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ADHD in the News - March 17, 2011

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

  1. Report: Many Kids With Mental Disorders Don't Get Proper Care (PsychCentral, March 17, 2011)

    "A report on a three-year project looking at the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in children found among its conclusions that many children with problem moods and behaviors fail to receive the care recommended by experts...The report is the culmination of a series of five workshops held by The Hastings Center, a nonprofit bioethics research institute, and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, which brought together an interdisciplinary group including psychiatrists, educators, parent advocates, social scientists and bioethicists..." Full Story

  2. 5 Experts Answer: Can Drug Stimulants Help You At Work? (MyHealthNewsDaily, March 16, 2011)

    "This week, we asked doctors, drug abuse experts and toxicologists: Can stimulants (including Adderall, for attention deficit disorder, and Provigil, for narcolepsy) help you at work? Here's what they said..." Full Story

  3. ADHD May Boost Creativity in Adults (WebMD, March 17, 2011)

    "An attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis can make many aspects of learning more challenging for children and teens, but some adults with ADHD show signs of enhanced creativity, a study suggests..." Full Story

  4. ADHD and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Comparing Profiles of Learning and Memory Impairments in Two Groups of Children (ScienceDaily, March 15, 2011)

    "While children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are known to have deficits in verbal learning and recall, the specifics of these deficits remain unclear. This study compared the verbal learning and memory performance of children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) with that of children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), finding that both groups of children have difficulty with learning and memory but in different ways..." Full Story

  5. Plan to cut Ind. Medicaid costs by limiting mental health drugs has patient advocates worried (Canadian Business/Associated Press, March 14, 2011)

    "A plan to cut Indiana Medicaid costs by limiting access to certain antidepressants, medicine for attention deficit disorder and other mental health drugs has advocates worried that some patients could be denied the treatment they need and end up in hospitals or even behind bars..." Full Story

  6. Study: Pharmaceuticals taint Minnesota streams (The Associated Press, March 13, 2011)

    "A government study finds that potentially harmful chemicals and pharmaceuticals are widespread in Minnesota streams. The study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency also shows fish undergo genetic changes when exposed to the mix of chemicals..." Full Story

  7. A Closer Look: Diet's role in treating ADHD debated (Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2011)

    "A new study appears to lend credence to the belief that restricting certain foods could ease kids' symptoms. But question are raised about the validity of the research and the ability to follow a draconian diet..." Full Story

  8. Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs (NPR, March 12, 2011)

    "Published in The Lancet journal, the study suggests that with a very restrictive diet, kids with ADHD could experience a significant reduction in symptoms. The study's lead author, Dr. Lidy Pelsser of the ADHD Research Centre in the Netherlands, writes in The Lancet that the disorder is triggered in many cases by external factors -- and those can be treated through changes to one's environment..." Full Story

  9. Elimination Diets for ADHD Not Ready for Primetime (CHADD Leadership Blog, March 17, 2011)

    What Does CHADD Think? Read CHADD's evaluation of the elimination diet media buzz. Full Story

  10. 10 Things To Do For Adult ADHD (Huffington Post, March 11, 2011)

    "Here are 10 behavioral interventions and lifestyle changes that won't necessarily eliminate ADHD but can help you feel more in control..." 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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