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ADHD in the News - August 12, 2014

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

  1. ADHD, Substance Abuse and Conduct Disorder Develop From the Same Neurocognitive Deficits (Newswise, August 12, 2014)

    "Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why they often occur together..." Full Story

  2. How Can Teachers Build on Gifted, Hyperactive Students' Strengths? (Education Week, August 7, 2014)

    "Students with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder may have trouble adapting to the discipline of the school day, but that doesn't mean they can't tackle challenging academic work. At a symposium on gifted students with disabilities at the American Psychological Association's annual conference here this week, researchers from a special issue of Gifted Child Quarterly argue that these "twice exceptional" students need better screening and supports for both their strengths and their weaknesses. (The entire issue is free to the public through the end of August.)..." Full Story

  3. ADHD: Tips to help kids with ADHD improve focus (especially for when they go back to school) (PsychCentral, August 11, 2014)

    "The upcoming school year is getting closer and closer. All kids who are headed back to school will have to manage some level of transition. For basically all kids, this requires them to become more focused, more disciplined, and more organized...This infographic (from Nikki Schwartz, MA, NCC of Spectrum Psychological Services) presents some ideas for managing a child’s ADHD symptoms to help them function more optimally..." Full Story

  4. 5 Must-Have Conversations for Back-To-School Season (PsychCentral, August 11, 2014)

    "This is the time of year when shopping for school clothes and the latest electronics and accessories is foremost in your child’s mind. But, for parents, back-to-school season brings up more pressing concerns that should find their way into conversation, whether casually at the mall, in the car or watching TV or in a more formal family discussion around the dinner table..." Full Story

  5. Heart-disease risk from Ritalin is very small (Herald Tribune, August 12, 2014)

    "Q: My 10-year old son is taking Ritalin for his ADHD, and I just read that it may be risky for his heart. Should I take him off of it? — Audrey D., Rapid City, South Dakota. A: We know recent headlines have alarmed many parents who have a child taking a stimulant medication for ADHD..." Full Story

  6. The Doctor Game: Children’s vision problems mimic ADHD (Times Colonist, August 10, 2014)

    "Memories of my aged mother complaining that she could see two images of the same person on the TV screen makes me wonder what causes double vision? And, I wonder, how many children are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactive disorder when the trouble is in their eyes?..." Full Story

  7. The Athlete’s Kitchen - Nutrition Advice For ADHD Soccer Players (SoccerNation.com, August 11, 2014)

    "Soccer players with ADHD often have trouble organizing an effective fueling protocol, including the basic tasks of shopping for and preparing food, as well as having the right foods available at the right times. This can create problems with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and hunger that gets disguised as inability to concentrate, stay focused on a task, edginess, hot temper, and reduced athletic performance. Soccer players with ADHD often disregard these symptoms, thinking they relate to their ADHD diagnosis, not hunger and poor diet..." 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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