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ADHD in the News - March 24, 2011

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

  1. Strattera May Treat ADHD in Some Young Kids (WebMD, March 21, 2011)

    "The non-stimulant ADHD drug Strattera (atomextine) is approved for children aged 6 and older, but until now little was known about how this medication affects children younger than 6. In a new eight-week study of 101 children aged 5 to 6 with ADHD, the drug was safe and reduced some ADHD symptoms in children, according to reports by their parents and teachers..." Full Story

  2. ADHD Drug Has Mixed Results in Young Kids (MedPage Today, March 21, 2011)

    "Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had mixed results when treated with the nonstimulant drug atomoxetine (Strattera), according to outcomes from a randomized clinical trial. In a study of 101 children ages 5 and 6, parent and teacher ratings showed significantly greater improvement in core ADHD-related symptoms with atomoxetine, reported Christopher J. Kratochvil, MD, of the University of Nebraska in Omaha, and colleagues..." Full Story

  3. Hyperactivity in Kids May Be Worsened by Artificial Food Dyes, U.S. Says (Bloomberg, March 23, 2011)

    "Artificial food coloring may worsen hyperactivity in some children, U.S. regulators said, responding to a petition to ban eight dyes used in food..." Full Story

  4. Parenting an ADHD Child, Age by Age (AOL Health, March 23, 2011)

    "Establishing good parenting skills, educating yourself and advocating for your child are the most important tools for successfully raising your ADHD child. While the challenges you face may be more intense than those of most parents, the benefits of following some tried-and-true parenting techniques can provide you with even greater rewards..." Full Story

  5. Drop the Rope (Huffington Post, March 23, 2011)

    "For three years after my 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I figured he was the problem...Then, after a particularly awful fight while driving him on the freeway, I decided to take a closer look at what was going wrong, and how I might try to fix it..." Full Story

  6. Dig Coaching Practice Presents "ADHD: What is Neurofeedback, How Does It Work, and What Are the Advantages of It?" on Attention Talk Radio with Guest Dr. Michael Linden (PR.com, March 23, 2011)

    "Host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Michael Linden on neurofeedback and its role in helping those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reclaim control of their lives. Dr. Linden discusses the advantages of using QEEG for an accurate diagnosis of ADHD, how neurofeedback treatment can be customized for each individual, and how the combination of neurofeedback and learning programs can condition one's brain to pay attention to things differently..." Full Story

  7. How Many Uses for a Shoe? Divergent Thinking, ADD and Creativity (Psych Central, March 20, 2011)

    "Divergent thinking is one of the defining qualities of creativity and creative people. It refers to 'diverging' from the known or accepted, to access new ideas..." Full Story

  8. Around the Home: Playing Outdoors Can Supply a World of Benefits (RISMEDIA, March 19, 2010)

    "Want to nurture a healthy, motivated student? Advocates of the No Child Left Inside movement propose that sending your child outside for a daily dose of nature is one of the best ways to promote a healthy lifestyle..." Full Story

  9. ADHD hampers communication (SanLuisObispo.com, March 18, 2011)

    "Do you have ADHD and need to improve your communication skills? Start with these ideas..." 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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