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ADHD in the News - January 10, 2013

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

  1. What Parents Need to Know About Medication for ADHD (PsychCentral, January 5, 2013)

    ""Medications aren't a cure-all but they can be very helpful," according to Mark Bertin, MD, a board-certified developmental behavioral pediatrician and author of The Family ADHD Solution...Below, Bertin shared insights and tips for parents considering medication for treating their child's ADHD..." Full Story

  2. Do School-Based Interventions Help Children with ADHD? (GoodTherapy.org, January 8, 2013)

    "In a recent study, George J. DuPaul of the College of Education at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania examined the effectiveness of three types of ADHD interventions including cognitive behavioral [3], academic, and contingency management. He reviewed 60 separate studies and found that school-based treatments did result in positive outcomes on both academic and behavioral measures..." Full Story

  3. ADHD symptoms may influence bipolar disorder course (News-Medical.Net, January 9, 2013)

    "Comorbid attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is common in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), and is associated with more mixed states, more severe psychopathology, and more impaired family functioning, Italian researchers report..." Full Story

  4. ICISS Helps Parents, Teachers of Kids with ADHD Collaborate Online (Medgadget, January 7, 2013)

    "Clinicians at Boston Children's Hospital realized the inadequacies in the current [diagnostic] system, such as regularly forgetting to fill out the form on time, having to calculate the score manually, and the difficulty of tracking ADHD effectively when using paper. Here's a video report from the hospital about their new ICISS system that more effectively gathers data and puts the doctor closer to parents and teachers, and the kids they take care of..." Full Story

  5. Accessible learning for students with disabilities (The Montreal Gazette, January 5, 2013)

    "With an explosion in "invisible" disabilities such as ADHD, universities are having to adapt to this emerging clientele - and the buzz term for that is Universal Design..." Full Story

  6. Bullying Causes Significant Short-Term Emotional and Physical Consequences for Children With Autism (ScienceDaily, January 10, 2013)

    "Nearly 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) experience emotional trauma as a result of being bullied, according to findings published today in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, while a significant portion were concerned for their own safety at school. The study also found that children with ASD who presented with pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses were at increased risk for involvement in bullying, with children diagnosed with ASD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or depression at highest risk of being victimized over a one month period..." 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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