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ADHD in the News - July 19, 2012

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

  1. Long-Term ADHD Drug Use Appears Safe (ScienceDaily, July 18, 2012)

    Drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) do not appear to have long-term effects on the brain, according to new animal research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center... Findings...are published online this month in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology..." Full Story

  2. Experts Share Solutions to Their ADHD Obstacles (PsychCentral, July 19, 2012)

    Some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can easily turn everyday activities into obstacles in life. (For instance, if you're constantly distracted, it may be difficult to get work done at your job.) But that doesn't mean that they have to remain hurdles and hamper your days. The key is to forget what works for people without ADHD and find the tools and techniques that work for you. Below, several coaches and clinicians who both specialize in and suffer from ADHD share their biggest challenges and the successful strategies they use..." Full Story

  3. Ritalin May Help Alzheimer's Patients, Too (ABC News, July 18, 2012)

    "Ritalin, a drug most often used for attention deficit disorders in the very young, may hold promise for a very different set of patients - the predominantly old group of patients who suffer with Alzheimer's. Apathy - simply put, a lack of interest or motivation - is an under-recognized problem in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Over 70 percent of patients with Alzheimer's suffer from apathy as the illness progresses over the course of five years...The international multi-center study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, looks at using the stimulant medication methylphenidate, commonly known as Ritalin, to treat symptoms of apathy in some patients with Alzheimer's disease..." Full Story

  4. Learn Valuable Tips and Techniques to Succeed with ADHD from Leading World Authors and Experts at Free Telesummit (PR.com, July 19, 2012)

    "Brand new telesummit gathers 9 ADHD experts to show people with ADHD how to maximize their potential and natural talents to succeed with ADHD...Held July 23-27, 2012, the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit covers such topics as goal setting to help manage your day-to-day life and reduce the overwhelm; creating better relationships (how to keep promises and be a more connected parent) and understanding your brain chemistry and how medication works in your body. Attendees can log into the summit via the computer or call in by phone to learn powerful techniques for greater mental stamina, organization, task completion and getting stuff done..." Full Story

  5. Do Meds Reduce the Risk of Being Bullied - or Increase It? (PsychCentral, July 17, 2012)

    "How does taking psychiatric meds affect the likelihood of kids being bullied? Do the drugs enhance kids' self-esteem and behavior so that they're less likely to be picked on? Or do kids get teased because they take meds?...Unfortunately, as is the case for many topics related to the impact of psychiatric meds on children's lives, these kinds of studies are lacking. Still, researchers and doctors have turned up some interesting preliminary findings, especially regarding kids with ADHD - who studies have found have a higher likelihood of being picked on, probably due to their behavior problems..." Full Story

  6. New Warning for ADHD Drug (dailyRx, July 16, 2012)

    "The ADHD medication, Strattera (atomoxetine), received new safety warning labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June. The new labels warn that people with severe heart conditions should avoid taking Strattera because it can cause increases in heart rate and blood pressure..." Full Story

  7. Getting from Point A to Point C with ADHD (Huffington Post, July 17, 2012)

    "According to professional organizer Judith Kolberg, anything we plan in life has three parts, one of which we often forget. First, we need to prepare (A). Second, we need to act (B). And then third, we need to complete what we started (C). Often on a busy day we leave off the last step. We get through, or partially through, the middle and move on with our lives...Having ADHD may mean missing the third step even more often than the rest of the world..." 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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