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ADHD in the News - April 24, 2014

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

  1. ADHD drug may help preserve self-control resources (ScienceDaily, April 23, 2014)

    "Methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, may prevent the depletion of self-control, according to research. Self-control can be difficult -- sticking with a diet or trying to focus attention on a boring textbook are hard things to do. Considerable research suggests one potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems to "deplete" our ability to exert self-control effectively on subsequent tasks..." Full Story

  2. Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds (HealthDay News, April 21, 2014)

    "Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are nearly three times more likely to have language problems than kids without ADHD, according to new research. And those language difficulties can have far-reaching academic consequences, the study found..." Full Story

  3. Comorbid Anxiety Impairs Function, QoL in ADHD Kids (Medscape, April 22, 2014)

    "The presence of 2 or more comorbid anxiety disorders in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) impairs functioning, increases problematic behavior, and is associated with a poorer quality of life (QoL) compared with children with ADHD who have 1 or no anxiety disorders, new research shows..." Full Story

  4. When Anxiety Complicates ADHD (dailyRx News, April 20, 2014)

    "A recent study investigated how children functioned and how their quality of life was affected if they had both ADHD and anxiety. Anxiety disorders can include social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and panic disorder..." Full Story

  5. How Esquire Got ADHD Wrong (New York Observer, April 21, 2014)

    "When a headline features the word “drugging,” the report about ADHD that follows will not be well-balanced. Such was the case with Esquire’s recent salvo into the topic, “The Drugging of the American Boy.” Esquire joins The New York Times in treating one of the most well-researched and documented conditions in medical history as a piñata...Lost in the shuffle: Accurate reporting on a critically important public health issue affecting millions of Americans..." Full Story

  6. 7 Tips for Getting Chores Done for Adults with ADHD (PsychCentral, April 21, 104) "An ADHD brain thrives on interesting tasks. So it’s not surprising that most adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a hard time getting chores done. Chores such as cleaning, washing dishes, and doing laundry are tedious and boring...Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, a psychotherapist and ADHD coach...shared excellent ideas on how to get chores done..." Full Story

  7. Teens: How to thrive despite ADHD (Mercury News, April 23, 2014)

    "Pens clicking. Chairs shifting. A neighbor twirling hair. These distractions dominated Grace Friedman's mind every time she sat down to take a test. Even on her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication, the Alameda High School junior had trouble concentrating and keeping up...She took psychology classes, attended scientific lectures and over a period of two years interviewed more than a dozen other teenagers about their experiences with ADHD. Her research culminated in "Embracing Your ADHD," a free, no-nonsense guide for teens available at www.addyteen.com..." Full Story

  8. Children impacted by mental health issues (WSBradio, April 24, 2014)

    "Mental health issues in America are affecting our children. Newly released data from the National Center for Health Statistics finds more than seven percent of children ages 6 to 17 have used prescription medication during the past six months for emotional or behavioral difficulties..." Full Story

  9. More Drugs Added to FDA Watch List (Medscape, April 21, 2014)

    "The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a generic drug that treats attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) along with certain anticancer drugs on its latest quarterly list of products to monitor because of potential health risks, the agency announced today..." 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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