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ADHD in the News - October 24, 2013

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

  1. What a Difference a Grade Makes: First Graders With Attention Problem Lag for Years Afterward, Second Graders, Less So (ScienceDaily, October 22, 2013)

    "When it comes to children's attention problems, the difference between first and second grade is profound, says a new study from Duke University. The study, which was recently published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders, says the age at which attention problems emerge makes a critical difference in a child's later academic performance..." Full Story

  2. Kids with ADHD prone to bowel problems (Health24.com, October 22, 2013)

    "The study of more than 700 000 children found that constipation nearly tripled and faecal incontinence increased six-fold among kids with ADHD...Taking medication to treat ADHD did not seem to affect the number of office visits for these bowel problems, according to the study, which was published online in the journal Paediatrics..." Full Story

  3. Does Sunlight & Climate Influence Prevalence of ADHD? (PsychCentral, October 22, 2013)

    "An interesting new hypothesis suggests attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is inversely related to solar intensity, that is, regions with high sunlight intensity have a lower prevalence of ADHD...[The researchers] collected and analyzed multiple data-sets from the United States and nine other countries. Reporting their findings in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry..." Full Story

  4. The Biggest Lesson Iíve Learned in Managing My ADHD (PsychCentral, October 24, 2013)

    "Most of the psychotherapists I interview for my articles on ADHD have the disorder. So in addition to helping others with ADHD succeed, these experts live with the same symptoms and types of challenges on a daily basis. Itís why we wanted to know the biggest and most important lesson theyíve learned in managing their own ADHD. Below youíll find their insight..." Full Story

  5. Targeted Training Does Not Improve Memory in ADHD (GoodTherapy, October 22, 2013)

    "Targeted WM training is a noninvasive approach that aims to increase WM...To gauge the effects of WM training, Jens Egelend of the Division of Mental Health & Addiction at Vestfold Hospital Trust in Norway recently conducted a study involving 67 children between the ages of 10 and 12. The children...were assessed prior to training, immediately after training and again eight months later. The goal was to determine if any transfer effects occurred and, more importantly, whether they were sustained..." Full Story

  6. ADHD Awareness Month Kicks off with Activities, Information (SBWIRE, October 21, 2013)

    "The National ADHD Awareness Coalition (http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org) is offering a free special webinar series with renowned experts and authors in the field of ADHD and is conducting a celebrity social media campaign, encouraging people affected by ADHD to come forward as one of the many faces of ADHD..." Full Story

  7. CAPS adjusts ADHD assessment protocol (The Stanford Daily, October 24, 2013)

    "This year, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) changed how they would conduct assessments on students for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The new protocolís primary goal is to make the assessment process more efficient and to ensure improved accuracy of diagnosis and treatment, said Julie Tinklenberg B.S. í90 M.S. í90, a staff psychiatrist at CAPS involved in changing the guidelines..." 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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