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ADHD in the News - March 6, 2014

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

  1. ADHD Linked to Teen Obesity, Physical Inactivity (PsychCentral, March 5, 2014)

    "While it may seem paradoxical, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be sedentary and become obese teenagers. Experts have acknowledged a link between ADHD and obesity for quite some time although whether one leads to the other has been unclear. A new Finnish study sought to clarify the relationship by following children through to adolescence..." Full Story

  2. Children With ADHD More Likely To Become Obese By Adolescence (University Herald, Mar 5, 2014)

    "Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may put children at higher risk of becoming obese in adolescence, a new study suggests...The new study included almost 7,000 Finnish children born in 1986...Kids who had symptoms of ADHD at a young age were almost twice as likely to be obese as teens, according to results published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry..." Full Story

  3. Largest-ever study of mental health risk, resilience in army personnel releases findings (ScienceDaily, March 3, 2014)

    "Most mental health disorders and suicidal ideation among U.S. Army soldiers start before enlistment, according to findings published in the March 3, 2014, online version of JAMA Psychiatry. The study findings are from the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers, or "Army STARRS," the largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. Army personnel...The most common disorders in the Army STARRS survey were attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and intermittent explosive disorder (IED; which is characterized by recurrent and uncontrollable anger attacks)..." Full Story

  4. Thirty percent of adults with ADD report childhood physical abuse (Medical Xpress, March 6, 2014)

    "Thirty percent of adults with...Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) report they were physically abused before they turned 18. This compares to seven per cent of those without ADD/ADHD who were physically abused before 18. The results were in a study published in this week's online Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma..." Full Story

  5. May an employer ask whether an employee’s intellectual disability is causing his performance problems? (CCH, March 3, 2014)

    "Peter, a mailroom clerk, has an intellectual disability and Attention Deficit Disorder. He has performed his job successfully for five years but recently has started making mistakes in sorting and delivering letters and packages. He also appears anxious and emotional. His supervisor, Jerry, noticed these changes soon after Peter moved into his brother’s house. Can Jerry talk to Peter about his intellectual disability and his performance problems?..." Full Story

  6. Shire Announces Two Additional Scholarships As Part Of Its ADHD Scholarship Program (Digital Journal, March 5, 2014)

    "Shire is pleased to announce that it has added two scholarships to the 2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire. The scholarship program is named in memory of Michael Yasick, a senior executive at Shire whose vision made the ADHD Scholarship Program possible. These scholarships will be awarded to individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are 25 years of age and older and attending or returning to school..." Full Story

  7. Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD? (ScienceDaily, February 28, 2014)

    "We have tended to associate welfare technology with support for the elderly. Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD..." 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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