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ADHD in the News - April 18, 2013

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

  1. Medication Affects Reward/Punishment Processing in Children with ADHD (GoodTherapy.org, April 11, 2013)

    "Primary among children with attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) is the impaired ability to respond to rewarding and punishing stimuli...the use of stimulant medication has been shown to have some effect on this process. But the direct influence on reward/punishment processing and on positive/negative feedback in children with ADHD is unclear. Yvonne Groen of the Department of Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands wanted to explore this deficit in children with ADHD more thoroughly..." Full Story

  2. Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD (US News & World Report, April 12, 2013)

    "When the latest version of what is considered the "bible" of psychiatry is unveiled in May, experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- or ADHD. But experts also differ on whether the shifts in thinking about this neurodevelopmental disorder will be a good thing..." Full Story

  3. The ADHD Epidemic: Is There Anything Parents Can Do? (PsychCentral, April 15, 2013)

    "I have spent countless hours in deep discussion with both parents and professionals questioning why so many kids are being diagnosed these days with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity (ADHD). Is there some causal contributor in our food or environment? Is it due to changes in parenting practices? School environments? The increase in technology in everyday life? The lobbying power of drug companies? All of the above?...What Can Parents Do?..." Full Story

  4. Theory vs. Practice: Long-Acting Stimulants in the Real World (Pharmacy Times, April 17, 2013)

    "Researchers at Florida International University’s Center for Children and Families have conducted a small study examining stimulant medication effectiveness and adherence in adolescents with ADHD in their natural secondary school environment. Their study was published online on March 4, 2013, in the Journal of Attention Disorders..." Full Story

  5. Boosting Cognitive Skills With Brain Training (PsychCentral, April 17, 2013)

    "A new study being presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting is one of a growing number of experiments on how working-memory training can measurably improve a range of skills — from multiplying in your head to reading a complex paragraph..." Full Story

  6. Training the Brain to Improve On New Tasks (ScienceDaily, April 15, 2013)

    "A brain-training task that increases the number of items an individual can remember over a short period of time may boost performance in other problem-solving tasks by enhancing communication between different brain areas. The new study being presented this week in San Francisco is one of a growing number of experiments on how working-memory training can measurably improve a range of skills..." 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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