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ADHD in the News - July 26, 2012

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

  1. New Clue On How Brain Processes Visual Information (ScienceDaily, July 22, 2012)

    "Ever wonder how the human brain, which is constantly bombarded with millions of pieces of visual information, can filter out what's unimportant and focus on what's most useful? The process is known as selective attention and scientists have long debated how it works. But now, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have discovered an important clue. Evidence from an animal study, published in the July 22 online edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that the prefrontal cortex is involved in a previously unknown way..." Full Story

  2. ADHD increases risk for comorbid psychiatric disorders (News-Medical.Net, July 24, 2012)

    "Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood is associated with an increased risk for a broad range of comorbid psychiatric disorders in adolescence, study results show. The risk for comorbid conduct/oppositional defiant disorder was particularly elevated among children with ADHD, note Slavica Katusic (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) and team..." Full Story

  3. Family Members Report on Symptoms of Adult ADHD (GoodTherapy.org, July 19, 2012)

    "It was once theorized that the symptoms of ADHD diminish as a child ages and by the time of adulthood are all but gone. However, in recent years, research has suggested that these symptoms may persist into adulthood...Margaret H. Sibley of the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University has studied adult and childhood ADHD for years and believes that adult symptoms are not as clear cut as those outlined in the DSM-IV. In a recent study, Sibley evaluated the current diagnostic criteria by assessing 121 young adults without ADHD and 200 young adults with ADHD..." Full Story

  4. Baseball League Created for Kids with Special Needs (Fox4KC, July 24, 2012)

    "Some Georgia parents started a new activity for kids in their community. It's a baseball league for children with what they call mild challenges, such as attention deficit disorder or dyslexia. Adam Wickley is glad his son can now take part in organized sports just like any other kids his age..." Full Story

  5. Benefits of ADHD Schools: Specialized Support for Children With ADHD (OurKids.net, July 23, 2012)

    "If you've been searching for schools with support for students with ADHD, you may be aware of how daunting the task can be. Here's how private schools offer specialized support and benefits for children with various symptoms of ADHD..." Full Story

  6. Structural Brain Changes Found in Romanian Orphanage Children (WBUR [Boston], July 23, 2012)

    "Living in an orphanage can literally change the structure of a child's brain, according to a new study that has implications for international adoptions as well as conditions like ADHD, traumatic brain injury and autism. The study, led by Charles Nelson and Margaret A. Sheridan of Boston Children's Hospital, found that children who had spent more than 30 months in a Romanian orphanage had less white matter in their brains than children who were moved to foster homes..." Full Story

  7. Child's Behavior Linked to Father-Infant Interactions, Study Shows (ScienceDaily, July 18, 2012)

    "Children whose fathers are more positively engaged with them at the age of three months have fewer behavioural problems at the age of twelve months, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study suggests that interventions aimed at improving parent-child interaction in the early postnatal period may be beneficial to the child's behaviour later in life..." 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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