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ADHD in the News - May 9, 2013

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

  1. Majority of Doctors Do Not Follow Treatment Guidelines for ADHD (TIME, May 6, 2013)

    "More than 90% of pediatric specialists who diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers do not follow the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical-treatment guidelines. Thatís the conclusion of researchers from the Cohen Childrenís Medical Center of New York, which sent the Preschool ADHD Treatment Questionnaire to a random sample of 3,000 physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating neurobehavioral conditions nationwide..." Full Story

  2. An Update on ADHD (Psychiatric Times, May 6, 2013)

    "Some recent studies provide new information about nonpharmacological treatments for ADHD, course of ADHD in preschoolers, solar intensity and ADHD, and age and stimulant use..." Full Story

  3. Methylphenidate 'normalizes' activation in key brain areas in kids with ADHD (EurekAlert, May 9, 2013)

    "The stimulant drug methylphenidate "normalizes" activation of several brain areas in young patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a review published in the May Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health..." Full Story

  4. The Role of Lifestyle Medicine in ADHD Management (Huffington Post, May 9, 2013)

    "According to a recent article in the journal Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapy, many families are now asking for information on the impact of lifestyle such as diet, exercise, stress management and sleep and how these aspects of daily living might reduce their child's symptoms..." Full Story

  5. ADHD or Sleep Disorder? (WebMD, May 7, 2013)

    "Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, makes a powerful argument for the need to consider sleep problems as a possible cause when evaluating patients for ADHD..." Full Story

  6. Is There a Link Between ADHD and Criminal Behavior? (GoodTherapy.org, May 6, 2013)

    "Few studies have sought to determine whether ADHD increases the likelihood that a person will engage in criminal behavior. The effects of ADHD [1] are broad, varied, and long term. To accurately predict how ADHD will influence future behavior, one must look at other environmental and familial factors. To this end, Jean-Baptiste Pingault of the Research Unit on Childrenís Psychosocial Maladjustment at the University of Montreal and Sainte-Justine Hospital in Canada recently led a longitudinal study involving more than 2,700 individuals..." Full Story

  7. Is Obesity Linked to ADHD? (BrainBlogger, May 5, 2013)

    "As more and more children consume high-fat diets and become increasingly overweight, the incidences of diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure have steadily grown among the population. However, these may not be the only health issues linked with this surge in overeating among children. In a recent study from the University of Illinois, researchers have found that high-fat diets may also be associated with impulsivity, depression, anxiety and 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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