Archive | Uncategorized

Brain Stimulation and Impulsivity in Adult ADHD

Impulsivity is one of the core symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A recent study published online ahead of print in the journal Brain Stimulation reported on the results of a sham controlled study of the potential benefit of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for adults with ADHD. The stimulation targeted the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to […]

Continue Reading 0

JAD Table of Contents January 2018 Issue 2

The upcoming special issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders highlights research on the prevalence of ADHD around the world as well as throughout the lifespan. These articles are important, not only further documenting the global reach of ADHD, but also shedding light on heretofore under recognized populations of children, adolescents, and adults who may […]

Continue Reading 0

Mindfulness Meditation: Enhancing Consciousness of Persons Affected by ADHD

By Roberta Waite and Meghan S. Leahy In the 1970’s, Kabat-Zinn popularized mindfulness meditation (MM) as many people sought non-medication interventions for a variety of conditions. Consequently, mindfulness interventions are increasingly used to address many health-related concerns. Today, MM is seen as a practical skill to use that benefits well-being, including being viewed as an […]

Continue Reading 0

Comparison of Two Measures of Working Memory Impairments in 220 Adolescents and Adults with ADHD

Ryan J. Kennedy, Donald M. Quinlan, and Thomas E. Brown Comparison of Two Measures of Working Memory Impairments in 220 Adolescents and Adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. Online First, August 1, 2016. DOI: 10.1177/1087054716661232 This study compares two normed measures used in ADHD evaluations to assess impairments in working memory. Although individuals with […]

Continue Reading 0

Why Do Adults With ADHD Choose Strength-Based Coaching Over Public Mental Health Care? A Qualitative Case Study From the Netherlands.

Schrevel, S. J. C., Dedding, C., & Broerse, J. E. W. (2016). Why do adults with ADHD choose strength-based coaching over public mental health care? A qualitative case study from the Netherlands. Sage Open, July-September, 1-8. doi: 10.1177/2158244016662498  Overview and Recommendations by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC  The coaching profession has had a relative scarcity of research […]

Continue Reading 0

Affective Lability or Emotional Dysregulation: Diagnostic Overlaps

Affective lability is a term used in mood disorders where as emotional dysregulation is described in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. At first glance these two terms might appear to make categorical distinctions yet the clinical presentation is often much more confusing. Richard-Lepouriel and colleagues (2016) wrote in their paper on the similarities of affective lability […]

Continue Reading 0

How Do We Manage a Patient Who Presents ADHD and Comorbid Depression? How Well Do Antidepressants Work In This Patient Population?

This is an everyday issue in real world clinical practice. The old adage of “Treat mood and anxiety first” before treating ADHD has long been considered the recommended standard of care when confronted with patients with ADHD comorbid with significant mood or anxiety symptoms. Recent findings by Chen et al from a nationwide longitudinal study […]

Continue Reading 0

Is ADHD a Serious Condition?

The short answer is “yes”.  The US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) review of ADHD starts with the statement: “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious public health problem affecting a large number of children and adults” (http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/research.html).  My colleagues and I recently reviewed the ADHD literature.  That let us to describe ADHD as “…a seriously […]

Continue Reading 0

Working Memory Training in Post-Secondary Students with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Study

Commentary by Dr. Margaret Weiss*: The gold standard for evaluation of outcome of working memory has to target real life improvement in those areas that are impaired. Working Memory Training in Post-Secondary Students with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Study Mawjee K, Woltering S, Tannock R. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 23;10(9):e0137173 Abstract Objectives: To determine whether […]

Continue Reading 0