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ADHD in the News - June 12, 2014

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

  1. Inside the adult ADHD brain: Differences between adults who have recovered, and those who have not (ScienceDaily, June 10, 2014)

    "Brain scans differentiate adults who have recovered from childhood ADHD and those whose difficulties linger, research shows. In the first study to compare patterns of brain activity in adults who recovered from childhood ADHD and those who did not, neuroscientists have discovered key differences in a brain communication network that is active when the brain is at wakeful rest and not focused on a particular task. The findings offer evidence of a biological basis for adult ADHD and should help to validate the criteria used to diagnose the disorder..." Full Story

  2. Imaging Suggests Evidence of Biological Basis for Adult ADHD (PsychCentral, June 11, 2014)

    "Emerging research discovers adults who have recovered from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have different levels of brain activity than adults who still suffer from ADHD. In a new study, MIT neuroscientists discovered key differences in a brain communication network that is active when the brain is at wakeful rest and not focused on a particular task..." Full Story

  3. Single Gene Mutation May Predispose to ADHD (MedicalResearch.com, June 11, 2014)

    "Dr. Nykjaer: It is well known that ADHD is a complex condition caused by a number of factors including genetic and environment. However, approximately 75% etiology is considered to be genetic and a large body of investigations suggests that it is multiple genes each with a moderate effect that is responsible for conferring susceptibility to ADHD. We have here found one single gene the dysfunction of which is sufficient to trigger the disease..." Full Story

  4. Gene Network Involved in Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia (PsychCentral, June 8, 2014)

    "Researchers have discovered several gene networks involved in autism. One was also found to affect some patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia raising the possibility that all three neurological disorders could be treated in a similar way..." Full Story

  5. Gyroscopes Can Help Diagnose ADHD - Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) (PRWEB, June 10, 2014)

    "The latest miniaturised movement sensors, incorporating both accelerometers and gyroscopes, can be used to provide an objective diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research in the journal Medical Engineering and Physics..." Full Story

  6. More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD (NPR, June 8, 2014)

    "As a child, Diany Levy was called lazy and unfocused. She remembers that teachers called home on a daily basis to tell her parents she was not paying attention in class. Now, at the age of 23, Diany has finally been diagnosed with the cause of her problems ADHD..." Full Story

  7. FIU program rewrites the rulebook for ADHD (Miami Herald, June 10, 2014)

    "A HAPPY MOMENT: Laura Collins and her 9-year-old daughter Lassha Pafford at A.D. Barnes Park in west Miami-Dade. Lassha has gone through a program at Florida International University that works with parents and their children with ADHD. The program combines medication and behavior modification, plus parent training. It has made a big difference in the life of Lassha and her family..." Full Story

  8. Tony Winner Audra McDonald Says Theater, Not Meds Helped Hyperactivity (ABC News, June 9, 2014)

    "Weeping in a red-and-white strapless gown, now-six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald gave a shout-out to "the most important people in my life," as she acknowledged a childhood struggle with hyperactivity..." 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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