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ADHD in the News - February 3, 2011

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

  1. Chesco families part of growing trend of girls with ADHD (The Mercury, February 2, 2011)

    "Marissa Burton is on the Board of Directors of the Chester County/Main Line chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention/Hyperactivity Disorder). She will be among hundreds of participants to learn more about how ADHD affects specific age groups and genders, at the group's 10th annual ADHD Conference..." Full story

  2. Prominent Brain Researchers Demonstrate How Students Can Overcome Stress Crisis And Function Like Top Achievers (News Blaze, February 2, 2011)

    "How can today's students overcome the debilitating effects of heavy stress - made even more difficult by the economy - in order to perform at their best? It is indeed possible, and two prominent brain researchers will demonstrate how and share their compelling research findings on Tuesday, February 8, during a free public lecture on the topic, at the University of Chicago..." Full story

  3. Are The Kids All Right? (WBUR.org, January 31-February 3, 2011)

    "IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS since a federal judge issued a scathing ruling accusing Massachusetts of not providing adequate mental health services to children on public health insurance. The landmark case, Rosie D. v. Romney, has had broad implications on the diagnosis and treatment of all Massachusetts children who need mental health care. Although there have been many reforms in the five years since the suit, several challenges remain. We check in on how care has changed since Rosie D."

    Part 1: One Family's 'Traumatic' Struggle For Mental Health Care

    "To open our series on children's mental health care in Massachusetts, one local family speaks candidly about its struggle for a clear diagnosis and a helpful treatment plan. It's a years-long story of doctors, tests, medications, addiction, treatments and the continued search for the best way forward..." Full story

    Part 2: Parents Divided By The Medication Debate

    "The most controversial topic surrounding children and mental health issues is medication. In the second report, we examine the divergent choices two families have made about whether to put a child on psychiatric drugs..." Full story

    Part 3: Mental Health Screening Exposes Access Problems

    "In the third report of our week-long series, we look at how doctors screen children for mental illness. Recently they've started giving parents a questionnaire to more clearly identify problems, but this tool has uncovered a bigger issue: getting kids help for their mental illness..." Full story

    Part 4: Provider Shortage Leaves Parents Searching, Doctors Overwhelmed

    "In the fourth report of our week-long series, we look at a disheartening problem: the shortage of pediatric mental health providers in Massachusetts means many of the kids who need help aren't getting it. It's a doctor shortage that's expected to get even worse..." Full story

  4. Shire's ADHD Drug Vyvanse Gets Approval In Canada For Adolescents, Adults (RTTNews, February 2, 2011)

    "Drug maker Shire plc (SHP.L: News ,SHPGY: News ), Wednesday said it has received Health Canada approval for Vyvanse, for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents and adults..." Full story

  5. Are you faking ADHD to get drugs? Doctors are on to you! (io9.com, January 28, 2011)

    "Have you been faking ADHD to get Adderall? The charade is over! Here's how your intrepid physician sniffs out ADHD fakers who are just in it for the drugs..." Full story

  6. ADHD Tip: Write About It! (Psych Central, January 28, 2011)

    "Hammer, who has ADHD, recounted various embarrassing moments such as wearing her dressy work clothes and heels to garden and forgetting her purse on the way to the airport while her son and daughter-in-law were driving her (they drove back, making an hour-long trip). So she started writing down these ADHD moments in order to learn from them..." Full story

  7. Perception of Time Spent With Fathers Can Lead to Bullying (ScienceDaily, January 28, 2011)

    "Do your children think you work too much and don't spend enough time with them? If so, their perception could lead to bullying behavior, according to research by Vanderbilt University sociologist Andre Christie-Mizell..." Full story

  8. Energy Drinks and ADD (WSBT.com, January 27, 2011)

    "Doctor says combination can lead to jitters and racing heart..." 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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