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ADHD in the News - January 30, 2014

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

  1. Drivers With ADHD: Higher Risk for Crashes? (WebMD, January 29, 2014)

    "Drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly 50 percent more likely to be in a serious car crash, a new study suggests. Further, men with ADHD can dramatically decrease their risk of traffic accidents if they take medication for their condition, the Swedish researchers said. "This study confirms the importance of treatment and medication for adults with ADHD as well as teens," said Ruth Hughes, CEO of Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a patient advocacy group..." Full Story

  2. ADHD Medication Saves Lives On The Road (redOrbit.com, January 30, 2014)

    "New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that medication used to treat ADHD in adult men can save lives on the road. According to a large registry study, which is now being published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry, up to half of the transport accidents involving men with ADHD could be avoided if the men were taking medication for their condition..." Full Story

  3. ADHD Associated with Communication Problems (PsychCentral, January 30, 2014)

    "In Canada, University of Waterloo researchers say “people with ADHD are often less able to consider the perspective of their conversational partner.” “Understanding that this may be an issue will lead to new approaches and training that could improve the way individuals with the disorder interact and communicate with others,” say the researchers..." Full Story

  4. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo a Distinct Attention Disorder? (Medscape, January 28, 2014)

    "Sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) is likely a distinct attention disorder, not a subtype of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although there is notable overlap with ADHD, 2 researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston say. Catherine Saxbe, MD, and Russell A. Barkley, PhD, base their conclusion on a review of nearly 3 decades' worth of research on SCT and their own clinical experience..." Full Story

  5. Vitamins ‘effective in treating ADHD symptoms’ (BBC, January 29, 2014)

    "Adults with ADHD given supplements for eight weeks had a "modest" improvement in concentration span, hyperactivity, and other symptoms, a small-scale study found. A wide range of nutrients, including vitamin D, iron and calcium, may improve brain functioning, said psychologists in New Zealand..." Full Story

  6. Telepsychiatry effective for ADHD treatment in rural areas (Clinical Psychiatry News, January 28, 2014)

    "Telepsychiatry in rural areas is beneficial for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their parents, according to one of the largest randomized controlled trials of its kind. During the 22 weeks of the study, children who received telemental health (TMH) improved significantly in ADHD inattention and hyperactivity, oppositional defiant disorder, school performance, and adaptive functioning, based on the ratings provided by their parents..." Full Story

  7. Adults & ADHD: 7 Tips for Finishing What You Start (PsychCentral, January 28, 2014)

    "The ADHD brain gets bored easily and needs novelty (this helps to boost dopamine levels, which are low in people with ADHD)...The need for newness also means that adults with ADHD often start many different projects and simply get too busy to finish them all, according to Sarah D. Wright, a life coach who specializes in working with people who have attention disorders...In order to finish what you start, it helps to have support and get clear on the parameters of your project..." Full Story

  8. Adults & ADHD: 8 Tips to Make Good Decisions (PsychCentral, January 24, 2014)

    "Making decisions is a challenge for adults with ADHD. The symptom of distraction is one reason decision-making is difficult...They also have a tough time prioritizing tasks and projects, because all the options seem equally significant...While making decisions may be a challenge, you can use strategies to simplify the process..." 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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