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ADHD in the News - March 20, 2014

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

  1. 'Rebound' Obesity Seen After ADHD Treatment (Medpage Today, March 20, 2014)

    "Using the electronic health records (EHR) of nearly 164,000 children in the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., researchers found that those with an ADHD diagnosis and stimulant prescription were more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) in later childhood or early adolescence compared with normal children and ADHD patients not given these drugs. The rebound effect was associated with earlier age at initiation of stimulant therapy and longer duration of stimulant use, according to the study published online in Pediatrics..." Full Story

  2. ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids (HealthDay News, March 17, 2014)

    "Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to gain more weight than their peers as they enter their teen years, a new study finds. The weight differences seem to be most pronounced for kids who had taken stimulant medications to control their symptoms, suggesting that there might be something about the drugs themselves that aggravate the problem, the researchers said..." Full Story

  3. Family and baseline factors predict ADHD diagnosis over time (Clinical Psychiatry News, March 17, 2014)

    "About 70% of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder before age 7 retained their ADHD diagnoses several years later, with more baseline symptoms, a parental history of psychiatric disorders, and lower socioeconomic status seen as significant predictors of diagnostic stability over time, a cohort study showed..." Full Story

  4. Could School Testing Be Driving ADHD? (WRCB TV, March 18, 2014)

    "All it took was a map to convince health economists Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler that it must be some kind of policy issue driving a recent explosion in cases of ADHD. And a convenient natural experiment — in the form of the federal government's No Child Left Behind — provided the answer, the two experts argue in a new book. It's school testing, they say..." Full Story

  5. Priority conditions could help pediatric mental health inpatient quality measurement (Helio, March 20, 2014)

    "Priority conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis could be used for pediatric mental health inpatient quality measurement, according to recent study findings published in Pediatrics..." Full Story

  6. Living with Extreme Sound Sensitivity (PsychCentral, March 19, 2014)

    "If you feel disgusted to the point of rage when you hear the sound of chewing, swallowing, breathing, throat-clearing and other common “people” noises, you’re not alone. You’re also not crazy. Misophonia is a sound sensitivity disorder, which makes certain noises intolerable to the sufferer..." Full Story

  7. 10 Daily Habits That Help You Manage ADHD (PsychCentral, March 15, 2014)

    "The first key in managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is making sure you’re getting effective treatment...The second key in managing ADHD is building healthy habits that help you sharpen your focus, navigate symptoms and accomplish what you need to accomplish. Below is a list of 10 habits that may help you better manage 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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