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ADHD in the News - May 31, 2012

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

  1. FDA warns against counterfeit Adderall bought online (Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2012)

    "The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned consumers and physicians about counterfeit forms of Adderall being sold online. Unscrupulous distributors are apparently taking advantage of the fact that the drug is currently in short supply because of manufacturing problems and are selling other drugs, claiming that they are Adderall..." Full Story

  2. Memory Training Unlikely to Help in Treating ADHD, Boosting IQ (Science Daily, May 31, 2012)

    "Working memory training is unlikely to be an effective treatment for children suffering from disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity or dyslexia, according to a research analysis published by the American Psychological Association. In addition, memory training tasks appear to have limited effect on healthy adults and children looking to do better in school or improve their cognitive skills..." Full Story

  3. Excessive Day Time Sleep Could Cause Behavioral and Attention Related Problems in Children (Counsel & Heal, May 28, 2012)

    "A study conducted by Penn State researchers reveals that children with learning, attention and/or behavior problems may be suffering from a condition known as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even if test results say that they have ample sleep at night. The study published in the May 2012 issue of journal Sleep was conducted on 508 children while their parents were asked to report if their children showed signs of EDS..." Full Story

  4. "Smart drugs" on offer to students (Cherwell.org, May 31, 2012)

    "Drugs designed to enhance academic performance and concentration are readily available to Oxford students, a Cherwell investigation has found. A survey carried out by Cherwell found that while seven per cent of students who responded had taken a "smart drug", 28% would consider taking these drugs, while over half would deem it cheating. However, only 32% thought academic drugs should be made illegal..." Full Story

  5. Community Interest Company (CIC) Launches Breathing Software to Raise Awareness of ADHD and Biofeedback to Coincide with the London Olympics (PRWEB, May 31, 2012)

    "As people around the world get ready to watch coverage of the London Olympics, a non-profit organization located in London, England is marking the occasion by offering a free 30-day trial of a new software program called EZ-Air Plus. Designed to teach you how to breathe at an optimal rate of 6 breaths per minute, the software allows the user to place a thin bargraph or linegraph anywhere on his or her screen to help pace inhalation and exhalation..." Full Story

  6. Calgary researcher challenges ADHD stereotypes (CBC News, May 30, 2012)

    "A Calgary researcher is hoping to turn the negative label of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder around. Emma Climie is studying children with ADHD in her lab at the University of Calgary. She said their strengths are often overlooked..." Full Story

  7. LDX Stays Effective in ADHD (Drug Discovery & Development, May 29, 2012)

    "Shire AG, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has presented results of the Phase 3 study which demonstrated the long-term maintenance of efficacy of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (LDX) in children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (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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