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ADHD in the News - April 3, 2014

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

  1. Methylphenidate for ADHD in early pregnancy (Clinical Psychiatry News, March 26, 2014)

    "Therapeutic use of stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among adults has increased sharply in recent years. This leads to the increasing possibility that pregnant women will either intentionally or inadvertently be treated with ADHD medications during some period of gestation...Yet, there are limited human data regarding the use of these medications with respect to fetal safety..." Full Story

  2. Cutting Down on Chronic Lateness for Adults with ADHD (PsychCentral, Apr 1, 2014)

    "People with ADHD have a distorted sense of time. Sometimes, the passage of time is excruciatingly slow. “Waiting in line feels like hours,” said Roxanne Fouché, an ADHD coach and consultant...The good news is that you can employ strategies to cut down on your chronic lateness in all areas of your life. Below, Fouché, co-founder of Focus For Effectiveness, shared seven helpful suggestions..." Full Story

  3. How Adults with ADHD Can Become Better Listeners (PsychCentral, March 31, 2014)

    "Because adults with attentive deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are easily distracted by their environment and their own thoughts and feelings, listening to others is a challenge, according to Beth Main, a certified ADHD coach...However, listening is a skill that you can practice and improve by adopting strategies that work for you. Here are six suggestions for becoming a better listener..." Full Story

  4. ADHD and Sex: An Interview with Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA (Huffington Post, March 31, 2014)

    "People with ADHD tend to have more issues in regards to sex than non-ADHD people -- difficulty focusing during sex, an increased rate of risky sexual behaviors, and a need for sexual novelty. Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA, a psychologist, ADHD specialist, and author of three books on ADHD, including More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD, tells us more about how ADHD impacts sex lives -- and what to do about it..." Full Story

  5. Summer Treatment Program helps children with ADHD benefit from sports, research shows (Medical Xpress, March 28, 2014)

    "FIU researchers in the Center for Children and Families (CCF) have found that its annual Summer Treatment Program, which combines structured classroom and sports activities, helps children with ADHD and other behavior disorders to excel in the classroom and on the field..." Full Story

  6. For Parents Who Have Children with ADHD: Taking Care of Yourself (PsychCentral, March 30, 2014)

    "It is stressful to raise a child with ADHD. It places a lot of demand on you- your mind, body and spirit. These children require a lot of attention and supervision. They can be demanding, defiant, and aggressive. It is important however that you, as a parent, to take care of yourself. You need to replenish emotionally and feel that you have control over your life. There are some tips and suggestions for preventing stressful situations that you can implement into your daily routine..." Full Story

  7. ADHD and Substance Use Disorder (Advance for NPs & PAs, March 19, 2014)

    "This article focuses on the management of ADHD in adults who also have SUD. The most common treatment for ADHD is stimulant medication, which is generally effective but is associated with a risk for abuse. It is important, therefore, to understand the relationship between ADHD and substance abuse and how this affects the treatment of patients with ADHD..." 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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