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ADHD in the News - February 27, 2014

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

  1. Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child (HealthDay, February 24, 2014)

    "Pregnant women who take acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- might be more likely to have a child with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new long-term study suggests...By the age of 7, these children also were more likely to use ADHD medication and exhibit ADHD-like behavior problems, according to the study...in JAMA Pediatrics..." Full Story

  2. Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers, Study Finds (New York Times, February 26, 2014)

    "Children born to middle-aged men are more likely than those born to younger fathers to develop any of a range of mental difficulties, including attention deficits, bipolar disorder, autism and schizophrenia, according to the most comprehensive study to date of paternal age and offspring mental health...The findings were published on Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry..." Full Story

  3. Prenatal Nicotine Exposure May Lead to ADHD in Future Generations (Newswise, February 2014)

    "Prenatal exposure to nicotine could manifest as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children born a generation later, according to a new study by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers...The researchers’ findings are published in the current issue of The Journal of Neuroscience..." Full Story

  4. Spike in ADHD Meds, Antidepressants in Kids (Medscape, February 27, 2014)

    "An increase in prescription drug use among US children and teens, particularly psychostimulants and antidepressants, as well as growing teen admission rates for mental health issues and substance abuse are among the top findings in a new report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a Washington-based nonprofit, nonpartisan research group..." Full Story

  5. Genetics linked to children viewing high amounts of violent media (ScienceDaily, February 19, 2014)

    "The lifelong debate of nature versus nurture continues -- this time in what your children watch. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that a specific variation of the serotonin-transporter gene was linked to children who engaged in increased viewing of violent TV and playing of violent video games..." Full Story

  6. Coping with Heightened Emotions When You Have ADHD (Psych Central, February 27, 2014)

    "People with ADHD tend to have a hard time regulating their emotions. For instance, they report going from zero to 100 in just several seconds, according to Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School...If you’re finding it difficult to regulate your emotions, here are eight tips to help..." Full Story

  7. "People Notice It Every Day": The Voice’s Adam Levine Opens Up About His Battle With Adult ADHD (Life & Style Weekly, February 25, 2014)

    "Adam Levine is speaking out about living with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In a new PSA, The Voice coach goes into detail about his daily struggles and how he wasn’t shocked to learn about his diagnosis..." Full Story

  8. Richard Saul Says ADHD Does Not Exist. Not Everyone Agrees (Newsweek, February 25, 2014)

    "Ever heard of Dr. Richard Saul?...He says ADHD does not exist - and never did. That has made a few of his colleagues apoplectic..."To question that this disorder exists at all flies in the face of many hundreds of scientific studies that demonstrate differences in the timing of brain maturation, in the brain mass and in the levels of neurotransmitters," says Ruth Hughes, chief executive of CHADD..." 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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