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ADHD in the News - March 13, 2014

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

  1. ADHD makes you different, not defective (CNN, March 11, 2014)

    "Wendy Davis starred on the Lifetime television series "Army Wives" for seven seasons and recently guest starred on "Scandal" and "Criminal Minds." As an adult, she was diagnosed with ADD and is now a national spokesperson for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)..." Full Story

  2. Report Says Medication Use Is Rising for Adults With Attention Disorder (New York Times, March 12, 2014)

    "The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the nation’s largest prescription drug manager. The drug manager, Express Scripts, which processes prescriptions for 90 million Americans, also found that almost one in 10 adolescent boys were taking medications for the disorder, usually stimulants such as Adderall or Concerta..." Full Story

  3. Wishing to be another gender: Links to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders (ScienceDaily, March 12, 2014)

    "Children and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or those who have attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are much more likely to wish to be another gender. This is the conclusion of the first study to compare the occurrence of such gender identity issues among children and adolescents with and without specific neurodevelopmental disorders..." Full Story

  4. The Myth That "ADHD Doesn't Exist" (CHADD Leadership Blog, March 7, 2014)

    "Recently, there has been much attention paid to an article entitled “ADHD Doesn’t Exist” that appeared in a number of major U.S. publications, based on a book of the same name just published by Richard Saul, MD...His implication is that all children who are referred for attention or behavior problems will be found instead to have another condition that accounts for their symptoms. Abundant evidence indicates otherwise..." Full Story

  5. Missed ADHD Diagnosis, Lost Childhood (ABC News, March 11, 2014)

    "Reckless, impulsive, distracted. Andrea Frank, a 38-year-old nurse’s assistant from Wisconsin, said those words pretty much sum up her behavior from early childhood onward...Frank drifted into adulthood, never living up to her potential. Eventually she married and had two sons, Colin and Josh. When the boys were still toddlers they began exhibiting many of the same hyperactive and inattentive behaviors Frank had as a child. That’s when she knew she had to find some answers..." Full Story

  6. Summer treatment camp for kids with ADHD in high demand (Fox4kc.com, March 12, 2014)

    "KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the third summer in a row, Children’s Mercy Hospital will offer a summer treatment program for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. In high demand, and one of only a handful in the country, the camp has grown from 12 kids the first year to 40 spots available this summer..." 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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