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ADHD in the News - June 7, 2012

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

  1. When It's Not Just ADHD (WebMD, May 25, 2012)

    "Because it's so common, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that physicians who evaluate children for ADHD should also look for conditions that commonly co-exist with the disorder..."One of the things we really counsel parents about is: Don't assume everything going on is the ADHD," says clinical psychologist Ruth Hughes, PhD, CEO of the nonprofit organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. "This is rarely a disorder that travels alone. Ask your physician very specifically, 'Do you think there are any co-occurring disorders?'..." Here are three conditions that are commonly diagnosed among children with ADHD..." Full Story

  2. Family-School Intervention Effective in Reducing ADHD Impairments in Elementary Students, Children's Hospital Study Finds (PRNewswire, May 31, 2012)

    "Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed a 12-week intervention program for schools and families shown in a study to reduce impairments related to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in elementary school children with the diagnosis..."This is the first study to demonstrate a behavioral intervention for students with ADHD can improve the parent-teacher relationship," said lead author Thomas J. Power, Ph.D., a psychologist and the director of the Center for Management of ADHD at Children's Hospital..." Full Story

  3. Overcoming sleep disorders in children (Boston Globe, June 4, 2012)

    "Chandra McGuire thought she'd have to learn to live with her 2-year-old son's snoring and pauses in breathing that roused him, and her, two to four times a night. "He's always been hyperactive and had a very quick temper," McGuire said. "His doctors kept telling me it was colic, but when you can't sleep it affects everything else." Lately, though, her son Francis Massey V has been sleeping through the night for the first time in his life, two months after his enlarged tonsils and adenoids were surgically removed at Boston Children's Hospital, a procedure his doctors hoped would open his airways and help him breathe better during sleep..." Full Story

  4. The ADHD Maverick: An Interview with Jennifer Koretsky (Huffington Post, June 1, 2012)

    "A "maverick" is someone who does things their own way, and on their own terms. They don't waste too much time worrying about what others might think of them. They do what works for them, and they embrace who they are -- strengths, talents, skills, flaws, weaknesses, and all. The maverick ADHDer doesn't let their challenges stop them from pursuing their goals. They understand that they are often going to have to do things differently from other people and they are okay with that..." Full Story

  5. 12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD (Psych Central, June 7, 2012)

    "Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can easily disrupt your daily life. Fortunately, there are many ways you can successfully manage your symptoms. Below, experts - some of whom have ADHD - share their best strategies..." Full Story

  6. Growing Up With ADHD Meds - And Deciding to Quit Them (Psych Central, June 6, 2012)

    "I'm always thrilled when readers write in wanting to share their experiences or their children's experiences with medication. So often when we talk about psychiatric meds, we discuss it only on the most superficial level. But when people have a chance to really open up about the ways they think long-term medication has impacted them, I believe they can share some valuable insights and lessons...I was intrigued and pleased, then, when a young woman, a 20-year-old incoming college junior who grew up in Georgia, wrote me to say that she wanted to tell her story of taking medications for ADHD "for as long as I can remember"..." Full Story

  7. David Lennon: Mets' Torres battling ADHD (PennLive.com, June 2, 2012)

    "There is a scene in the rough cut of "Gigante" in which Andres Torres is walking along a Manhattan sidewalk, minutes before last week's birth of his daughter, and talking rapidly to the movie's director Chusy Haney-Jardine...Torres, the Mets' outfielder, suffers from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and moments before that frantic stroll, he was sitting in a pizza place, talking on-camera with Chusy for the first time in five months. Plainly put, Torres was losing control - again..." Full Story

  8. Why Business Needs People With Asperger's Syndrome, Attention-Deficit Disorder And Dyslexia (Business Insider, June 5, 2012)

    "In 1956 William Whyte argued in his bestseller, "The Organisation Man", that companies were so in love with "well-rounded" executives that they fought a "fight against genius". Today many suffer from the opposite prejudice. Software firms gobble up anti-social geeks. Hedge funds hoover up equally oddball quants. Hollywood bends over backwards to accommodate the whims of creatives. And policymakers look to rule-breaking entrepreneurs to create jobs. Unlike the school playground, the marketplace is kind to misfits..." Full Story

  9. Children With Learning Differences Succeed Thanks To Project Eye-To-Eye (Mediabistro, June 1, 2012)

    "If you or a loved one has been labeled "learning disabled" or "different," you'll want to read this post. There's a pretty kickass program out there that's helping LD/ADHD and similarly labeled kids (and adults) redefine their place in their classrooms and in society... Project Eye-To-Eye is a national (U.S.) mentoring program pairing kids with LD/ADHD with similarly labeled college students, building confidence and encouraging these labeled children to become their own best advocates..." 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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