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ADHD in the News - February 13, 2014

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

  1. Can Incredible Years improve symptoms of ADHD for Portuguese children? (PreventionAction.org, February 10, 2014)

    "Research from the United States and several other nations shows that parent training programs can result in big improvements in parents’ skills and children’s behavior...But what works in one location and culture may not work in another. Can a translated version of Incredible Years have the same effect in Portugal?..." Full Story

  2. Medication: The smart-pill oversell (Nature, February 12, 2014)

    "Evidence is mounting that medication for ADHD doesn't make a lasting difference to schoolwork or achievement..." Full Story

  3. Stimulant treatment for ADHD not linked to increased stroke in kids (dailyRx News, February 12, 2014)

    "Stimulants are known to increase stroke risk in adults. But what does this mean for the five million kids between 5 and 17 who have ADHD, many of whom will be treated with stimulants? Researchers found that medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were not associated with stroke in children..." Full Story

  4. Who Needs Stimulants for ADHD? (Scientific American, February 13, 2014)

    "In 1970, 150,000 U.S. children were taking stimulant medications. By 2007, that number had risen to 2.7 million, according to pediatrician Sanford Newmark of the University of California, San Francisco. In the video embedded in this post...Newmark analyzes the reasons behind the rise in prescriptions...He also makes a case for fewer scripts, detailing the downsides of these medications and suggesting alternative remedies for ADHD, including changes in diet, supplements, as well as parenting, school and lifestyle interventions. Here are some highlights of Newmark’s talk..." Full Story

  5. Parents struggling to cope as ADHD cases rise (Education Week, February 10, 2014)

    "At least once a month, Beth Tauberg gets a phone call from a frustrated parent whose child is newly diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD..."It's really hard, when you first get that diagnosis, to find what direction you're supposed to go in to help your child," said Tauberg of O'Hara, who runs the Pittsburgh parent chapter of a national group known as CHADD, for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder..." Full Story

  6. Cooling "Heat of the Moment" Despair (YouMeADD blog, February 10, 2014)

    "Back in the “bad old days,” when my husband and I were getting whipped around on the ADHD roller coaster, we desperately needed better strategies—fast...In honor of Valentine's Day, I offer to YouMeADD blog readers a few tools that I wish we'd had then and which we will use now. I hope they help to ease the drops and dips in your relationships (not just the romantic ones, either), including your relationship with yourself..." 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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