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ADHD in the News - December 12, 2013

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

  1. Are Supplements for ADHD Effective? (Everyday Health, December 6, 2013)

    "Much like the split between people who say ADHD is real and those who disagree, the effectiveness of supplements is a divisive issue. Consider the latest research in order to make an informed decision about supplements for your ADHD child..." Full Story

  2. Inflexible thinking in ADHD blamed on bipolar disorder (News-Medical.net, December 6, 2013)

    "Impaired cognitive flexibility in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be entirely due to the presence of comorbid bipolar disorder, say researchers..." Full Story

  3. Breaking the link between ADHD and addiction (Medical Xpress, December 6, 2013)

    "Adult sufferers of ADHD are two to three times more likely to experience substance abuse or dependence, but a research project which will map the genetic markers of the condition will help sever ties with addiction and could lead to customised treatments..." Full Story

  4. A new software tool for ADHD, clinically proven to improve quality of care, launches today (Virtual-Strategy Magazine, December 12, 2013)

    "mehealth™ for ADHD, a software tool developed by Dr Jeff N. Epstein and his colleagues at the world-renowned Cincinnati Children's Hospital in conjunction with Optimal Medicine, launches today. mehealth™ for ADHD is designed to help clinicians provide high quality ADHD care. This is achieved by closer monitoring of patient outcomes, improved communication with parents and teachers, and faster assessments and turnaround times..." Full Story

  5. Making Better ADHD Career Choices (Edge Foundation Blog, December 6, 2013)

    "Children with Executive Function challenges and ADHD often have great difficulties in their school arena. We know today that ADHD is a neurologically based disorder, and we don’t “outgrow it” as we mature. But, with knowledge, intervention, perseverance, and support…we continue to GET BETTER at it as we age..." Full Story

  6. Shire Announces Fourth Annual Scholarship for Individuals with ADHD (CherryHill Patch, December 10, 2013)

    "Shire is pleased to announce that it has launched the 2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire. The scholarship program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are accepted to or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school...Fifty one-time scholarships will be awarded in June 2014. The deadline to apply is March 19, 2014..." Full Story

  7. Learning-disabled students pursue degrees at Beacon (USA Today, December 10, 2013)

    "79% of learning-disabled students do not pursue a four-year degree. But at Beacon College, a school exclusively for the learning-disabled, being different is embraced..." 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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