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ADHD in the News - February 24, 2011

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  1. DIG Coaching Presents "Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Membership" on Attention Talk Radio with host Jeff Copper and guest, Ruth Hughes (PR.com, February 23, 2011)

    "In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Ruth Hughes, acting director of the organization of CHADD--Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The show discusses the benefits of being a member of CHADD, as well as being schooled in the different levels of membership, making it easy to determine which is right for each individual..." The show is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. (EST). Full Story

  2. The Ups and Downs of A.D.H.D. (New York Times, February 23, 2011)

    "Is there an upside to A.D.H.D.? Are certain careers more suited to the person with attention deficits than others? How does someone with A.D.H.D. deal with the daily ups and downs of the disorder? These are among the questions recently posed by readers of the Consults blog. Here, Dr. Russell Barkley, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, responds." Full Story

  3. A.D.H.D.: To Medicate or Not to Medicate? (New York Times, February 17, 2011)

    "Do drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder need to be taken for life? Are they dangerous? Are there alternatives to medications? There are among the questions posed by readers of the Consults blog. Dr. Russell A. Barkley, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and author, most recently, of 'Taking Charge of Adult A.D.H.D.,' responds." Full Story

  4. Students with ADHD have tougher time in college, CMU offers help for students (Central Michigan Life, February 23, 2011
    "'Our most common service available to students is offering a lower-distraction place for students to take tests,' Rood said. 'We also suggest bringing a tape recorder to class and then listening to the recording while studying.' Ebrahimi also recommends different approaches for a more focused future. Full Story

  5. Giants' Torres a regular after overcoming attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (The Canadian Press, February 22, 2011)

    "Diagnosed in 2002 while with Detroit, Torres didn't begin taking medication until five years later in 2007. That has made a drastic difference ? and helped him become a steady big leaguer at last...Torres' plight to reach the majors after a modest upbringing in Puerto Rico and his struggles with ADHD will be the subject of a documentary due out this summer..." Full Story

  6. Children With ADHD Taking Part In New Brain Study (Medical News Today, February 23, 2011)

    "Around 400 young people - including a pair of twins from Surrey - are taking part in a new study funded by children's charity Action Medical Research, to try to find new ways to predict whether or not children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are likely to grow out of the condition..." Full Story

  7. Largest children's study in history scheduled to come to Ventura County (Ventura County Star, February 21, 2011)

    "Ventura County is scheduled to participate in a historic nationwide children's research study that launches today in Los Angeles County. The National Children's Study will follow 100,000 children from gestation through their first 21 years of life to determine the genetic and environmental factors contributing to childhood maladies such as diabetes, obesity, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and birth defects..." Full Story

  8. Using Amphetamines May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease, Study Suggests (Science Daily, February 21, 2011)

    "New research shows people who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study released February 22 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011..." Full Story

  9. Tax Prep for People with ADHD: What to Do Now (Psych Central, February 21, 2011)

    Experts take you through the A to Z of preparing your taxes and cutting out paper clutter. Full Story

  10. Alaska School Tries Neurofeedback to Help Troubled Students (Education Week, February 18, 2011)

    "Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School received a $10,000 two-year state grant with the goal of finding an innovative solution to the challenges Alaskan school districts face: high suicide rates, drug and alcohol abuse and teenage pregnancy. Districts have spent thousands on traditional therapy, treatment centers and prevention programs, yet those alone have not alleviated the issues. Local physician Patrick Neary, who uses neurofeedback in treatments, recommended the school try out Brain Paint, a neurofeedback program..." Full Story

  11. National Survey: Pediatric Therapists Report Sensory Issues Commonly Mistaken for ADHD (PRNewswire, February 17, 2011)

    "A new survey from Pathways Awareness of more than 500 pediatric occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists reports that more than two-thirds (68 percent) evaluated or treated children between 3 and 8 years old who had been previously misidentified with learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Of that two-thirds, an overwhelming majority (90 percent) reported they had seen children with deficits processing and integrating sensory information who had been misidentified as having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)..." Full Story

  12. Overcoming Adversity (Huffington Post, February 23, 2011)
    "'The King's Speech,' the charmingly modest film that's captured 12 Oscar nominations this year, explores an entirely different kind of courage than the quality that's on display in battle or on the frontier. It's not about scaling mountains or penetrating enemy lines; it's about vaulting emotional barriers and facing down internal foes..." 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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