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ADHD in the News - January 26, 2012

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

  1. ADHD drug shortage leaves physicians with few choices (American Medical News, January 23, 2012)

    "Primary care doctors are encouraged to discuss with patients the available alternatives and the health impact of abruptly stopping treatment..." Full Story

  2. Shore Area ADHD Sufferers Find Meds in Short Supply (BrickPatch, January 21, 2012)

    "Ali McGrath, a single mom of two, was recently diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For many adults like McGrath, the road to diagnosis is usually long and winding. Often people have lived with the symptoms for years without ever knowing the cause...After her diagnosis, McGrath headed off to her pharmacy prescription for Adderall XR in hand. She tried four Rite-Aids and a pharmacy near her home in Tinton Falls. "Nobody has it," she said about the dose she needed..." Full Story

  3. Losing focus? 9 ways to concentrate at work (CBS News, January 26, 2012)

    "Over the past few decades, attention deficit disorder has been recognized in schools; most good educators are aware of what is needed to help students succeed despite symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. But dealing with attention issues in high school and college is different from coping with them in an office...Here are some tips, from [Kathleen] Nadeau and her co-author, professional organizer Judith Kolberg, for anyone who feels his or her attention isn't where it needs to be..." Full Story

  4. Children With ADHD Benefit from Healthy Lifestyle Options as First-Line Treatment (Science Daily, January 24, 2012)

    "Every year between 3 and 10 percent of school-age children in this country are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Increasingly, families are using natural or complementary therapies to improve their child's attention or behavior, and often seek advice from an integrative pediatrician, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center..." Full Story

  5. Importance of Early Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Diagnosis (GroundReport, January 26, 2012)

    "Without adequate support of the impairments of Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) many children suffer from low self-esteem and academic and social failure during their journey in school...So what can we do to lower this incredible rate of failure? More education of schools may be the key to increase the rate of diagnosis as well as treatment. This can be facilitated by the education of parents by programs like Parent2Parent training classes developed by CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD.) Who better to advocate for a child with ADHD than a parent who has gained important information about this medical diagnosis?..." Full Story

  6. Anxiety, other disorders more common in autism (Reuters Health, January 23, 2012)

    "Autism tends to go hand in hand with a variety of other mental and behavioral conditions in kids, suggests a new study that highlights the fuzzy nature of autism diagnoses themselves. Researchers said that other disorders that often go along with autism -- such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or learning disabilities -- may complicate the diagnosis, or slow down any improvement in kids who do get diagnosed and treated early..." Full Story

  7. Why Are Kids Suddenly So Sick? (Huffington Post, January 20, 2012)

    "The three major "epidemics" of psychiatric illness occurring during the past 15 years -- childhood bipolar, autism and attention deficit disorder -- have all mainly involved children...Two questions naturally come to mind. Why are the recent epidemics in psychiatric disorder all concentrated on children? And why is this happening now? Ten interacting causes together provide an answer.." Full Story

  8. Faking ADHD Gets You Into Harvard (Daily Beast, January 25, 2012)

    "A growing number of students are gaming the system by getting themselves branded as hyperactive. The result? Better test scores, better schools..." 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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