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ADHD in the News - April 19, 2012

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

  1. Conduct Disorder Predicts Drug Use in Adults With ADHD (Good Therapy, April 17, 2012)

    "The impulsive and immediate gratification traits that are common in ADHD have also been shown to increase the risk for substance use disorders (SUDs)...In order to get a clearer picture of how ADHD, CD, and BPD interact and affect the risk for SUD, Michelle Torok of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Australia recently led a study involving 269 adult drug users..." Full Story

  2. CHADD's Teacher to Teacher and School Success - A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO EDUCATING FACULTY AND STAFF ABOUT ADHD (ADHDTeacher, April 18, 2012)

    "The faculty and staff of Commonwealth Academy will remember the early weeks of the 2011-12 academic year for the full-day presentation of CHADD's program, Teacher to Teacher: Classroom Interventions for the Student with ADHD. Head of School Susan Johnson, PhD, asked every teacher and staff member to attend this workshop to ensure that the school can best meet the needs of students with ADHD and their families--not just in the classroom, but at every juncture of the student-school-family relationship...The benefits of this holistic approach were enormous.." Full Story

  3. The skinny on ADHD drugs (philly.com, April 16, 2012)

    "In my last blog entry, I talked about how physicians are often too quick to "label" a child with ADHD. However, for those who really do have ADHD, appropriate treatment can dramatically improve the quality of life of a child and his or her family. While parents often worry about the side effects of ADHD medication, the reality is that the impact of untreated ADHD is often much worse than any of the medication side effects..." Full Story

  4. Time for Teacher: Medication really can be the answer...sometimes (The Advocate, April 18, 2012)

    "Imagine a hive of bees buzzing in your head all day long. Or perhaps rather than bees -- sorry if I invoked a scary image for you -- you were continually drawn away from your work by someone trying to distract you: "Hey! Look at this! Wait, no, look at this! Look over here! Go there! Get up! Sit down!" Now imagine that the distracter is removed, the bees silenced. What could you accomplish in a day? For my 10-year-old fifth-grader, Gwen, that's what her ADHD medication has done for her. And it truly has been a miracle..." Full Story

  5. Cyberbullying and Bullying Are Not the Same (Science Daily, Apil 13, 2012)

    "University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression..." Full Story

  6. Meet Melissa Orlov, Author, The ADHD Effect on Marriage (Psych Central, April 18, 2012)

    "Melissa Orlov's Couples Marriage Seminar starts in exactly one week (on Wednesday, April 25th). I thought her book, The ADHD Effect on Marriage was fantastic, so I decided to speak with her to find out what her course was all about. In addition to acting as a consultant to ADHD-affected couples, Melissa (who does not have ADHD) is married to an ADHDer..." Full Story

  7. More Q & A with Melissa Orlov on The ADHD Effect on Marriage (Psych Central, April 19, 2012)

    "Today's post concludes my talk with Melissa Orlov, author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage. These are just a few of the topics we touched on. ADHD in a marriage is complex; to find out more, I'd encourage you to pick up her book, or attend her upcoming seminar..." Full Story

  8. ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore (MSN Health, April 17, 2012)

    "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD (or, sans the hyperactivity, ADD), has long been understood to affect children. Symptoms have been studied by exhausted parents and teachers for over 100 years. Only since the U.S. government officially recognized it as a legitimate condition in 1998 has ADHD been widely understood to affect grown-ups. It is believed that between 2 percent and 4 percent of all American adults suffer from ADHD. What adult ADHD is and is not.." 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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