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ADHD in the News - March 10, 2011

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

  1. ADHD: Attention Doesn't Half Describe It (Psychology Today, March 8, 2011)

    "The starting point for The Family ADHD Solution and for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) care in the real world is understanding that ADHD (and this includes ADD, which is now more accurately labeled ADHD-inattentive type) is a proven, often misunderstood medical disorder. When parents, teachers, or kids are lead to believe ADHD is fake or in some way just an excuse for a child's lack of effort, motivation or self-control, it leaves adults frustrated and confused, children wrestling with their own neurologic tendencies without guidance, and siblings caught in the middle..." Full Story

  2. 'Body double' coaches help those with ADHD (Longmont Times-Call, March 9, 2011)

    "Body doubles usually work in Hollywood filling in for lead actors. But Karen Gray's job as a body double coach takes her to the side of someone with attention deficit disorder, a brain disorder with genetic roots that causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, according to the National Institute of Mental Health..." Full Story

  3. Daily Dose: Could it be Adult ADD? (Woman's Day, March 8, 2011)

    "Many people occasionally have trouble focusing and getting organized; how do you know if you're one of the 8 million adults with ADD (attention deficit disorder)? Only a mental health expert (like a psychologist or psychiatrist) can diagnose you, says Stephanie Sarkis, PhD, author of Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed, but if 5 or more of these symptoms apply to you there's a good chance that you might have a problem..." Full Story

  4. Group aims to empower learning disabled students (The Register-Mail (IL), March 7, 2011)

    "The newest chapter of Project Eye to Eye will benefit from people eating at Wendy's this evening, as the restaurant will give 10 percent of sales to the group that seeks to serve local middle school students with learning disabilities. Project Eye to Eye is a national organization that connects college students and k-12 students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder through mentoring and community outreach..." Full Story

  5. Common human meds can harm pets (Chicago Sun-Times, March 7, 2011)

    "Here is a list of the top human medications ingested by pets, according to experts at the Helpline..." Full Story

  6. The steroid of studying: Many students are seeking help through Adderall (The Telescope [UK], March 7, 2011)

    "Because of the many life challenges facing college students today, students across the nation say that taking a "study drug" like Adderall is the only way they can achieve a high GPA. Two jobs, 15-unit course loads and tons of extra-curricular activities are some things all too familiar to the modern-day college student. While the drugs are tempting, they come with a risk..." Full Story

  7. New research by local experts examining use of neurofeedback (Peoria Journal Star, March 4, 2011)

    "Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin is looking for a few good brains. As one of the first research studies at the Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR), Russell-Chapin is treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with neurofeedback and looking for how, if at all, the brain changes because of it..." Full Story

  8. Avoid Risking Children's Health During Home Energy Retrofits, Renovations, Experts Urge (ScienceDaily, March 6, 2011)

    "Home energy retrofits tackle climate change and when done right they should make homes healthier, while aiding families struggling with utility bills. Without adequate training and precaution, however, renovators, energy retrofitters and do-it-yourselfers who disturb lead-based paint, asbestos insulation and other toxic materials in older buildings put the health of all -- especially children -- living there at risk of serious health impacts..." 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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