ADHD News & Research

ADHD News and Research Gina Pera's ADHD Roller Coaster blog

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

“Brain-training” Games Ineffective for ADHD

Readers often ask my opinion on the various “brain-training” programs—computer-based activities that ostensibly improve brain functions in children and adults with ADHD.  My personal opinion is that I’ve seen no evidence that these games transfer

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Richard Saul, MD ADHD Does Not Exist
ADHD News & Research

ADHD Does Not Exist? Wrong, Richard Saul

Please skip this post if you’re depressed by sensationalistic headlines such as “ADHD Does Not Exist”. Just keep moving if you’re exasperated by rogue physicians such as Richard Saul marketing their unique ability to “find

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An Update on Concerta And New Generics

UPDATE:  Janssen Quietly Ends Authorized-Generic Concerta Previous posts now contain dated information, but they still provide a good education on generics and unique delivery systems. Here are the most recent, but there’s an entire archive!

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ADHD medication research shows symptoms improve quickly higher brain functions take longer
ADHD News & Research

ADHD Medication Benefits Increase Over Time

A landmark study offers good news about the cumulative benefits of ADHD medications taken over time. Excerpt: Results showed that adult ADHD patients who received drug treatment for more than two years had fewer symptoms

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ADHD and Gluten Sensitive? Check your Rx

A friend of mine has ADHD and is also very gluten-sensitive. Recently, she has been suffering with one inexplicable malady after another. Finally, an explanation: the gluten in the generic medication she has been taking.

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ADHD or bipolar?
ADHD News & Research

The ADHD and Bipolar Disorder Connection

This question comes up a lot: “How do you know if it’s ADHD or bipolar disorder?” And “Is there an ADHD and bipolar disorder connection?” My friend and fellow journalist-advocate John McManamy writes an excellent

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