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ADHD in the News 06-01-17

ADHD: FDA OKs Strattera Generic (Medpage Today, May 30, 2017)

"The FDA cleared the first generic versions of atomoxetine for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in both children and adults, the agency announced. Four companies got the okay to market the drug in multiple dosing strengths: Apotex, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Aurobindo Pharma, and Glenmark Pharma. The branded product, Strattera, is made by Eli Lilly and was originally approved in 2002. (Medpage Today, May 30, 2017)..." Full Story


Adult ADHD Can't Be Diagnosed With A Simple Screening Test, Doctors Warn (NPR, May 29, 2017)

"Diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be difficult...Which is why many people were excited when earlier this year a World Health Organization advisory group endorsed a six-question screening test that a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported could reliably identify adults with ADHD...some ADHD researchers say the six-question screening test is not necessarily the simple diagnostic solution its proponents hope it will be. (NPR, May 29, 2017)..." Full Story


VIDEO: Evidence-based treatments for comorbid ADHD, cannabis use disorder (Healio, May 31, 2017)

"In this video, Frances Levin, MD, of Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, reviews current research on treatment approaches for concurrent cannabis use disorder and ADHD. Levin recommends the use of medications “when appropriate” and “having the patient’s response guide treatment.” (Healio, May 31, 2017)..." Full Story


Can ADHD Symptoms Get Better in Adulthood? (Psych Central, May 31, 2017)

"Once an an adult with ADHD, always an adult with ADHD? Not necessarily. There’s some new research out suggesting that adults with ADHD can experience improvements in their symptoms. The study, from researchers in Brazil, tracked the symptoms of 344 adults with ADHD over the course of seven years. They found that on average, the adults’ symptoms declined with age...For others, though, it turns out that ADHD symptoms can also get worse. (Psych Central, May 31, 2017)..." Full Story


ADHD Infographic: Course from Childhood to Adulthood (Linkedin, May 29, 2017)

"Although ADHD was conceived as a childhood disorder, we now know that many cases persist into adulthood. My colleagues and I charted the progression of ADHD through childhood, adolescence and adulthood in our “Primer” about ADHD, http://rdcu.be/gYyV. (Linkedin, May 29, 2017)..." Full Story


Are We Overdiagnosing and Overtreating ADHD? (Psychiatric Times, May 31, 2017)

"While ADHD clearly places a significant burden on the individual, family, and society at large, there has been debate regarding its diagnosis and treatment...To address diagnostic and treatment concerns, it is critical to understand how ADHD is diagnosed. (Psychiatric Times, May 31, 2017)..." Full Story


expert reaction to review linking wireless technology to childhood development, autism and ADHD (cience Media Centre, May 30, 2017)

"A review paper published in Child Development claims that exposure to electromagnetic fields and radio-frequency radiation – via wireless technology – may be linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children...“About the paper itself: This publication does not present any new empirical data, it is primarily a position paper that sets out a hypothesis held by the authors. The authors try to weave together several threads of literature to come to their position. I think it is important to note that none of the evidence presented is directly related to autism or ADHD..." (cience Media Centre, May 30, 2017)..." Full Story


How to help your adult child with ADHD leave home (Knoxville News Sentinel, May 26, 2017)

"Young adults in greater numbers are coming home to live with their parents again...What if these young adults’ lives were further complicated by ongoing ADHD issues? How would families be impacted by their return? These family issues were addressed in two recent articles in Attention, the science information magazine, published by the national ADHD organization, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.) (Knoxville News Sentinel, May 26, 2017)..." Full Story


Young woman with ADHD has message to mom: "Thanks for 'drugging' me" (Today.com, May 31, 2017)

"A few weeks ago, Jessica McCabe wrote a letter to her mom and posted it on Facebook. "What I want to say to my mom, who 'drugged' me:" she began, "Thank you." The post has since been shared almost 3,000 times on Facebook. (Today.com, May 31, 2017)..." Full Story


What Adults Who Don’t Have ADHD Should Know About Adults Who Do (US News & World Report, May 31, 2017)

"Julia Breur, a licensed clinical psychotherapist in Boca Raton, Florida, says it's important to clarify and even correct many false beliefs surrounding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. "There are numerous myths and misconceptions about ADHD that are considered to be facts by those who do not appear to understand what ADHD exactly is," she says. If you're an adult who does not have ADHD, here are some things to keep in mind about other adults who do. (US News & World Report, May 31, 2017)..." Full Story


5 Lifestyle Hacks to Help Manage ADHD During Pregnancy (Healthline, May 31, 2017)

"Most of the front-line medications used to treat ADHD in adults are category C drugs. That basically means that there’s insufficient research available to say whether or not the medication is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding...Thankfully, there are lifestyle and behavioral changes that may help. This doesn’t mean that ADHD can or should always be treated without medication. But these alternatives may help improve ADHD symptoms until you deliver. (Healthline, May 31, 2017)..." Full Story



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