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ADHD in the News - September 20, 2012

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

  1. Behavior Issues Are a Bigger Headache for Children With Migraines, Research Reveals (Science Daily, September 17, 2012)

    "Kids who get migraine headaches are much more likely than other children to also have behavioral difficulties, including social and attention issues, and anxiety and depression. The more frequent the headaches, the greater the effect, according to research out now in the journal Cephalagia, published by SAGE..." Full Story

  2. NFLPA issues warning to players on Adderall and Ritalin (NBC Sports, September 13, 2012)

    "With a recent rash of players testing positive for stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin, the NFLPA has issued a warning to all players regarding the use of these medications to treat Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder..." Full Story

  3. Record 4.02 Billion Prescriptions in United States in 2011 (ScienceDaily, September 12, 2012)

    "People in the United States took more prescription drugs than ever last year, with the number of prescriptions increasing from 3.99 billion (with a cost of $308.6 billion) in 2010 to 4.02 billion (with a cost of $319.9 billion) in 2011. Those numbers and others appear in an annual profile of top prescription medicines published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience..." Full Story

  4. Are ADHD Medications Overprescribed? (Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2012)

    In recent years, the number of children in the U.S. being treated with prescription medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has grown dramatically...Sanford Newmark, head of the pediatric integrative neurodevelopmental program at the University of California, San Francisco, makes the case that ADHD drugs are overprescribed. Harold S. Koplewicz, president of the Child Mind Institute in New York, argues that the notions of overdiagnosis and overuse of ADHD drugs aren't based in fact.." Full Story

  5. Targacept slumps on ADHD drug study failure (CNBC, September 17, 2012)

    "Targacept Inc. shares fell Monday after the company said an experimental attention deficit hyperactivity drug failed in a mid-stage clinical trial and announced plans to eliminate more jobs..." Full Story

  6. Children play their way to improved concentration (Jerusalam Post, September 15, 2012)

    "Neurofeedback - biofeedback that changes brainwave patterns - has proven effective in treating children with ADD/ADHD...It sounds like a lot of hype, but a growing number of clinical studies have shown that the technique can be successful in about 80 percent of cases, and its effects long-lasting, without the need for Ritalin and similar drugs..." 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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