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ADHD in the News - May 1, 2014

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

  1. MRI technique could provide accurate and early ADHD diagnosis (Medical News Today, April 30, 2014)

    "Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers have uncovered disrupted connections between different brain areas in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The research team, including Dr. Qiyong Gong of the Department of Radiology at West China Hospital of Sichuan University in China, says their findings show that...rfMRI could be useful in providing early and accurate diagnosis of the condition..." Full Story

  2. Seeking causes of hyperactivity (ScienceDaily, April 25, 2014)

    "The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. Mice lacking an intracellular trafficking protein called LMTK3, are hyperactive, research shows...Identifying the genetic factors that contribute to such behaviors may help to explain the pathological mechanisms underlying autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, in humans..." Full Story

  3. Less ADHD Than Meets The Eye Among Kids With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (PsychCentral, April 25, 2014)

    "New research from McGill University suggests that there may be excessive concern that a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) also may have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But now researchers have suggested that there may be an over-reporting of attention problems in children with FASD, simply because parents and teachers are using a misplaced basis for comparison..." Full Story

  4. Maternal thyroid dysfunction and offspring autism and ADHD (Autism Daily Newscast, April 27, 2014)

    "Maternal thyroid disease first diagnosed and treated after the birth of a child may impact on offspring risk of autism or ADHD according to new research from Aalborg University and Aalborg University Hospital, in Denmark...Researchers reported that based on a total population sample of some 800,000 children, over 30,000 were born to mothers with some sort of thyroid dysfunction..." Full Story

  5. What happens when teens with ADHD become adults? (Seacoastonline, April 27, 2014)

    "PORTSMOUTH — There is much information and controversy regarding the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children, but much less is known about the potential problems faced when the children become adults..." Full Story

  6. Things You Know and Might Not Know About ADHD (PsychCentral, April 30, 2014)

    "Sure, you’ve been reading ADHD blogs, and you’ve got your subscription to ADDitude Magazine. You’re a webinar junkie and you’ve been using ADD Crusher’s instructional videos to crush your ADHD. You’ve read the ADHD classics and all the latest, including ADHD According to Zoë – The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus & Finding Your Keys. But do you really know as much as you think you do about ADHD? Let’s find out..." Full Story

  7. What Lies Behind 'The ADHD Explosion' (KQED Radio, April 29, 2014)

    "More than 10 percent of school-aged children in the U.S. -- 6.4 million kids -- have been medically diagnosed with ADHD. That's more than a 40 percent increase from a decade ago. UC Berkeley professors Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler wonder whether diagnosis can be traced to our country's push for academic achievement and school accountability. At the same time, they say kids from families with little access or trust in the health care system are often under-diagnosed with ADHD, and missing out on helpful treatment. We talk with Hinshaw and Scheffler about their new book, "The ADHD Explosion." [1-hour long audio (MP3)]..." 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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