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ADHD in the News - July 3, 2014

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

  1. AAP Issues Statement on ADHD and Substance Abuse (dailyRx News, June 29, 2014)

    "Even though ADHD can be treated with stimulant medications, those who have ADHD are at higher risk for substance abuse. For this reason, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a statement discussing ways to reduce that risk. One of the most important ways to reduce the risk, they reported, is to treat the ADHD, including with stimulant medications..." Full Story

  2. Adult Women Are the New Face of ADHD (The Daily Beast, June 30, 2014)

    "While debate rages over ever-increasing diagnosis rates of ADHD in children, a quiet minority has been slowly building. The study found that between 2008 and 2012 the use of ADHD meds jumped a whopping 85 percent among women ages 24 to 36..." Full Story

  3. Ask the Pharmacist: Expert advice for managing ADHD medications (LA Times, June 29, 2014)

    "In Express Scripts’ new report, “Turning Attention to ADHD: U.S. Medication Trends for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” the number of Americans who use medication to treat ADHD rose 36 percent between 2008 and 2012. Women’s use of these drugs has been on the rise and they now far outnumber men taking ADHD medications..." Full Story

  4. Increased risk of suicidal behavior among people with ADHD, relatives (Helio.com, July 1, 2014)

    "Therese Ljung, PhD, and colleagues from the department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, evaluated 51,707 people with ADHD and their relatives to determine whether genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to ADHD and suicidal behavior..." Full Story

  5. An irritable, inattentive, and disruptive child: Is it ADHD or bipolar disorder? (Clinical Psychiatry News, June 25, 2014)

    "Differentiating the irritable, oppositional child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from the child with bipolar disorder (BD) often is difficult. To make matters more complicated, 50% to 70% of patients with BD have comorbid ADHD.1,2 Accordingly, clinicians are often faced with the moody, irritable, dis­ruptive child whose parents want to know if he (she) is “bipolar” to try to deal with oppositional and mood behaviors. In this article, we present an approach that will help you distinguish these 2 disorders from each other..." Full Story

  6. Children born to women after fertility treatment at greater risk of psychiatric disorders (ScienceDaily, June 30, 2014)

    "Children born to women with fertility problems have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders than naturally conceived children, Danish research suggests. The increase in risk was described as 'modest' by researchers, but was found to persist throughout childhood and into young adulthood. Research suggests that 1.9% of all diagnosed psychiatric disorders in Denmark are associated with the mother's infertility..." 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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