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ADHD in the News - January 3, 2013

A weekly news digest** from the National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD

  1. Many ADHD Teens Carry Problems Into Adulthood (PsychCentral, December 31, 2012)

    "Teens with ADHD are likely to carry with them a variety of difficulties into adulthood, including problems with physical and mental health, work and finances, according to a new long term study...The researchers followed 551 teens with ADHD from the time they were 14 to 16 years old until they turned 37. The original study began in 1975. Brook believes it may be the longest study to follow teens with ADHD to investigate its later impact..." Full Story

  2. Psychostimulants linked to ADHD (Health24, December 31, 2012)

    "The rate of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among illicit users of psychostimulants is roughly nine times higher than normal, a new study estimates. Almost half of illicit psychostimulant users showed evidence of ADHD, compared to an estimated rate of no more than 6% in adults in general, the Australian researchers found..." Full Story

  3. What is ADHD and how does it differ from OCD? (Examiner.com, December 29, 2012)

    "As of 2007, 5.4 million children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD in the United States. Each year, that number is increasing by 5.5%. Unfortunately, many of the children diagnosed with ADHD might actually not have ADHD but OCD according to a Dec. 28, 2012, United Press International report..." Full Story

  4. Covidien's Mallinckrodt lands FDA approval for ADHD drug (Providence Business News, December 31, 2012)

    "Mallinckrodt, the pharmaceuticals business of biotechnology giant Covidien PLC, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and market a generic version of its Concerta tablets for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the company announced Monday..." Full Story

  5. Don't cut school recess, pediatricians say (HealthDay News, December 31, 2012)

    "Since the advent of the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, some schools have been cutting or eliminating recess to spend more time teaching academics. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics is urging schools not to cut recess, which the organization says is a much-needed break and helps children develop a healthy lifestyle..." Full Story

  6. FDA says shortage of drug for attention deficit is resolved (Dallas Morning News, December 27, 2012)

    "Tom Coughlin struggles each month to find the drugs he needs to treat his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. A scarcity of dextroamphetamine during the past two years means that he makes multiple phone calls to pharmacies. He follows those with several trips all over town in hopes of locating sufficient medication for the month..." Full Story


**Disclaimer: Neither CHADD, the National Resource Center on ADHD, nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorses, supports, represents or guarantees the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any included articles nor endorses any opinions expressed in any articles included in ADHD in the News. CHADD and the National Resource Center on ADHD merely provide access to such content as a service to you.


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