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ADHD in the News - January 31, 2013

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

  1. Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study (HealthDay News, January 30, 2013)

    "A new study finds little evidence that non-drug interventions reduce key symptoms of ADHD. A multinational team of experts identified no positive effects from psychological treatments including mind exercises (cognitive training), neurofeedback and behavioral training (positive reinforcement). And the researchers discovered only small benefits associated with dietary treatments: supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 free fatty acids, and elimination of artificial food coloring. Still, parents shouldn't be discouraged, said study co-author Dr. Emily Simonoff..." Full Story

  2. Little Evidence for Nondrug Tx for ADHD (Medpage Today, January 30, 2013)

    "Nondrug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder have limited evidence of efficacy and their use for core symptoms is not supported, a European guideline committee concluded. Uncontrolled clinical evaluations produced positive results for a variety of dietary and psychological interventions. However, the significant benefits disappeared in "probably blinded" assessments, except for free fatty acid (FFA) supplementation and avoidance of artificial food color, according to an article...published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry..." Full Story

  3. Working to Identify Early Warning Signs in Juvenile Offenders (Science Daily, January 29, 2013)

    "A group of Iowa State researchers is working to identify those early warning signs in juvenile offenders before they turn into a pattern of criminal behavior...With criminal behavior, the onset begins with rule violations, but researchers found a juvenile's first arrest or contact with the police is the strongest indicator of future problems. The study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice included 252 children living in Pennsylvania juvenile detention centers..." Full Story

  4. Rise in ADHD Diagnosis for Hispanic Kids Is not all Bad (ABC News Univision, January 28, 2013)

    "A recent study by Kaiser Permanente found that the overall rate of ADHD diagnosis for children increased 24 percent from 2.5 percent in 2001 to 3.1 percent in 2010. Broken down for race and ethnicity, rates for Hispanic and black children increase 60 percent and 70 percent, respectively, over the 9-year period. Experts argue this is a step in the right direction because it means more children with the neurobehavioral disorder are likely to be treated..." Full Story

  5. AffordRx.com Announces the Availability of an Adderall Discount (PRWEB, January 31, 2013)

    "AffordRx.com, a prescription drug card, is offering an Adderall coupon to help families afford the medications they need...These cards are free, instantly downloadable, and can serve as an Adderall coupon, offering steep discounts on this and many more popular drugs..." Full Story

  6. Counting Sheep for Kids with ADHD (dailyRx News, January 29, 2013)

    "One of the challenges of parenting can involve helping children maintain healthy sleep habits. Children with conditions like ADHD may need even more help with sleep. A recent study looked at sleeping patterns among children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The researchers found that children with ADHD often have a difficult time falling asleep at night and during the day, regardless of how well they slept the night before..." Full Story

  7. Women and ADHD: What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed (PsychCentral, January 29, 2013) "Even today, between work and home, women have a lot to juggle...Here, [Terry Matlen, ACSW] and [Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D] who both have ADHD, offer their tips for coping with overwhelm when you have the disorder..." Full Story

  8. Yoga and the Mind: Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms of Major Psychiatric Disorders? (TIME, January 28, 2013)

    "Yoga does the body good, and according to a new study, it may ease the mind as well. "Yoga has also become such a cultural phenomenon that it has become difficult for physicians and consumers to differentiate legitimate claims from hype," researchers from Duke University Medical Center write in their study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. In order to explore the widely held belief that practicing yoga can relieve mental stress, the team reviewed more than 100 studies on the effect of yoga and mental health..." 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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