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The most up-to-date thinking on ADHD from research, diagnosis to treatment and management

07 Feb

Surprising advantages of telepsychiatry

According to research, "around one billion people globally have a mental or substance use disorder" [1]. This highlights the pressure psychiatrists are under...

29 Jan

A day in the life of a Clinical Advisor

Our team of Clinical Advisors supports clinicians to get the best outcomes for their patients. So, what do they get up to?  We spoke to Sherri Hutchinson, who...

27 Jan

The association between ADHD and obesity: an intriguing puzzle

The name, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), often conjures up images of people who can’t sit still. Unsurprisingly, clinicians have argued that...

23 Jan

ADHD and depression - part three

In Part Three, Dr Jennie Byrne explains  about the challenges within and beyond the treatment of those with ADHD and depression.

Q. Is it more difficult to...
22 Jan

ADHD and depression - part two

Experienced psychiatrist Dr. Jennie Byrne answers common questions around ADHD and Depression. In Part Two, we discuss if an ADHD diagnosis later in life can...

18 Dec

The creative ADHD brain

The conventional belief is that freedom fuels creativity, however, there is also a less well-known theory that mind wandering (the inattentive part of ADHD)...

17 Dec

Mindfulness: an ADHD case study

To learn about how mindfulness helped someone with ADHD, psychotherapist and mindfulness coach Stacey Camacho shared one of her client’s journey: a 38-year-old...

16 Dec

Does taking paracetamol during pregnancy result in ADHD?

Of the many articles and press around ADHD, there are all too often misleading interpretations of the science that has been presented. In this article, we aim...

13 Dec

An ADHD Christmas – jingle bell or jingle hell?

Christmas is just around the corner and for many of us will be a time of fun and spending time with loved ones. Yet, it can also bring varying pressures...

12 Dec

Getting started with mindfulness

To inform us about the practical aspects of mindfulness and how it could help with ADHD, psychotherapist and mindfulness coach Stacey Camacho provided us with...

02 Dec

Time to clock off – ADHD in the workplace

We’ve all been there; sitting at your work desk, watching the clock slowly hitting 3 pm. It’s a Friday and all you can think about is the weekend. Our mind is...

31 Oct

ADHD in school

ADHD symptoms can be heavily impacted by the school environment. It is common for parents to be concerned about how to manage school, especially if their child...

15 Oct

Common ADHD myths

As part of ADHD Awareness Month, established ADHD researcher and author Dr. Joel Nigg is picking apart some common myths around ADHD.

 

Myth 1: ADHD is the...

26 Sep

Effective strategies for managing procrastination

In her previous blog, Dr. Carol Weitzman, Director of the Connecticut Center for Developmental Pediatrics in Westport Connecticut and the Medical Director of...

25 Sep

Award-winning innovation

The diagnostic process for ADHD is challenging for all involved.

For a long time diagnoses have been based on professional instinct; based on interviews with...

22 Sep

ADHD and procrastination

We all procrastinate. We all find excuses to put off long, complex or boring tasks. For those with ADHD, the consequences of procrastination can be...

21 Sep

Follow up care in the United States

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common and impairing psychiatric disorders affecting children, with an estimated 13% of...

20 Sep

5 conditions not to mistake for ADHD

“Where should I go to have my son evaluated for ADHD?” seems to be a straightforward question, but it is not.

This parent believes, rightly or wrongly, that...

18 Sep

ADHD and depression - part one

ADHD and depression are commonly associated with one another. But why is that? We asked experienced psychiatrist Dr. Jennie Byrne MD, PhD from Cognitive...

13 Sep

Small steps to giant leaps: promotion of active change during care pathway re-design

Navigating the development of clinical care pathways for ADHD can be a time consuming and frustrating process for clinicians - often something that’s ‘slotted’...

14 Jun

Women and the later life diagnosis

The truth is that women are less likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than men for a number of reasons.

Of the women who do get diagnosed, research indicates that...

20 May

Medication improves academic performance

Mental health problems in childhood can have a negative impact on learning and academic performance, resulting in considerable consequences for later life.

One...

23 Apr

Birthdate bias

It has long been recognized that the oldest children in age-based cohorts tend to outperform and have better mental health outcomes than their younger-aged...

04 Mar

Risking over diagnosis

Pediatricians see a significantly higher percentage of referrals involving the youngest children in a school year for ADHD diagnoses and treatments.

Objective...

07 Feb

ADHD test for schools

At the end of 2018, the media repeatedly reported on how Ofsted criticized the education and support of children with special educational needs and...

