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ADHD in the News - January 12, 2012

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

  1. For Kids With ADHD, Some Foods May Complement Treatment (NPR, January 9, 2012)

    ""[Diet's] main role in my clinical practice is as a complementary treatment," Benjamin Prince, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital tells us. That means kids with ADHD usually need medicine and good diets. But what makes a good diet? Here are three tips for kids on the ADHD spectrum from the experts:.." Full Story

  2. Pediatric Study: 'Healthy' Diet Best for ADHD Kids (MedPage Today, January 9, 2012)

    "Fast foods, sodas, and ice cream may be American kids' favorite menu items, but they're also probably the worst for those with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new literature review suggests. According to two researchers from Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a relatively simple diet low in fats and high in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is one of the best alternatives to drug therapy for ADHD. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid supplements have also been shown to help in some controlled studies, they noted..." Full Story

  3. How to Deal with a Significant Other with ADHD (MSN Health, January 2012)

    "Frustrated with your forgetful, impulsive, ADHD partner? Take a deep breath and follow these expert tips..." Full Story

  4. Shortage of ADHD drugs? Tips for parents (Boston Globe, January 9, 2012)

    "Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, director of the psychopharmacology program at Children's Hospital Boston, told me he was all too familiar with the problems those with ADHD face getting prescriptions filled. "This is not new, and many of my patients' parents have to run around to different pharmacies due to shortages."..." Full Story

  5. A Wellness Plan for People with ADHD (Psych Central, January 11, 2012)

    "Because people with ADD live fairly fast-paced lives, they can forget to slow down a little and consider whether they are living a balanced life," writes ADHD expert and psychotherapist Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, in her book 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals. Self-care is key to balance. In her book Sarkis shares the various ways people with ADHD can practice self-care. This includes attending to your physical wellness, emotional wellness and spiritual wellness..." Full Story

  6. 'Revolution' Host Ty Pennington on Living in His Dressing Room, Settling Down and His Vomit Bag Collection (ABC News, January 11, 2012)

    "Ty Pennington, the host of upcoming show "The Revolution," is known for his strange quirks...The TV host has defied the odds himself, by building a life on television while learning to live with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)..." 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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