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October 22, 2020

Racial Disparities in ADHD

  • ADHD, Patients and Families, Specific Learning Disorder

Two recent reports highlight racial disparities in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses. A meta-analysis published online in JAMA Psychiatry in September found that Black individuals are at higher risk of ADHD diagnosis than the general population, a finding that “challenges generally accepted statements that Black individuals have a lower prevalence of ADHD compared with others,” the authors note.

June 24, 2020

FDA Approves First Game-Based Therapy for ADHD

  • ADHD, Patients and Families

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month  approved a video game-based therapy for treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is the first game-based therapy, called a digital therapeutic device, approved by FDA for any type of condition.

April 02, 2020

The Power of Pets for Your Well-being

  • ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Depression

Most pet owners are well aware that pets make our lives better, but they can also help improve our health. Research continues to identify many ways pets help improve our health, including helping maintain mental health and well-being. More than two-thirds of us, about 68% of U.S. households, have a pet.

December 16, 2019

How Common are Mental Health Disorders Among Children and Teens?

  • By APA
  • ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Conduct Disorders, Depression, OCD, Patients and Families, Specific Learning Disorder

An estimated 15% of children and adolescents will be diagnosed with a mental disorder before age 18, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry last month.

November 15, 2019

ADHD Increasing Among Adults

  • By APA
  • ADHD, Patients and Families

New research published earlier this month finds the number of adults with ADHD has been increasing. The study in JAMA Open Network found the rate of ADHD has been increasing among adults of all races/ethnicities. However, there were substantially lower rates of detection among minority racial/ethnic subgroups. Rates of ADHD and rates remained highest for whites throughout the 10-year study period.

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