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ADHD in the News - October 18, 2012

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

  1. Attention Deficit Disorder Needs Life-Long Treatment, Study Says (Bloomberg, October 15, 2012)

    "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder doesn't disappear as children grow older, according to a study that found harmful life-long effects that suggest treatment needs to continue into adulthood. The study, reported in today's Archives of General Psychiatry, followed 271 patients for 33 years, the longest any research has tracked the disorder, the authors wrote..." Full Story

  2. Men Diagnosed With ADHD as Children Had Worse Outcomes as Adults, Study Suggests (ScienceDaily, October 15, 2012)

    "Men who were diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appeared to have significantly worse educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes in a 33-year, follow-up study that compared them with men without childhood ADHD, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication..." Full Story

  3. National ADHD Coalition Launches New PSA In Conjunction With ADHD Awareness Week (Sacramento Bee, October 15, 2012)

    "The ADHD Awareness Coalition partnered with TotallyADD.com to conduct the first-ever Totally ADD & Me video contest seeking honest, funny, and meaningful videos from people living with ADHD to be compiled into a national Public Service Announcement (PSA) for release during ADHD Awareness Week-October 14-20, 2012..." Full Story

  4. ADHD Awareness Week (October 14-20, 2012) Broadcast Clips

    CBS in Raleigh-Durham
    [Donna Bland's video], FOX in Washington DC [Ruth Hughes, CEO of CHADD interview] , Fox morning show in Washington, DC [Ruth Hughes, CEO of CHADD interview], CBS in San Diego [Shire's rock wall climbing event], ADHD Awareness Week: ADHD Podcast Episode 9 [Dr. Kenny Handleman's podcast interviews CHADD CEO Ruth Hughes, ADDA Vice President Linda Roggli and National Director of CADDAC Heidi Bernhardt]

  5. Exercise May Lead to Better School Performance for Kids With ADHD (ScienceDaily, October 17, 2012)

    "A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out distractions and focus on a task after a single bout of exercise..." Full Story

  6. Healthy Kids: Parenting a child with ADHD (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 17, 2012)

    "When I was in medical school, I told a professor that if I ever had a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, I would home-school him before I gave him medications. Seven years later, my son was prescribed a variant of Ritalin. I cried. He took it. His school life and our home life got easier. And I learned how to be a better parent..." Full Story

  7. Sometimes ADHD Is Real (Huffington Post, October 16, 2012)

    "A lot of people seem to have the idea that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is something less than a real condition. ..The problem is that many of these folk theories about the reality, causes and proper treatment of ADHD are mostly, in my opinion, nonsense, perpetuated by people who think they've uncovered some grand conspiracy but have very little understanding of what they're talking about..." Full Story

  8. Study Evaluates Treating Mothers With ADHD to Improve Outcomes in Kids (ScienceDaily, October 17, 2012)

    "University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine if treating mothers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- either with medication or parent training -- will help children at risk for ADHD..." Full Story

  9. New Survey Sheds Light on Moms' Perspectives About ADHD Medications (Sacramento Bee, October 17, 2012)

    "A new online survey of moms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) conducted by Mom Central Consulting and Noven Therapeutics, LLC reveals that, while nearly all (93 percent) moms of children treated with prescription medication feel like they are doing the right thing, challenges managing ADHD symptoms and knowledge gaps related to treatment options remain..." Full Story

  10. Children with ADHD say stimulant drugs help them (Washington Post, October 15, 2012)

    "Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder who take stimulants such as Ritalin tend to feel that the drugs help them control their behavior and do not turn them into "robots," as many skeptics assume, a study reported on Monday. The research, which for the first time asked children taking ADHD drugs what they felt about their treatment and its effects, found that many said medication helped them manage their impulsivity and make better decisions..." Full Story

  11. 'I've missed a year of school with ADHD' (BBC, October 15, 2012)

    "Corey, from north London, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, in common with around 5% of school age children, and he is also on the autistic spectrum...His experience of life with ADHD is just one of many in the UK which suggests that the diagnosis and treatment of this child psychiatric disorder requires some work..." Full Story

  12. Surefire Strategies That Don't Work for Kids with ADHD (PsychCentral, October 18, 2012)

    "This month experts reveal fruitless tactics for kids with ADHD. Some of these approaches aren't just ineffective; they can exacerbate symptoms or impede progress. Whether you're a parent, loved one or teacher of a child with ADHD, here's what doesn't work - and a few tips that do..." Full Story

  13. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Interview With Mary Solanto, Ph.D. (Huffington Post, October 12, 2012)

    "Mary V. Solanto, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychiatry and director of the ADHD Center in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Solanto has worked extensively with adults and children with ADHD. Her research and publications address the cognitive and behavioral functioning of individuals with ADHD, the effects of psychostimulants, and the characteristics of the predominantly inattentive subtype of ADHD..." Full Story

  14. ADHD Medication May Improve Driving Performance (Medscape Today, October 16, 2012)

    "Effective pharmacotherapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may help improve driving performance in young people with the disorder - a population that is commonly known to have high rates of automotive crashes and speeding citations - new research suggests..." Full Story

  15. Online Training Course is No-Cost during ADHD Awareness Week (Albany Times Union, October 12, 2012)

    "ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is an accredited, online child care training institution offering the course SPN102: Attention Deficit Disorders at no cost to all new and returning users October 14 - 20, in support of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Week..." 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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