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ADHD in the News - January 13, 2011

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

  1. Loughner More Than a Deranged Individual? He Is One of Millions ( Newswise, January 13, 2011)

    "The news is made more shocking because most Americans don't know that the prevalence rates of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders has been increasing among American youth for more than 20 years. Today that rate is significantly higher than in 22 other rich democracies. Most Americans don't know that more and more young people are being rejected for military service because of such mental, emotional and behavioral disorders?just like the presumed shooter was rejected..." Full story

  2. Shionogi Inc. Announces Commercial Availability Of KAPVAY?(clonidine Hydrochloride) Extended-Release Tablets For The Treatment Of ADHD (Medical News Today, January 12, 2011)

    "KAPVAY? is the first and only FDA-approved ADHD treatment indicated for use as add-on therapy to stimulant medication, in addition to use as monotherapy..." Full story

  3. DIG Coaching Practice to Present "ADHD Advocacy Part 1: The Law and Your Rights Made Simple" on Attention Talk Radio with Host Jeff Copper and Attorney Matthew Cohen (PR.com, January 12, 2011)

    "Attention Talk Radio host Jeff Copper will interview attorney Matthew Cohen of Chicago on the legal rights afforded those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their discussion will walk through the basics and the laws people should know when advocating for themselves or others who are diagnosed with ADHD. [Interview Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. (EST)]..." Full story

  4. Secret Businesses Aimed to Exploit Vaccine Fears, British Medical Journal Investigation Finds (Science Daily, January 11, 2011)

    "Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor who claimed a link between MMR and autism, planned secret businesses intended to make huge sums of money, in Britain and America, from his now-discredited allegations, according to a British Medical Journal investigation..." Full story

  5. ADHD classes offered to parents (Standard-Examiner (Utah), January 10, 2011)

    "The course, "Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD," is in its seventh year and is taught by professionals who volunteer their time each Tuesday evening for seven weeks to teach on a variety of subjects, including an overview of ADHD, parenting strategies, working with schools and parenting teens with ADHD..." Full story

  6. 5 Ways to Manage Your Body Weight If You Have ADHD (MSN Health, January 10, 2011)

    "Q. Are there any specific strategies that will help people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder lose weight more easily? A. If you have ADHD and have weight to lose, you need to follow the basic formula that leads to weight and fat loss for everyone: exercise more and eat less. But should you do anything differently? Perhaps..." Full story

  7. High-Tech Help (New York Times, January 7, 2011)

    "Thirty years later, an ever-growing array of assistive technology is available to help students read, write term papers and take tests. From pens that can remember to text that can talk, such technologies are now being held up as important tools for students with learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia (trouble writing) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder..." Full story

  8. Learning With Disabilities (New York Times, January 7, 2011)

    "Ms. Nelson is paying most of her own way at Landmark, a two-year college exclusively for students with learning disabilities and A.D.H.D. She wants to graduate on time this spring, and with tuition and fees alone at $48,000 a year--more than any other college in the nation --she cannot give in to distraction..." Full story

  9. Evidence Lacking for Widespread Use of Costly Antipsychotic Drugs, Study Suggests (ScienceDaily, January 7, 2011)

    "Many prescriptions for the top-selling class of drugs, known as atypical antipsychotic medications, lack strong evidence that the drugs will actually help, a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and University of Chicago has found. Yet, drugs in this class may cause such serious effects as weight gain, diabetes and heart disease, and cost Americans billions of dollars..." Full story

  10. Do synthetic food colors cause hyperactivity? (PhysOrg.com, January 6, 2011)

    "Acting on research published in the Lancet, the European Parliament last year began requiring products containing synthetic food colors to carry warning labels saying that "consumption may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children." Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a March hearing on whether food dyes adversely impact children's health. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, or CSPI, is asking the agency for a synthetic food-dye ban and to place warnings on products until the colors are removed..." Full story

  11. Majority of Youth with Mental Disorders May Not Be Receiving Sufficient Services (NIMH Science Update, January 04, 2011)

    "A substantial proportion of youth with severe mental disorders do not receive mental health care, according to data from an NIMH-funded survey published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry..." 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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