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ADHD in the News - December 13, 2012

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

  1. ADHD Linked to Oxygen Deprivation Before Birth (Science Daily, December 10, 2012)

    "Children who had in-utero exposure to ischemic-hypoxic conditions, situations during which the brain is deprived of oxygen, were significantly more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in life as compared to unexposed children, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal Pediatrics. The findings suggest that events in pregnancy may contribute to the occurrence of ADHD over and above well-known familial and genetic influences of the disorder..." Full Story

  2. Iron Supplements Lower ADHD Risk In Low Birth Weight Infants (Medical News Today, December 10, 2012)

    "Low birth weight infants who receive iron supplements have a lower risk of developing ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and other behavioral problems later on, researchers from Umeå University, Sweden, and the Karolinska Institute, also in Sweden, reported in Pediatrics (January 2013 issue)..." Full Story

  3. Brain Abnormalities Linked to Comorbid ADHD in Bipolar Disorder (PsychCentral, December 8, 2012)

    "Brain structure abnormalities discovered through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in bipolar patients may have been wrongly attributed to the disorder. They may actually be linked to the patient with bipolar disorder also having an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research..." Full Story

  4. ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds (HealthDay News, December 10, 2012)

    "If children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, continue to have the condition in adulthood, a new study suggests that they may face an array of physical and mental health issues. The study, which spanned more than 30 years, found that people who had ADHD as teens and adults face a greater risk of stress, work problems, financial troubles, physical health issues and additional mental health issues, such as depression or antisocial personality disorder..." Full Story

  5. Teen ADHD May Raise Risk for Adult Problems (WebMD, December 10, 2012)

    ""ADHD in adolescence has long-lasting effects on adjusting to the vicissitudes of life and is associated with difficulties in being a wage earner, worker, parent, and so forth," says researcher David W. Brook, MD, professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. Brook and his colleagues looked at data that assessed teens at ages 14 and 16, and later as adults at 37. The original study began in 1975..." Full Story

  6. Which Treatment Is Most Effective for Preschoolers with ADHD? (GoodTherapy.org, December 10, 2012)

    "Although there are many different treatments for ADHD, including behavioral, training, and cognitive, one of the most common approaches is pharmacological. But for preschool-aged children, the side effects and negative outcomes often outweigh the benefits of medication. Addressing the symptoms and behavior associated with ADHD as early as possible can have many benefits for the child and family. Therefore, it is imperative that effective non-pharmacological approaches be identified. Estrella Rajway of the Department of Psychology at the University of New York attempted to do just that in a recent study..." 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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