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ADHD in the News - March 15, 2012

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

  1. Study examines parental views of ADHD treatments (Health Canal, March 12, 2012)

    "Researchers at RMIT University, Monash University and the University of South Australia are conducting a national study of how parents view current treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parents are needed to take part in an online survey as part of the research, which aims to assess how parents view traditional treatments as well as newer approaches to treating ADHD..." Full Story

  2. New Guidance on ADHD for Clinicians (Medscape, March 12, 2012)

    "I am Susanna Visser, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I would like to tell you about newly released clinical practice guidelines for ADHD, as part of the CDC Expert Video Commentary Series on Medscape..." Full Story

  3. Behind the Scenes Look at ADHD Treatment (Boston Globe, March 13, 2012)

    "Posted by Claudia M. Gold. Recently I went to a talk given by a local "ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) expert" to a group of primary care pediatricians. The aim of the talk was to guide these practitioners in doing "ADHD evals" given the time constraints of primary care practice...Here are some initial changes I propose..." Full Story

  4. Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice (Health.com, March 15, 2012)

    "In experiments involving mice, fetal exposure to cellphone radiation appeared linked to symptoms in offspring that resemble attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in human children, Yale researchers report. Moreover, these problems with attention, hyperactivity and memory continued when the mice became adults and were worse the longer they were exposed to cellphone radiation in the womb, the researchers said..." Full Story

  5. Washington Township support group offers help to parents of children with ADHD (NJ.com, March 12, 2012)

    "When Jill Duca's son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, she didn't know where to turn. While she found plenty of information online, it wasn't until her and her husband turned to real, live people that they really started to understand what they were going through. That's why Washington Township resident Duca, along with a few friends, decided to start a brand new ADHD parents support group, called "Support Each Other." The group will meet for the first time on March 26...With the help of the organization Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or CHADD, they were able to gather resources and realized that their goals were more than attainable, they were essential..." Full Story

  6. Brain fun and games - NIH takes part in Brain Awareness Week (NIH News, March 12, 2012)

    "Flying footballs, couch potato mice, and what can happen with explosive-propelled iron spikes are just a few of the interactive tools that scientists from the National Institutes of Health will use to teach young people about the amazing human brain at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Md., on March 14 and 15. The NIH activities are part of the museum's celebration of Brain Awareness Week, an annual worldwide effort coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The week (March 12-16) brings together universities, hospitals, patient advocacy groups, professional associations, government agencies, service organizations, and schools to celebrate the brain..." Full Story

  7. ADHD: Medication Shortages (Attention Talk Radio, Mar 15,2012)

    "In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, Jeff Copper, interviews Ruth Hughes, CEO of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) on ADHD medication shortages. For many individuals being treated for ADHD, stimulant medications have a positive impact. The fact that they help is great! But the problem is what happens in case of a shortage on these medications. Jeff and Ruth discuss the issues associated with medication shortages and highlight what CHADD has been doing to advocate for those with ADHD..." Full Story

  8. Drug shortage crisis plagues pharmacists (Drug Topics, March 15, 2012)

    "Support grows for legislation that would require manufacturers to prenotify FDA of looming production changes. The outcry from physicians, pharmacists, and patients over disruptions in supplies of vital medications continues to draw attention on Capitol Hill and throughout the healthcare system. Oncologists can't obtain widely-used chemotherapies to treat seriously ill patients. Doctors struggle to provide vital parenteral products for premature babies. Pharmacists have to search for alternate sources of important medications and home-infusion products. Surgeons are postponing operations because key anesthetics and pain medications are not available..." Full Story

  9. Company sees video games as therapeutic (Boston Globe, March 7, 2012)

    "It's pretty counterintuitive, but what if playing video games could help improve conditions like depression or attention deficit disorder? A low-profile Boston start-up, Akili Interactive Labs, is developing games to prove that hypothesis. It will conduct its first "before-and-after" brain imaging studies on players this spring..." 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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