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ADHD in the News - April 26, 2012

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

  1. Dietary Changes Help Some Children With ADHD (Science Daily, April 24, 2012)

    "Together with child and adolescent psychiatrists, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have just completed an extensive report which reviews the studies which have been done so far on the significance of diet for children and young people with ADHD. The report shows that there are potential benefits in changing the diets of children with ADHD, but that key knowledge in the area is still lacking..." Full Story

  2. Discrimination in the Ivory Tower (CHADD Leadership Blog, April 24, 2012)

    "One of the most difficult choices a college student with a disability can make is to embark on a competitive and demanding career that involves postgraduate education, such as attending law school. What makes that decision even more difficult is the fact that the testing process to get into law school requires a standardized test such as the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), which often provides a barrier to students with ADHD and executive functioning challenges..." Full Story

  3. Combating ADHD by Treating Child and Parent With Mindfulness Training (GoodTherapy, April 24, 2012)

    "Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sometimes parent their children in negative ways as a result of the stress resulting from the ADHD behaviors...Mindfulness is a therapeutic approach that has been proven to reduce stress in adults with mental health problems...Saskia Oord of the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Leuven in Belgium recently conducted a study to determine what benefits this group of individuals could derive from mindfulness..." Full Story

  4. Can Meditation Help ADHD? (MSN Health, April 25, 2012)

    "Q. Since meditation helps a person focus, can regular meditation help those with ADHD? A. It seems as though meditation should help those with ADHD, but proof that it works has been sketchy. That's because very few well-controlled studies have been conducted. Meditation is a mental practice where one attempts to clear the mind of distractions through a combination of deep breathing, mental focusing exercise and/or physical relaxation techniques. Although there are different methods of meditation, there is some evidence that practicing it can improve mental focus. So it makes sense to explore how this practice might affect ADHD..." Full Story

  5. Integrated Treatment Helps Children With Both ADHD and Anxiety (Good Therapy, April 23, 2012)

    "To add to the scant research exploring the effectiveness of integrated treatments for anxiety and ADHD in children, Matthew A. Jarrett of the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama recently led a study that utilized two modified treatment approaches in eight children between the ages of 8 and 12 years with comorbid anxiety and ADHD. Jarrett used a 10-week approach based on The Defiant Child..." Full Story

  6. Adult ADD: 10 Questions, Expertly Answered (iVillage, April 23, 2012)

    "Today, as more adults seek help for ADD symptoms and as more research is done exclusively on adults, doctors are refining their ideas about how ADD differs in adults and children. Here, Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., associate director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders at Yale University School of Medicine and author of Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults, helps to clarify what adult ADD is -- and is not..." Full Story

  7. Maroon 5 Lead Singer Adam Levine and Shire Announce "The Own It Project," Encouraging Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder to Tell Their Stories Through a National Contest (PR Newswire, April 20, 2012)

    ""The Own It Project" is part of an overall initiative called the "Own It" initiative, which was introduced in 2011. This overall initiative aims to motivate those who were diagnosed with ADHD when they were younger - and thought they outgrew it - to get reassessed by their doctor if their symptoms are still affecting them as young adults and adults. The overall initiative and "The Own It Project" are endorsed by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and made possible by Shire..." Full Story

  8. Manufacturer Adapts Factory Plant for Disabled Workers (Voice of America, April 25, 2012)

    "The sewing machines at the Peckham factory in Lansing, Michigan, churn out 300,000 garments a month for the American military, from long underwear to fleece jackets. About 1,200 employees work two shifts a day to meet production deadlines. That's not an unusual feat, except that 85 percent of the sewers and other workers at Peckham live with what staff here call a "significant" disability. Workers have blindness, deafness, emotional trauma or other mental illnesses..." 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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