Better Monitoring Needed for Teenagers with History of ADHD

According to a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics,primary care providers don’t pay enough attention to children with ADHD as they become adolescents and young adults.

“We have found that clinicians are more skilled in addressing ADHD in childhood than in adolescence,” said study senior author Thomas Power, PhD, director of the Center for Management of ADHD at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania

“Additional resources and training are needed,” Dr. Power said, “so we can ensure primary care clinicians are providing the best care for patients with ADHD as they develop through their teenage years.”

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ADHD Symptoms Associated with More Severe Gambling Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation

Significant correlations between ADHD symptomatology and emotion regulation and between emotion regulation and gambling disorder severity were identified. Differences in emotion regulation were found between gambling disorder patients with and without ADHD symptomatology. Path analysis revealed emotion regulation to be a mediator between ADHD and gambling disorder.

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Good Interrupting and ADHD

People with ADHD often have a habit of interrupting others in conversation, even when they know it’s inappropriate. Thank you, poor impulse control! Read the complete article

Neurodevelopment and Risk for ADHD and Depression

Childhood brain connectivity predicts psychiatric difficulties four years later. The majority of psychiatric disorders onset during childhood or adolescence. Early intervention and prevention are essential for mental health but identifying risk prior to the onset of psychopathology has proven challenging. Mapping trajectories of neurodevelopment that are associated with psychiatric symptoms has the potential to enhance the early identification of risk. Read the complete article