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ADHD in the News - March 3, 2011

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

  1. Not Enough Sleep Disruptive for ADHD Kids (Psych Central, March 3, 2011)

    "Researchers writing in the journal Sleep discovered even moderate reductions in sleep duration can affect an ADHD child's brain and their neurobehavioral functioning, which in turn appears to have a negative impact on their academic performance..." Full Story

  2. The Importance of Emotion in Understanding and Managing ADHD (PR.com, March 2, 2011)

    "Medical papers dating back to 1798 always include emotion in the conceptualization of ADHD. In this episode, Attention Talk Radio host, Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Russell Barkley who argues why emotion needs to be returned to a central place in ADHD..." Full Story

  3. New Insight Into ADHD (ScienceDaily, March 1, 2011)

    "Thanks in part to a Norwegian research biobank, researchers have generated important new insight into ADHD and how the condition manifests itself. Among other things, they have found that there is some overlap between ADHD and bipolar disorders with regard to rapid mood swing..." Full Story

  4. Guanfacine Extended-Release Approved as Stimulant Adjunct for ADHD (Medscape.com, February 28, 2011)

    "The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved guanfacine extended-release tablets (Intuniv, Shire Plc) as adjunctive therapy to stimulants such as methylphenidate in the treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents..." Full Story

  5. ADHD no match for youngster's determination (KXAN.com, March 2, 2011)

    "Andrew Hunt, a senior at St. Andrew's High School , is bound for the United States Military Academy at West Point . That is what he calls 'a major deal. For his parents, it's a minor miracle..." Full Story

  6. Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has become 'more aware' since having ADD diagnosed (Washington Post, February 28, 2011)

    "LaRoche, 31, has taken Ritalin to control ADD since 2006, making his past battles with lack of focus a moot point for the Nationals this offseason..." Full Story

  7. HealthFirst: Neurofeedback helps retrain the brain of ADHD patients (abc12.com, February 28, 2011)

    "Treating Attention Deficit Disorder without drugs is happening at a Mid-Michigan clinic...The approach is definitely hi-tech and drug free, which is making some parents very happy..." Full Story

  8. Process goes after negative effects of mental illness (Berkshire Eagle, February 28, 2011)

    "The brain is a complicated country, the tools for treating its maladies always in rapid evolution. One man here has been utilizing a 'low-energy' neurofeedback system, or LENS, since October to treat patients with mental illness. The apparently simple program of receiving frequencies to 'correct' the brain's negative patterns, gaining ground in the medical community, has also yielded largely positive patient response..." Full Story

  9. A Ban on Brain-Boosting Drugs Is Not the Answer (The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 27, 2011)

    "(Commentary) If our goal is to promote students' engagement in education, we should realign student incentives with the appreciation of education's internal benefits, so that students are not rewarded for taking shortcuts..." 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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