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ADHD in the News - September 5, 2013

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

  1. Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice (HealthDay News, September 2, 2013)

    "Parents' goals for treating their child's attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to steer the treatment in a distinct direction, new research shows. When parents' main concern was their child's academic performance, they often chose medications as the treatment of choice, but if parents were more worried about their child's behavior they tended to opt for behavioral therapy as an initial treatment. Results of the study were published...in..the journal Pediatrics..." Full Story

  2. Engaged Parents Start Kids' ADHD Meds Sooner (Medpage Today, September 2, 2013)

    "Parents who had strong treatment preferences and specific goals for treating their children's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were more likely to initiate treatment and to use distinct methods to achieve goals, a study found. Note that goals of academic achievement and behavioral compliance were significantly associated with initiation of medication and behavioral therapy..." Full Story

  3. Added Benefit of Lisdexamfetamine Is Not Proven (ScienceDaily, September 3, 2013)

    "Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (trade name: Elvanse) has been approved in Germany since March 2013 as part of a comprehensive treatment programme for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children aged 6 years and over when response to previous treatment with the drug methylphenidate was inadequate. No added benefit of the drug versus the appropriate comparator therapy could be established in the assessment of the drug manufacturer's dossier according to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG)..." Full Story

  4. Students, Stimulants, and Campus Crackdowns (Today's TMJ4, August 30, 2013)

    "What would you do if your doctor asked you to sign a contract the next time you were prescribed medication? What if you were required to submit to drug tests in order to get a prescription filled? It's happening at some college clinics around the country when students look for help to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD..." Full Story

  5. Video games may improve brain power in older adults (USA Today, September 5, 2013)

    "Studies have shown that specially made games can help people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), early stages of dementia, brain injury, stroke, "chemobrain," addiction and other conditions. Now a new study, in the scientific journal Nature, out Wednesday, confirms that they can help healthy people, as well..." Full Story

  6. Marijuana use, legalization and cognitive effects: Research perspectives (Journalist's Resource, September 3, 2013)

    "The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo on Aug. 29, 2013, advising state attorneys general that it would not try to block laws that allow for some legal medical and recreational marijuana use. ..Setting aside the questions about criminal or negligent behavior and the merits of medical use, what is the scientific evidence for these general claims about the cognitive effects of pot?.." Full Story

  7. How To Focus: Proven Tricks To Improve Concentration (Huffington Post, August 28, 2013)

    "Ever feel like you have the attention span of a fruit fly? These distraction-fighting techniques will help you snap to..." 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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