ADHD News & Research

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This blog category contains posts related to ADHD research and other reports in the news.

ADHD News & Research

Adieu To France’s Abusive Treatment of Autism

You thought ADHD awareness in France was bad? Well, it is. But in France, autism awareness and treatment might be worse—or at least better documented. Two documentaries and a former French-trained psychoanalyst call out hidebound

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ADHD News & Research

French Kids Don’t Have ADHD? Wrong

Have you heard that “French kids don’t have ADHD?” It’s not true. French Kids do have ADHD—as do children around the globe, at generally the same prevalence rate. When the post first appeared on Psychology 

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ADHD Roller Coaster Named Top Blog 2015

Healthline.com has named my blog, ADHD Roller Coaster, a “Top ADHD Blog” for 2015, writing: Being an adult with ADHD is like riding a roller coaster. So says ADHD Roller Coaster blogger and adult ADHD expert Gina

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A-choo! IgG, Immunity, and ADHD

A-choo! It’s spring, and my husband is sneezing in the next room as I write. Is there a connection between seasonal allergies and ADHD? Maybe. You’ll learn more in this guest column, below, from Charles

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ADHD News & Research

Sound Off: Users of Downgraded Concerta Generics

  These first-person stories from generic Concerta users recount the dramatic and adverse changes they experienced—often not knowing why . This started around 2015.  Typically, those associating their devolved functioning with the different-looking “Concerta” pill

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Do “NeuroMyths” Hamper Children’s Education?

True or false? Fact or “neuromyth”? Individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style (for example, visual, auditory or kinesthetic). This axiom has long been accepted as a “truism” in education.

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Russell Barkley on ADHD and Creativity

Does ADHD truly confer greater creativity? If you get your science news only from your Facebook feed, you might think so. The truth is more complicated. Recently, preeminent ADHD research scientist Russell Barkley and I

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Victory! Concerta Generics Downgraded!

The best news! The FDA announced today that the two approved generic versions of Concerta manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Kudco have been downgraded. It’s horrifying that so many people have already been adversely affected,

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