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ADHD in the News - March 14, 2013

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

  1. No Attention-Boosting Drugs for Healthy Kids, Doctors Urge (ScienceDaily, March 13, 2013)

    "The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world's largest professional association of neurologists, is releasing a position paper on how the practice of prescribing drugs to boost cognitive function, or memory and thinking abilities, in healthy children and teens is misguided. The statement is published in the March 13, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology..." Full Story

  2. Adults & ADHD: 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Therapy (PsychCentral, March 14, 2013)

    "Therapy is highly effective for treating adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...But in order for therapy to be most effective, you’ll have to work at it. In his excellent and comprehensive book More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD, clinical psychologist Ari Tuckman, Psy.D, features valuable tips for getting the most out of therapy. Here are five tips from his book..." Full Story

  3. The Global Search for Education: Health and Education Part 2 (Huffington Post, March 13, 2013)

    "For Health and Education Part 2, I asked experts in the field of ADHD, Dr. Gregory Fabiano, Dr. George DuPaul and Dr. Thomas Power, to share their perspectives on how the ADHD problem is impacting our domestic achievement gap and on the ways it is being addressed..." Full Story

  4. Focus on ADHD: Five solutions to survive the homework nightmare (WRAL.com, March 7, 2013)

    "If your home is like most, homework time is marathon at best, and a combat zone on some nights. With four active and involved sons and a second shift husband, our family had to come up with some strategies that would make homework time go more smoothly on those night when I heard myself saying, “Do the next one. You’re on number 6. Math, son. You’re doing math.” Here are five things that helped our family survive the homework nightmare..." Full Story

  5. Punishment Can Enhance Performance, Academics Find (ScienceDaily, March 13, 2013)

    "The stick can work just as well as the carrot in improving our performance, a team of academics at The University of Nottingham has found. A study led by researchers from the University's School of Psychology, published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, has shown that punishment can act as a performance enhancer in a similar way to monetary reward..." Full Story

  6. Big Pharma puts funds into Interpol effort to thwart counterfeiters (FiercePharma, March 12, 2013)

    "Big Pharma sees drug counterfeiting as a major problem as international criminals find new ways to get fake drugs, even counterfeit cancer meds, into the legitimate supply chain. Now more than two dozen drugmakers are chipping in dollars, euros and pounds to help the international crime fighter Interpol do a better job of tracking them down..." 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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