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ADHD in the News - January 9, 2014

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

  1. Can a Single Study Have Such Influence Over ADHD Treatment? (PsychCentral, January 3, 2014)

    "Experts and specialists of a condition such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rarely rely on a single studyís results to help guide their treatment decisions. And even when they do, itís nearly always done within the context of a specific patientís individualized needs. So can a single study have such influence over the choice of treatments in ADHD? Letís find out..." Full Story

  2. Parent-reported Cases of ADHD on the Rise, But Treatment Still Lags (American Academy of Family Physicians, January 8, 2014)

    "A recent study on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (www.jaacap.com) (ADHD) demonstrated a 42 percent increase in parent-reported diagnoses of the disorder between 2003 and 2011. It's a trend that's in line with other ADHD prevalence studies and highlights a need for appropriate psychiatric care for children and adults with the disorder..." Full Story

  3. Addressing Comorbid ADHD, Substance Abuse Disorder in Adolescents (Psychiatric News, January 7, 2014)

    "In late October, approximately 3,700 clinicians gathered in Orlando for the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) to discuss effective strategies for treating mental illness in youth. Among those in attendance was Timothy Wilens, M.D., psychopharmacology expert and director of the Center of Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital...After the session Wilens discussed with Psychiatric News his research and his theory on treating adolescents with comorbid ADHD and SUD. The following are highlights from the interview..." Full Story

  4. Increased Depression in Common Teen Disorders (dailyRx News, January 9, 2014)

    "Separately, ADHD and asthma each have been associated with mood disorders. Are patients with both ADHD and asthma at an even greater risk?...Researchers recently found that depression and bipolar disorder were greatly increased in study participants who had ADHD only or the combination of asthma and ADHD..." Full Story

  5. ADHD and Stuttering (StutterTalk, January 8, 2014)

    "This StutterTalk episode or course will be available for 0.10 CEUs for approximately six months, free of charge, through the National Stuttering Association...At the conclusion of the program, the learner shall be able to: Identify various ways in which Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can effect a childís ability to communicate effectively; Discuss the literature base regarding stuttering, disfluency and ADHD; Describe intervention strategies based on specific speech patterns commonly demonstrated by children with ADHD..." Full Story

  6. 10 Strategies for Helping Kids with ADHD Build Self-Confidence (Psych Central, January 2, 2014)

    "Itís common for kids with ADHD to feel bad about themselves. ADHD creates challenges in all areas of their lives, from home to school...Here are 10 expert tips for helping your child build self-confidence..." Full Story

  7. 5 Ways to Boost Your ADHD Child's Confidence (Everyday Health, January 2, 2014)

    "Being criticized by adults all day can quickly sap an ADHD child's self-esteem. Help your child build his confidence when facing challenges...To lay the foundation for social and scholastic success for a child with ADHD, here are some guidelines to help build his or her skills and self-esteem..." 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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