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ADHD in the News - December 27, 2012

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

  1. The Biggest Myths About Girls with ADHD (PsychCentral, December 23, 2012)

    "It's only in recent years that ADHD is becoming better understood in girls and women. But we still have a long way to go, according to Terry Matlen, ACSW, a psychotherapist and coach who specializes in ADHD. She noted that we need to improve how we identify girls with ADHD, evaluate them and administer treatment..." Full Story

  2. Bill Beckwith's Memory Minute: Is it attention deficit disorder or Alzheimer's disease? (Naplesnews.com, December 18, 2012)

    "You make careless errors. You are easily distractible, have poor concentration and are forgetful. You are disorganized and often misplace items. You interrupt others, are easily frustrated and have poor follow-through on what you start. These symptoms interfere with your ability to work or engage in activities. Do you suffer from attention deficit disorder (ADD) or do you have early Alzheimer's disease? Or do you have something else?..." Full Story

  3. Schools often first line of defense in identifying, treating kids with mental illness (Daily Democrat, December 22, 2012)

    "They teach kids to read, write and solve math problems, and to work and play well with others. And along with those lessons, educators are increasingly being trained to spot depression, anxiety and other troubling behaviors in their students, with administrators and teachers forming the first line of defense against mental illness..." Full Story

  4. Ways pets could improve personal health (Morning Journal, December 20, 2012)

    "Any pet can try a person's patience at times, expecially when a kitty has used a sofa as a scratching post or when a pooch needs to be let into the yard at 3 a.m. But for many pet owners, the benefits of having a pet far outweigh the negatives. Here are some of the many ways that pet ownership can be good for your health..." Full Story

  5. Genetic Defect Causing Fragile X-Related Disorders More Common Than Thought (ScienceDaily, December 21, 2012)

    "A single genetic defect on the X chromosome that can result in a wide array of conditions -- from learning and emotional difficulties to primary ovarian insufficiency in women and tremors in middle-aged men -- occurs at a much greater frequency than previously thought, research led by the UC Davis MIND Institute has found..." Full Story

  6. Patients Reflect on Life with a Common Brain Malformation (Scientific American, December 20, 2012)

    "At least 1 in 4000 infants is born without a corpus callosum. This powerful body of connective white matter serves as the primary bridge between the brain's hemispheres, allowing us to rapidly integrate complex information. "It's a hidden disability," says University of California Institute of Technology psychologist Lynn Paul. Many born without this structure go undiagnosed for years--only neuroimaging can confirm the agenesis, or failed development, of this brain area. Instead people are diagnosed with disorders such as autism, depression, or ADHD..." 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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