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ADHD in the News - November 29, 2012

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

  1. Allergies common in ADHD, tic disorder patients (News-Medical.Net, November 23, 2012)

    "A significant number of people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and tic disorder also have one or more allergic diseases such as asthma or atopic dermatitis, show study results...The researchers analyzed data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database collected between 1996 and 2010 to assess links between ADHD, tic disorder, and allergy..." Full story

  2. Is ADHD Behavior the Result of an Inability to Multitask? (GoodTherapy.org, November 23, 2012)

    "In a recent study, [Walter Roberts of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky]...theorized that perhaps the impulsivity and inattention associated with ADHD were not merely the result of impaired cognitive ability, but inability to multitask due to decreased response capacity..." Full story

  3. 9 Ways for Adults with ADHD to Get Motivated (Psych Central, November 26, 2012)

    "It's hard for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to get motivated...[Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School] and [Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and author] share some of these creative and practical strategies [to kick-start and maintain motivation]..." Full story

  4. ADHD Medications Improve Decision-Making, But Are They Being Over Used? (Time, November 26, 2012)

    "The latest studies show that while attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs can be effective, some kids may be wrongly diagnosed - and therefore inappropriately treated - with the stimulant medications..." Full story

  5. New Israeli study: Breast-feeding may prevent behavioral disorders (Israel Hayom, November 29, 2012)

    "A new Israeli study has found that breast-feeding during the first few months of a child's life lowers a child's risk level for developing attention, concentration and behavioral disorders. Doctors Aviva Mimouni Bloch, Anna Kechvenskaya and Francis Mimouni revealed the results of their study...at a recent conference organized by the Israeli Association for Child Development and Rehabilitation..." Full story

  6. Homework torture for some gifted students (Washington Post, November 24, 2012)

    "Children [with disabilities] experience frustration, even in this region of great teachers and well-run schools. Too many educators here, according to numerous parent witnesses, share a stubborn blind spot about disabilities that can be mistaken for sloth or carelessness..." Full story

  7. Why Psychiatric Prescribing Data Aren't Always Accurate (Medscape, November 27, 2012)

    "There is substantial evidence that the rate at which children are receiving antipsychotic medications has increased over the past several years. The clinical characteristics of these children are often reported in data sets that come from insurance claims. However, it is possible that the data from these claims-based data sets might not be as precise as we might hope..." Full story

  8. Prevalence of Adderall among players caused MLB to limit its use (Philadelphia Inquirer, November 28, 2012)

    "Adderall is an amphetamine known for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the high number of players taking Adderall has led Major League Baseball to designate it as a performance-enhancing drug and sharply limit its use..." Full story

  9. Adderall, Amphetamines In NFL Under Scrutiny After Rash Of Player Suspensions (Huffington Post, November 28, 2012)

    "More NFL players are testing positive for amphetamines, a class of substances that includes the ADHD drug Adderall..." 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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