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ADHD in the News - November 15, 2012

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

  1. ADHD Medicine Affects the Brain's Reward System (ScienceDaily, November 9, 2012)

    "A group of scientists from the University of Copenhagen has created a model that shows how some types of ADHD medicine influence the brain's reward system. The model makes it possible to understand the effect of the medicine and perhaps in the longer term to improve the development of medicine and dose determination. The new research results have been published in the Journal of Neurophysiology..." Full Story

  2. Girls with ADHD often diagnosed later than boys (ABC Local, November 9, 2012)

    " In San Francisco Friday, researchers at the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder conference (CHADD) talked about why adolescent girls are more prone to injure themselves and attempt suicide. To begin with, adolescent girls are vulnerable at that age anyway. When you add ADHD, girls find things are more challenging and that's when their self-esteem may suffer..." Full Story

  3. Brain Function Differs in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, ADHD (Medscape Medical News, November 13, 2012)

    "Pediatric bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have symptoms that overlap, but they are caused by different dysfunctions in brain circuitry and require different types of interventions. Julie Carbray, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, clinical professor and administrative director of the pediatric mood disorder program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, described research she and her colleagues are conducting on brain circuitry dysfunction in children with these disorders at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 26th Annual Conference..." Full Story

  4. New tool helps doctors identify adults with attention-deficit & hyperactivity (Examiner.com, November 12, 2012)

    "Hines and colleagues from Pennsylvania State Hershey College of Medicine tested different questionnaires in search of a tool to help primary care physicians' screen for adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their offices. The researchers published a description of the study in the November-December 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The group found the Adult ADHD Self-report Scale (ASRS-V1.1) to be ideal for the doctor office setting..." Full Story

  5. Understanding Adult ADHD (Saturday Evening Post, November/December 2012)

    "For adults who were not diagnosed as children--and anyone who was already an adult when ADHD became widely recognized in children in the 1990s is unlikely to have been--having a label affixed to their struggles allows them to finally seek help. Perhaps even more important, it lets them make sense of a lifetime of bewildering experiences, of feeling hopeless or helpless in the face of their mental dysfunction, and, in many cases, wondering why they never achieved what they felt they could have..." Full Story

  6. Food, Toxics and ADHD: Old Fears, Ever Stronger Science (Huffington Post, November 9, 2012)

    "[Study] findings are leading to closer examination of the myriad toxins that fetuses are exposed to such as lead, nicotine, pesticides, and mercury; science consistently shows such exposures early in life contribute to the development of brain and behavior disorders later in life..." Full Story

  7. CHADD--A Shame-Free Zone (CHADD Leadership Blog, November 15, 2012)

    "Just back from CHADD's conference in San Francisco, and it was incredible. More than 1300 people heard fantastic presentations and information. And then there was all the connecting with old and new friends...CHADD is the place where everyone understands what it is like to live with ADHD. In the CHADD community we can talk freely about our lives. We can celebrate our many, many strengths. And we can laugh at our ADHD moments..." 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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