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ADHD in the News - January 17, 2013

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

  1. Program Improves Family-Child-School Functioning in Children with ADHD (GoodTherapy.org, January 11, 2013)

    "Children with attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) face numerous challenges across many settings...Research has shown that the most effective approaches incorporate student-teacher, student-parent, and parent-school relationships. Jennifer A. Mautone of the Center for Management of ADHD/Community Schools Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently conducted a study testing a pilot program that addressed all of these elements..." Full Story

  2. Meeting Your Goals When You Have ADHD (PsychCentral, January 11, 2013)

    In addition to being successful practitioners and seasoned experts in ADHD, both [Terry Matlen, ACSW] and [Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.] have ADHD. Here, they share insights to help you accomplish your goals..." Full Story

  3. Obese Kids Face Earlier Health Risks (Everyday Health, January 14, 2013)

    "Obese children run an almost doubled risk of developing three or more physical, mental, or emotional conditions such as asthma, ADHD, and depression when compared to normal weight kids, according to new research from the University of California, Los Angeles. Likewise, the risk rate for these conditions is 1.3 times higher for overweight kids..." Full Story

  4. Could A Dopamine Gene Be the Answer to a Longer Life? (TIME, January 11, 2013)

    "A gene linked to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction might also help you live to be 100...A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that a version of a gene coding for a receptor for the brain chemical dopamine was 66% more common among people who lived to be 90 or older than among a group of younger people who were otherwise similar. The variant leads to a weaker response to the neurotransmitter, lowering the activity of the dopamine system that is responsible for generating feelings of pleasure, desire and reward, as well as for regulating movement..." Full Story

  5. Study: Children With ADHD Earn Less, Work Less Later In Life (The Atlantic, January 15, 2013)

    "In July, Jason Fletcher, a professor Yale's School of Public Health, released a working paper concluding that depressed teenagers earn roughly 20 percent less on average later in life. This week, Fletcher has released a new paper looking at the consequences of childhood Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), using data on some 15,000 Americans who were tracked from their teens to around age 30..." Full Story

  6. Best of 2012: GoodTherapy.org's Top 10 Websites for ADHD (GoodTherapy.org, January 14, 2013)

    "The Internet is flush with information about ADHD, not all of it accurate or particularly helpful to those living with the neurobehavioral issue or seeking information about this sometimes controversial diagnosis...we selected the 10 best ADHD resources on the web for 2012 - GoodTherapy.org excluded - to help people better find their way. Among the criteria we used to select our top 10 ADHD websites are quality and depth of content, presentation, and functionality..." Full Story

  7. That's ADHD again? You Don't Say! Listen Closely and Hear the Effects of ADHD on Communication (Huffington Post, January 17, 2013)

    "Comprehensive ADHD care requires a broad view of the often subtle effects it has on life, addressing its impact wherever it shows. One of the more commonly overlooked aspects of ADHD is its direct effect on communication..." Full Story

  8. Professional and Living With ADHD: Ask Noah (Huffington Post, January 15, 2013)

    "Q: At 31, I've just been officially diagnosed with adult ADHD, which is not surprising at all. My doctor thinks I've gone undiagnosed my whole life. I believe having my temperament and sensitivity, although not easy in my business, has made me successful. These lifelong "struggles" make me who I am. My fear is taking meds and or going to see a therapist will change or neuter my capabilities. Please advise, Noah..." Full Story

  9. Kids' Behavior Linked to Food Insecurity (DailyRX News, January 11, 2013)

    "Food insecurity is the term used to describe children who are not sure about when and if good food will be available to them. Food insecurity may affect kids' behavior. A recent study tracked kids until they were 8 years old. The kids who had limited access to foods when they were under age 5 were more than two times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms when they were older..." Full Story

  10. Talking With Baby May Help Prevent ADHD (KVUE TV, January 17, 2013)

    "A new study from Scotland suggests that the more you talk to and interact with your baby, the less likely it is that your child will develop ADHD later in life. Researchers believe they have discovered a link between a lack of communication between a mother and her baby and a risk that the child will develop emotional problems and behavioral disorders as the child matures..." 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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