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ADHD in the News - November 10, 2011

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

  1. Childhood ADHD Tied to Adult Anatomic Brain Changes (HealthDay News, November 9, 2011)

    "Adults with combined-type childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have a significantly thinner cortex and reduced gray matter, regardless of their current diagnosis, according to a study published in the November issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry..." Full Story

  2. 3 Natural Ways to Help Treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Huffington Post, November 9, 2011)

    "When I see patients with ADHD, we discuss potential pros and cons of medications such as Ritalin and Adderall. But we also frequently discuss potential alternatives or adjunctive therapeutic options for ADHD as well...In this article, I would like to discuss a few other behavioral options as well that have been seen to potentially be helpful with ADHD as adjunctive therapies..." Full Story

  3. ADD/ADHD Children: Effective Discipline Techniques (EveryDay Health, November 4, 2011)

    "Disciplining kids with ADD/ADHD is a tough task, but it can be done effectively - if you know which techniques work best..." Full Story

  4. Hard Decisions for Learning Disabled (New York Times, November 3, 2011)

    "The admissions process can be stressful for even the most gifted, organized students. But to applicants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, the path to college can feel like a maze. The Choice addresses some of the issues such students face..." Full Story

  5. Adolescent Amphetamine Use Linked to Permanent Changes in Brain Function and Behavior (Science Daily, November 3, 2011)

    "Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free. These are the conclusions of a new study using animal models conducted by McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researcher Dr. Gabriella Gobbi and her colleagues. The study, published in The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, is one of the first to shed light on how long-term amphetamine use in adolescence affects brain chemistry and behaviour..." Full Story

  6. Pharmacies, students affected by national Adderall shortage (Daily Reveille, November 8, 2011)

    "No predicted end, prices go up...A nationwide shortage of Adderall, a drug commonly prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has left local pharmacies with few options to fill customer orders..." Full Story

  7. Holiday season can be overstimulating, especially for kids (DurangoHerald.com, November 9, 2011)

    "The parents of children with autism often become accustomed to dealing with the effects of their child's overstimulation. Yet as we enter the oft-frenzied period of the holidays, many parents will begin to sympathize and wonder if their child fits on the autism spectrum. Considering that 7.4 percent of children between the ages of 3 and 7 have been diagnosed at some point with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and another 1 in 110 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, there are a lot of children out there who struggle with high-sensitivity and sensory-processing challenges. Under the right circumstances, just about any child can be overstimulated...Some (easy) things to try when your child is overstimulated.." 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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