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ADHD in the News - August 5, 2014

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

  1. Behavioral Interventions Effective for ADHD (Medscape, July 31, 2014)

    "A meta-analysis conducted on behalf of the European ADHD Guidelines Group of 32 studies of young people with the disorder showed that families who received behavioral interventions had significant improvements in parenting and parental self-concept, as well as improvements in comorbid conduct problems in the children..." Full Story

  2. Medication Improves Parenting Skills In Adults With ADHD (Science World Report, August 1, 2014)

    "Medication helps improve parenting skills of adults with ADHD, reveals a new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers...It is estimated that nearly 25 percent of the clinic-referred children with ADHD have a parent with the same condition. The researchers found that when treated with medication, parenting skills improve in parents with ADHD..." Full Story

  3. Drinking While Pregnant Causes Slow Brain Growth, Learning Difficulties Over Time (Medical Daily, August 4, 2014)

    "One in 13 American pregnant women admitted to drinking alcohol in the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study. The effects of this early alcohol exposure are the subject of a new study, which found that children born to these mothers grew up with developmental brain deficits..It’s these problems, among so many others that children with [Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders] develop, that have caused some people to mistake FASD for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)..." Full Story

  4. Adults with ADHD: Tips for Juggling Life in Today’s Frenetic World (PsychCentral,July 30, 2014)

    "We live in a wired, fast-paced world. We’re constantly plugged in — checking email and social media sites from all of our devices. We’re trying to meet ever-increasing expectations and demands, juggling careers and school, raising kids, managing our homes, entertaining, and much more, says Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, a psychotherapist and ADHD coach...“The brain can just ‘shut down’ due to feeling overwhelmed,” said Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D, NCC, a psychotherapist and ADHD specialist...This is when applying specific strategies can help. Below, Matlen and Sarkis shared key tips..." Full Story

  5. Back to School: Getting Your Child’s Mental Health in Shape for a Great Start to the School Year (PsychCentral, August 2014)

    "To help your children and yourself have a less stressful and more positive experience with the back to school season, it is helpful to work on getting your children’s mental health in shape to help them start the next school year with a healthy, stable and strong mind. Here are some things you can do to improve the mental wellness of your children particularly as it relates to preparing them for returning to school..." Full Story

  6. Parents, Schools Debate Medicating Children For ADHD (10TV, July 31, 2014)

    "In August, kids will head back to school, and some will start to take drugs for ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The little pills are hard to swallow for some parents, who complain too many kids are being medicated because teachers find them easier to control. Meanwhile, others say the drugs have changed their children's lives for the better..." Full Story

  7. C8 Schools Offers No-Cost Webinar to Help Teachers Improve Executive Function Skills in Students with ADHD (Digital Journal, July 31, 2014)

    "Connecticut-based C8 Sciences, developers and marketers of neuroscience-based cognitive assessment and development products including the game-changing ACTIVATE™ program, has announced a no-cost webinar through its C8 Schools to help teachers improve executive function skills in students with ADHD. Through C8 Schools, teachers and educators can sign up for the webinar, free of charge, to utilize it as a tool in working with students that suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder..." Full Story

  8. How A Popular TV Doc Has Learned To Explain ADHD Simply (Forbes, August 5, 2014)

    "Dr. Hallowell is a former faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and one of the foremost experts in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Hallowell’s approachable way of presenting the science behind ADHD has made him a media go-to expert...The lessons Hallowell has learned from more than 25 years of television interviews apply to anyone who must make complex subjects understandable and accessible to a general audience..." 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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