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ADHD in the News - July 29, 2014

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

  1. Computerized ADHD testing: Innovative tool helps with diagnosis/tracking in both children and adults (ScienceDaily, July 25, 2014)

    "A new technology can now be utilized on patients called the Quotient® ADHD Test. It is FDA-cleared for the objective measurement of hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention, as an aid in the assessment of ADHD. ADHD is a common childhood condition characterized by more than normal difficulty with focus, behavior control, impulsivity and hyperactivity..." Full Story

  2. Subtle Signs You May Have Adult ADHD (PsychCentral, July 27, 2014)

    "ADHD may be hard to spot in adults, because everyone can exhibit many of the symptoms, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating ADHD. Many people forget important things, get bored easily, daydream, get restless and fidget, he said..." Full Story

  3. NH school takes innovative approach to kids with ADHD (WMUR, July 23, 2014)

    "As more children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, some parents are resisting medications and looking for different solutions. A school in New Hampshire is gaining national attention for its approach to dealing with ADHD..." Full Story

  4. New ways to help treat children with ADHD (The Miami Herald, July 26, 2014)

    "Exercises like rock climbing, structured play sessions and even clapping along to musical beats are being used to help kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, augmenting medication with these structured sessions..." Full Story

  5. Using a nicotine patch during pregnancy tied to higher ADHD risk (Reuters, July 22, 2014)

    "Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to a higher chance of the child having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a new study suggests women who use nicotine replacement products may also have children with an elevated risk..." Full Story

  6. Dopamine transporter: Stampede supercomputer used to study common link between addiction, neurological disease (ScienceDaily, July 22, 2014)

    "The XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer has been used to study the dopamine transporter. Stampede is ranked seventh on the Top 500 list of supercomputers. Its research links altered dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function to neurological and psychiatric diseases including early-onset Parkinsonism, ADHD, and cocaine addiction..." 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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