Tag Archive for: ADHD

Unlocking social success: High school program empowers adolescents with ADHD

Evans, S. W., DuPaul, G. J., Benson, K., Owens, J. S., Fu, Q., Cleminshaw, C., … & Margherio, S. (2023). Social Functioning Outcomes of a High School-Based Treatment Program for Adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-16. Summarized by Ellen Parry Luff About the Study This study focuses on a new […]

Trauma informed mentoring: Early trauma exposure raises risk for young women ADHD/self-injury

by Yasmin Anwar   Exposure to abuse, neglect, or other traumas in childhood and adolescence puts young women with ADHD at a heightened risk of self-injury, a new study shows. The findings indicate that environmental factors can have a significant bearing on the negative psychosocial outcomes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and also raise the question whether […]

How mentoring can have a positive impact on students with learning disabilities

Haft, S. L., Chen, T., LeBlanc, C., Tencza, F., & Hoeft, F. (2019). Impact of mentoring on socio-emotional and mental health outcomes of youth with learning disabilities and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. doi:10.1111/camh.12331 Summarized by Karina DeAndrade Notes of Interest: The purpose of this quantitative study was to assess the impact […]

We are overmedicating America’s poorest kids

Editor’s note: Nancy Rappaport, MD a colleague who has devoted her career to working with vulnerable youth in low-income school districts around Boston. In this post, which appeared today in the Washington Post, she discusses the problem of overmedication.  by Nancy Rappaport In America, poverty is a disease that comes with a host of symptoms. If […]