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ADHD in the News - June 26, 2014

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

  1. Overcoming Common Paralyzing Thoughts for Adults with ADHD (PsychCentral, June 24, 2014)

    "Many people with ADHD have limiting beliefs that prevent them from achieving their goals, whether it’s going to graduate school or going for a promotion...To overcome your limiting beliefs, [Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School] suggested exploring and challenging these beliefs..." Full Story

  2. What Can I Do About My Adult ADHD? (Psychology Today, June 12, 2014)

    "Medication is not the only intervention for adult ADHD. Still, most professionals that I have talked to suggest that the combination of therapy and medication is more effective than just therapy for ADHD. But this blog is about individual interventions for adult ADHD. So what is available?..." Full Story

  3. Does psychostimulant use increase cardiovascular risk in children with ADHD? (MedicalXpress, June 26, 2014)

    "Psychostimulant use to treat children and adolescents with ADHD is increasing worldwide, and the evaluation of the cardiovascular safety of stimulant medication used in treatment has been a recent topic of concern. The results of the first nationwide study of the cardiovascular safety of stimulants in children and adolescents are published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology..." Full Story

  4. A Back-to-Basics Approach to Managing ADHD? (Psychiatric Times, June 11, 2014)

    "What forces influence your decision to treat ADHD? Case vignettes and a back-to-basics approach may bring clarity to the diagnostic and therapeutic clinical processes that surround the decision..." Full Story

  5. A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education (NPR, June 24, 2014)

    "The Obama administration said Tuesday that the vast majority of the 6.5 million students with disabilities in U.S. schools today are not receiving a quality education, and that it will hold states accountable for demonstrating that those students are making progress..." Full Story

  6. National Study of U.S. Youth Shows Uptick in Prescribing of Antipsychotics in Combination with Other Psychotropic Medications (Newswise, June 25, 2014)

    "A national study conducted by researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab shows an increase in the concurrent prescribing of second-generation antipsychotics (SGA) – one type of medication used for the treatment of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and mania – with other psychotropic medications among Medicaid-enrolled youth..." Full Story

  7. Here's Proof Going Outside Makes You Healthier (Huffington Post June 25, 2014)

    "Summer is here, and we're all for burgers, ocean breezes and an ice cream cone or two. But getting outside is about more than beaches and barbecues. Science shows that spending time in the great outdoors can actually make you healthier. Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your neighborhood park helps both your body and your brain. Here are seven ways the outdoors make us healthier..." 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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