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ADHD in the News - July 18, 2013

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

  1. Brain wave device to help detect ADHD approved (Los Angeles Times, July 15, 2013)

    "Federal regulators Monday approved a device that analyzes brain activity to help confirm a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which affects an estimated 3% to 7% of school-age children nationwide...The FDA emphasized that the Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid, or NEBA, was intended to be used in conjunction with other clinical information. It based its decision on a 2006 study of 275 children and adolescents, published in a peer-reviewed journal..." Full Story

  2. Critics Slam Brainwave Test for ADHD (KVNU Radio, July 17, 2013)

    "A wiry weave of brainwave-reading electrodes designed to detect signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is drawing skepticism from experts who say behavior trumps brain activity when diagnosing ADHD...critics say the gadget puts profits before patients..." Full Story

  3. Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved (New York Times, July 15, 2013)

    "The Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that it had approved the first brain wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children...The test takes 15 to 20 minutes, and measures two kinds of brain waves — theta and beta. Certain combinations of those waves tend to be more prevalent in children with A.D.H.D., the Food and Drug Administration said in a news release..." Full Story

  4. Single Dose of ADHD Drug Can Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults, Study Suggests (Science Daily, July 17, 2013)

    "Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered that a single dose of methylphenidate (MPH), used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, helps to improve balance control during walking, hence reducing the risk of falls among elderly adults..." Full Story

  5. Stop and Think: A Useful Strategy for Cognitive Performance with ADHD (GoodTherapy.org, July 15, 2013)

    "An existing theory at the core of ADHD research is that of reward motivation, which suggests that people with ADHD respond better and demonstrate less impulsivity and more attention when rewarded compared to when there is no reward for a task. To test this theory further, Ivo Marx of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Rostock in Germany recently recruited 38 adults with ADHD and 40 without ADHD for a controlled experiment..." Full Story

  6. Sleep hygiene key to restful nights for kids with ADHD (Chicago Tribune, July 17, 2013)

    "Q: My child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and it's been hard for him to get to sleep. What can we do? A: Sleep problems may affect up to half of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)..." Full Story

  7. A non pharma way to treat ADHD uses computer gaming, physical activity (MedCity News, July 18, 2013)

    "A Yale neuroscientist and psychiatry professor has developed an enrichment program that could help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder stay on task and avoid getting distracted...The goal is to sharpen working memory..." 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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