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ADHD in the News - June 5, 2014

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

  1. New App Helps ADHD Moms Manage Stress (PsychCentral, June 5, 2014)

    "A new mobile application designed to detect stress and deliver research-based strategies to mitigate tension and anxiety has been shown to be effective for mothers of attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder children. The system, called ParentGuardian, combines an app and a sensor, as well as powerful computing, to help people manage stress..." Full Story

  2. Decoding how the brain miswires, possibly causing ADHD (ScienceDaily, June 4, 2014)

    "Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain's reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)..." Full Story

  3. Unique Brain Patterns Spotted in Children with Comorbid ADHD and Epilepsy (HCP Live, June 4, 2014)

    "A recent study published in PLOS ONE has discovered that children with both ADHD and recent-onset epilepsy display a unique brain morphology compared to healthy patients. Kevin Dabbs and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health conducted high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 18 children recently diagnosed with epilepsy and ADHD, 36 children with epilepsy but no ADHD, and 46 children with neither condition..." Full Story

  4. Food Dyes Possibly Linked to ADHD (WHLT22, June 5, 2014)

    "A study from Purdue University says artificial food coloring plays a role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The colors are found in everything from candy and cereal to mouthwash and marshmallows. It looked at how much artificial food coloring (AFCs) children consume a day..." Full Story

  5. HypeWatch: Does Wi-Fi Really Disturb Fetal Brains? (MedPage Today, June 4, 2014)

    "Even without much evidence to support concerns that prenatal exposure to wireless radiation leads to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, the BabySafe Project is still promoting a "better safe than sorry" campaign to pregnant women..." Full Story

  6. Rabinerís ADHD Monitoring System Now Available Online through DefiniPoint (BysByway, May 30, 2014)

    "Since its original development more than a decade ago, the paper and pencil version of the ďADHD Monitoring SystemĒ has been widely adopted and used by clinicians, parents, and teachers to systematically monitor school progress for children with ADHD. By web-enabling the ADHD Monitoring System through DefiniPoint, it will be even easier to track improvements in studentsí behaviors, academic performance, and the quality of classwork and homework..." Full Story

  7. 12 Ways to Help Kids with ADHD Get Things Done (PsychCentral, May 29, 2014)

    "Kids with ADHD have a hard time completing tasks, such as homework and chores.They may understand the material and be capable of completing the assignment, said Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, an ADHD parent coach, mental health counselor and teacher trainer. She shares her unique insights and experience to build an environment where kids feel safe, supported, and capable of learning..." Full Story

  8. A Mind Like Mine. Several, in Fact. (Psych Central, May 28, 2014)

    "One of the things Iíve heard the most over the past decade of working in the ADHD field is that itís extremely difficult to find good information, support, and resources especially in regard to adult ADHD. Iím sharing a post-event report with you of our recent DOC Institute screening of A Mind Like Mine Ė An Intimate Portrait of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the hopes that youíll consider hosting an event like this in your own community..." 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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