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ADHD in the News - July 12, 2012

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

  1. Lisdexamfetamine Effective for Maintenance in Adult ADHD (Medscape, July 6, 2012)

    "When adults taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder stopped taking it in a recent trial, their symptoms recurred. This means doctors and patients should "be aware of the importance of maintaining lisdexamfetamine dimesylate medication adherence for both optimizing clinical response and decreasing the risks of ADHD symptom relapse," according to the investigators..." Full Story

  2. Air in Expectant Moms' Homes Contains Pesticides, Texas-Mexico Border Study Finds (ScienceDaily, Jualy 11, 2012)

    "Air samples from homes of Hispanic mothers-to-be along the Texas-Mexico border contained multiple pesticides in a majority of the houses, according to a study conducted by the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. All the women were in the third trimester of pregnancy, when the fetal brain undergoes a growth spurt. Several studies have reported that pesticide exposure may adversely affect mental and motor development during infancy and childhood. .." Full Story

  3. Finding Calm in the Chaos: Family and Mindfulness (Huffington Post, July 2, 2012)

    "One truth of family life is that it is inherently uncertain. We feel everything is under control one moment and then things suddenly change around us. We make plans that don't work out exactly as we pictured. We imagine our future one way, and then life takes a different path. Sometimes we make assumptions... and then make more assumptions based on little more than those tenuous beginnings..." Full Story

  4. Vegepa Pure EPA Shows Potential as Non-Medical Co-Therapy Treatment for ADHD (Digital Journal, July 12, 2012)

    "Recently published clinical research shows a potential ADHD treatment breakthrough using a pure EPA natural food supplement for children who are resistant to medication and behaviour therapy...The study, published in the Journal of Child Neurology, recruited 94 children clinically diagnosed with ADHD, who had been on methylphenidate (commonly known as Ritalin) for six months or more, as well as standard behaviour therapy, but had reported no improvement in behaviour or academic learning..." Full Story
     
  5. Genetic research findings may lead to individualized ADHD meds (Digital Journal, July 12, 2012)

    "Research into ADHD has located specific genes that maybe interfering with brain signaling pathways. This discovery could lead to tailor-made drug prescriptions for those identified as having a particular genetic profile...The research subjects were 1,000 children with ADHD and over 4,000 without the disorder. The team from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, did whole-genome analyses of both groups searching for copy number variations (CNVs), which are deletions or duplications of DNA sequences..." Full Story

  6. Skin patch improves attention span in stroke patients (Medical Xpress, July 4, 2012)

    "Researchers at the UCL Institute of Neurology have found that giving the drug rotigotine as a skin patch can improve inattention in some stroke patients..." Full Story

  7. ADHD and Marriage: An Interview With Gina Pera (Huffington Post, July 9, 2012)

    "Gina Pera is the author of the award-winning book Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? She speaks internationally on adult ADHD and writes three blogs, including one devoted to relationships: "You and Me -- and Adult AD/HD."..." 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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