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ADHD in the News - January 16, 2014

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

  1. Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus: Part 1 (Huffington Post, January 15, 2014)

    "There is a critically important conversation missing from the Op-Ed pages of our leading news institutions -- the proper diagnosis and treatment of ADHD is a matter of public health and safety...Like a teacher might do for a distracted child, it's time to redirect and refocus the ADHD debate..." Full Story

  2. Tackling the Behavioral Challenges of ADHD: Getting Organized (NYU Physician, Winter 2013-2014)

    "The Child Study Center at NYU Langone offers an innovative program to help kids with ADHD overcome one of the condition’s most overlooked but debilitating symptoms: disorganization. [The Center] offers the tools to help kids with ADHD succeed in school and beyond." Full Story

  3. How Does ADHD Treatment Vary by Region? (Medscape, January 14, 2014)

    "My name is Dr. Robert Findling...the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, as well as at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. I will be talking about geographic differences in the rates in which stimulants are prescribed to children in the United States. The paper[1] I will be discussing was published in Psychiatric Services, and the first author is Douglas McDonald..." Full Story

  4. Study: Computer training for ADHD students misses the mark (Medical Xpress, January 15, 2014)

    "Popular computer-based training programs designed to improve behavior or academic performance in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, do not deliver on their intent, according to research findings published this month in Clinical Psychology Review..." Full Story

  5. ADHD drug effective for people with dependency (YottaFire, January 12, 2014)

    "People with ADHD and dependency rarely respond as they should to ADHD drugs. A randomised study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now shows that it is possible to obtain the desired efficacy by administering the drug in higher doses. The results of the study are published in the scientific journal Addiction..." Full Story

  6. Children diagnosed with ADHD may continue to have symptoms into adulthood (Chicago Tribune, January 10, 2014)

    "DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our son was diagnosed at the age of 9 with ADHD. He's now 13 and doing well but is still on medication. Will he need to continue taking the medication until adulthood, or do children usually outgrow the condition as they mature?..." Full Story

  7. Florida Family ‘Blessed’ to Be Part of Scholarship Program (Sunshine State News, January 15, 2014)

    "In 2001, the Florida Legislature passed the Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to low-income families with children between kindergarten and 12th-grade. Since then, more than 331,000 students have received scholarships from Step Up for Students, a nonprofit organization that administers the program..." 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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