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ADHD in the News - February 7, 2013

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

  1. Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk (US News & World Report, February 7, 2013)

    "Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner violence may be more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the age of 6, new research suggests. And young children with depressed moms may be more likely to receive prescription drugs to treat behavioral and mental health issues down the road...The study, which appeared online Feb. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, included more than 2,400 children who were 3 years old..." Full Story

  2. Substance Abuse, ADHD, and Medications: The Real Issues (CHADD Leadership Blog, February 4, 2013)

    "The story of Richard Fee, as reported in the New York Times on Sunday, February 3, is as heart-wrenching as it is atypical in ADHD treatment. This was not a story about ADHD or about Adderall, but rather about substance abuse and our highly stressed and fragmented mental health system. As the mother of a young adult in college, my heart went out to this young man's parents, who tried so valiantly to stop the downward spiral of his addiction..." Full Story

  3. Strategies for Common Problems That Strike Women With ADHD (PsychCentral, February 3, 2013)

    "While ADHD comes with a variety of obstacles, there are just as many solutions to help you manage symptoms and lead a satisfying life. Terry Matlen, ACSW, is a psychotherapist and author of the book Survival Tips for Women with ADHD. Matlen also has ADHD. Below, she discusses the most common problems, along with strategies to try..." Full Story

  4. Good Use of Medicine Key for Adult ADHD (dailyRx News, February 1, 2013)

    "Medicine for adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help with symptoms. But if patients don't follow their doctors' orders, medicine might not be so helpful. A recent study found that adults with ADHD who took their medicine as directed at least 95 percent of the time had the best symptom improvement. The people most likely to stray from doctor's orders were women, people with a college degree and people who recently found out they had ADHD..." Full Story

  5. Treated Teens Still Likely to Try Suicide (Medpage Today, January 9, 2013)

    "More than 12% of teens experience suicidal ideation and 80% of those have received some form of treatment, but around 4% of teens have made a plan to kill themselves and 4% have attempted to commit suicide, according to Matthew Nock, PhD, of Harvard University, and colleagues...Teens with certain distress, disruptive behavior, and substance abuse disorders were more likely to have a suicide plan, or to attempt planned or unplanned suicide, than they were to experience suicidal ideation, they wrote online in JAMA Psychiatry..." Full Story

  6. A small private school for kids who struggle to learn does a lot with a little (Nashville Scene, February 07, 2013)

    "On a wintry weekday morning, it's oddly quiet in the corridors and classrooms of Benton Hall Academy, a tiny private school in Franklin serving kids grades 3-12 with learning difficulties, mental illnesses like OCD and depression, and mild autism. "Most of our kids are ADHD," whispers interim headmaster Veronica Paradis as we poke our heads into tranquil rooms where small clusters of kids actually do seem to be paying attention..." 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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