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ADHD in the News - November 3, 2011

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

  1. Research profile: strengths of ADHD kids (Gauntlet News, November 3, 2011)

    "University of Calgary researchers are investigating positive factors attributed to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. "Children with this syndrome are sometimes seen as the more problematic kid at school or sometimes are more difficult, which makes them often misunderstood," said Emma Climie, a researcher with the study. Children with ADHD are often stereotyped by teachers and peers. The team's goal is to reduce this stigma..." Full Story

  2. Study: ADHD Drugs Likely Do Not Boost Heart Risk (WebMD, November 3, 2011)

    "Medicines to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) do not seem to substantially increase the risk of serious heart problems or stroke in children and young adults. That's the finding of a new study that included more than a million people. When looking at the population as a whole, "these drugs don't appear to increase the risk of sudden cardiac death, heart attack, or stroke," says study researcher William O. Cooper, MD, MPH..." Full Story

  3. Study: ADHD drugs don't raise heart risks for kids (USA Today, November 1, 2011)

    "Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the largest safety study of these drugs concludes. Heart attacks, strokes and sudden death were very rare and no more common in children on the drugs than in kids not taking them, the federally funded study found. That was true even for children and young adults with a higher risk of heart problems - a group doctors have long worried about when prescribing these drugs..." Full Story

  4. Parenting a Child With Attention Deficit Disorder (Epoch Times, October 28, 2011)

    "In my previous article on the subject of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), I talked about ways to view it from a more positive and comprehensive perspective by looking for the hidden strengths in people with ADD. This also has profound implications for how to parent a child with ADD. This article is not meant to be a comprehensive parenting plan but rather to plant the seeds for some new perspectives in raising children with ADD, and to point you in the right direction for finding parenting solutions that work..." Full Story

  5. Faith and Life: Supporting parents with troubled children (Glendale News-Press, October 28, 2011)

    "We are doing another series on Parenting Special Needs Children and Teens at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. It is wonderful to see parents who have challenging children receive education and support from others who have walked through a similar journey. Raising a child with depression, bipolar disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, rage and the like can leave parents depleted, isolated, and wondering why, with the staggering statistics, mental illness is stigmatized against. After all, one in five families has a mentally ill member..." Full Story

  6. Conflicting Views of a Child's Behavior Problems from Parents, Teachers, and the Child May Be Helpful to Clinician (Science Daily, November 1, 2011)

    "Clinicians often face the challenge of trying to make sense of conflicting reports from parents, teachers, and children about a child's behavioral problems. However, a better understanding of the source and nature of these disagreements may provide important information that could improve treatment and outcomes. A group of articles in the current issue of Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., explores this challenging clinical dilemma..." Full Story

  7. New Support for Entrepreneurs with ADHD: Business Brilliance Creates First-of-Its-Kind Resources Designed Exclusively for Business Owners with ADHD (PR.com, November 2, 2011)

    "Business owners with ADHD can now be supported by the first ever business success program for entrepreneurs with ADHD, thanks to Montreal ADHD coach Jacqueline Sinfield & Detroit business coach Marcia Hoeck. The ADD VIP Club is the easiest way for business owners with ADHD (or ADHD tendencies) to get support every week, with solid business strategies, tips, and guidance designed specifically for business owners and delivered via email. Membership is available at any time at www.addvipclub.com..." Full Story

  8. Kids with ADHD More Likely to Sustain Injuries, Study Finds (MyHealthNewsDaily, October 31, 2011)

    "Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more prone to injuries than kids without the disorder, a new Spanish study suggests. In the study, presented here Oct. 17 at the meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, kids with ADHD were nearly twice as likely to suffer an injury that sent them to the hospital at some point in their lives compared to kids without ADHD. In addition, the more injuries a child sustained, the greater their risk of having ADHD..." 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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