28 Nov

Mindfulness and virtual reality

The ADHD Foundation hosted their 6th National ADHD Conference on ‘ADHD, Neurodiversity, and Mental Health’ in Liverpool, UK on November 8th-9th.

The...

22 Nov

ADHD, autism or both?

Reaching a diagnostic decision is seldom straightforward and particularly not when a child or adult presents with symptoms that greatly overlap, like they do...

20 Nov

Winners - HSJ award

QbTest - a pioneering project to support diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Health...

23 Oct

The bright side of ADHD

The 5th EUNETHYDIS International Conference on ADHD hosted their 2018 biennial meeting at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland...

15 Oct

Adolescents outgrowing ADHD criteria

The Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) hosted their 2018 Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California on September 14th - 17th, highlighting new...

15 Oct

ADHD in girls

Girls with ADHD are easily missed, not only by teachers and parents but by qualified professionals as well.

For many years, people believed that ADHD was a...

15 Oct

ADHD not recognized as SEN

Latest government figures show an increase in the number of children and young people identified as having SEN, for the first time since 2010.

The so-called...

03 Oct

A clinician's view - ADHD assessment

This month, Qbtech is launching a series to advance awareness of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the complexities that often occur...

27 Jun

Transforming ADHD care

The management of ADHD is highly associated with substantial fiscal burden.

In England and Wales, for example, children with ADHD place a significant cost on...

10 May

Breakthrough study

The landmark AQUA-trial has now been published [1]: the first independent randomised controlled trial (RCT) demonstrating that QbTest can increase the speed...

24 Apr

Identification of ADHD

School leaders across England have recently raised concerns that the current school system prevents some pupils from reaching their potential and 68% [1] of...

09 Apr

Adult ADHD - limitations and opportunities

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) was for many years considered to be a disorder limited to childhood, but much progress has been made.

In 2013,...

21 Mar

Available in the Netherlands

By harnessing breakthrough facial recognition technology Qbtech, world leaders in objective testing, have made it possible for more Dutch professionals to...

20 Feb

It takes confidence

Diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) remains subject to controversy and there is an ongoing debate about increasing prevalence rates....

01 Feb

Treatment optimization

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a well-characterised, highly debilitating disorder that responds well to treatment. One could say that ADHD...

25 Jan

Early intervention

The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) 2018 Annual Meeting held on January 12th-14th in Washington, D.C., featured various...

25 Jan

When parent and teacher reports disagree on ADHD

The reporting of significant problems at home with minimal or no difficulties reported by teachers and vice versa is a familiar situation for clinicians and...

14 Aug

Objective data

An NHS funded research report carried out with the cooperation of the University of Nottingham for the “Study of user experience of an objective test (QbTest)...

28 Jun

Cannabinoids and ADHD

ADHD patients are known to take cannabis to cope with problems related to their ADHD, yet, until now there has been very limited data to evaluate whether this...

15 Feb

Interventions for ADHD

Evidence matters and clear evaluation is needed for every patient, regardless of treatment choice. For the concerned parent of a child who may have ADHD – or...

13 Jan

Objective data confirms bias

ADHD decision making is compromised by the complex nature of the disorder, associated conditions and reliance on subjective information which can be ambiguous...

14 Dec

ADHD - it's different for girls

In the past, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was often thought of as a condition which only affects boys. We now know that this simply isn’t...

16 Nov

Swift identification

Early identification of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) means that the right support and treatment can be provided and start to have a positive...

22 Sep

Introducing the new ADHD test - QbCheck

QbCheck is designed to simplify yet improve medical and financial outcomes. As the only FDA cleared and CE marked online ADHD test it utilises breakthrough...

12 Apr

FDA clears breakthrough ADHD Test

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the ADHD test - QbCheck - developed by the Swedish company Qbtech to aid in the assessment and evaluation...

07 May

FDA clearance

Last month, a mother came into the Focus-MD clinic in Mobile, Alabama, with a concern about her eight-year-old son...

A year and a half earlier, the boy had...

02 Apr

FDA clears QbTest for treatment follow-up

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the neuropsychological test – QbTest – developed by the Swedish company Qbtech to aid in the evaluation...

07 Jun

Computer-based ADHD assessment

A new ADHD tool is being investigated in the UK prison population for the first time.

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London are...

03 Dec

FDA Clears QbTest

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the neuropsychological test – QbTest – developed by the Swedish company Qbtech to aid in assessing...