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ADHD in the News - July 10, 2014

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

  1. Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus, Part 3: The Importance of Adult Diagnosis for the Whole Family (Huffington Post, July 7, 2014)

    "Nearly a decade into this parenting adventure, after two children were diagnosed with ADHD and the third was likely, I began to guess that my husband was probably not solely responsible for all of the "neurological complexity" that made our family so... interesting...Lo and behold, a comprehensive diagnostic "psycho-educational evaluation" with a Ph.D. unveiled previously unidentified attention issues and learning challenges. Suddenly, my whole life made sense..." Full Story

  2. ADHD Classified Into 3 Types Based On Kids' Personalities, Researchers Say (Huffington Post, July 10, 2014)

    "There are three distinct types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that match up with children's personalities, some researchers suggest...The finding of these three types is preliminary, and won't be used in diagnosis anytime soon, but it shows that it's possible to classify mental-health disorders in a manner that's based more on biology than symptoms, which may help researchers better understand the underlying cause of these conditions, the researchers said..." Full Story

  3. Review of ADHD drug approvals highlights gaps between approval process, long-term safety assessment (ScienceDaily, July 9, 2014)

    "Over the last 60 years, the US Food and Drug Administration approved 20 medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events, researchers report. The study highlights gaps in how the long-term safety of drugs intended for chronic use in children is assessed as part of the FDA approval process..." Full Story

  4. Sleeping Problems Common in Kids With ADHD (Medscape, July 08, 2014)

    "Nearly 50% of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder experience transient sleeping problems, and another 10% have persistent sleeping problems, new research shows...As reported online June 25th in Sleep Medicine, about a quarter of parents reported seeking help for their child's sleep over the course of the study..." Full Story

  5. Summer camp offers help for children with ADHD (Chicago Tribune, July 9, 2014)

    "For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer camps with disastrous results, said his mother, Cara Bardak, of Naperville. Now, surrounded by kids just like him, his mother said he's thriving...At Camp STAR — a partnership between the Jewish Council for Youth Services and the University of Illinois at Chicago's Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic — all of the campers have ADHD; some also have other mental health disorders, according to Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Camp STAR's clinical director." Full Story

  6. ADHD and Kids: 5 Tips for Setting Appropriate Rules (PsychCentral, July 7, 2014)

    "Parenting a child with ADHD can present various challenges because of the disorder’s symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention...Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, ACC, an educator and parenting coach...makes a key distinction between “naughty” and “neurological” (having difficulty following a rule because of ADHD symptoms). But, naturally, as a parent, you might be overwhelmed about how to navigate rule setting. Below, you’ll find five strategies to help..." Full Story

  7. 8 Strategies for Dealing with an Ex- with ADHD (Huffington Post, July 10, 2014)

    "There is no getting around the reality that if you have an uncooperative ex with ADHD that complicates logistical aspect of being divorced with children even more than is typical. Everyday life events such as keeping track of belongings, and making sure your kids are on for their activities become complicated ordeals. ..Helping children adjust from one household to another in divorcé is difficult and now add ADHD in one parent. Here are eight things you can do when your ex has 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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