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ADHD in the News - August 1, 2013

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

  1. Ensuring college success for students with ADHD (Contemporary Pediatrics, August 1, 2013)

    "According to those who track college graduation rates in the United States, there is a 50% to 60% chance that a college-bound adolescent will not have a successful college experience; in other words, a significant number of students are at risk for leaving college before they graduate. Although individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are less likely than others to attend college, an increase in the number of college students with ADHD has been observed in recent years..." Full Story

  2. Boys With Autism Or ADHD More Prone To Overuse Video Games (NPR, July 29, 2013)

    "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have no more than two hours a day of "screen time." Video games can be a haven from the world, and it's easy to imagine that they would appeal to children who struggle with social interaction. Boys with autism spectrum disorders or with ADHD are both prone to problematic use of video games, according to a study..." Full Story

  3. Autistic Boys Spend More Time on Video Games (MedPage Today, July 29, 2013)

    "Boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder were more likely to spend excessive amounts of time playing video games than those with typical development, researchers found...Boys with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder were also more likely to have access to video games in their rooms and -- especially among those with inattentive symptoms -- were significantly more likely to show signs of video game addiction and have a harder time stepping away from Pikachu and friends, they wrote online in Pediatrics..." Full Story

  4. Clinical research: Attention deficit adds to autism tantrums (Simons Foundation, July 26, 2013)

    "Children who meet the criteria for both autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have more severe behavioral problems than do children with either disorder alone, according to three studies published in the past few months. Autism and ADHD were mutually exclusive diagnoses in the DSM-IV, the previous edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM-5, released in May, allows a child to be diagnosed with both disorders simultaneously. Some studies report that as many as 80 percent of children with autism also have ADHD..." Full Story

  5. New screening tool for ADHD (The Grio, July 29, 2013)

    "Experts say that a new FDA-approved screening tool for ADHD might lead to more accurate diagnoses of children ages 6 to 17 and help reduce overmedication — if used as intended as just one measure among many and if followed with proper treatment. However, the iffy parts of the brain-wave test has raised concerns, given the history and disparities of many African-Americans diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder..." Full Story

  6. 'I have a million things in my head' (Independent Online, July 28, 2013)

    "London - Mention ADHD and most people think of (a) children and (b) trouble. But Steve Riley is one of a growing number of adults being diagnosed and what's more, he believes the behavioural condition actually enhances his life. People who know Riley have long been used to the 38-year-old interrupting conversations to go off on weird tangents..." Full Story

  7. Six SmartPhone Tips for People with ADHD (EmaxHealth Health News, July 26, 2013)

    "Treatment for ADHD includes stimulant medications, psychological therapies, and better personal habits, such as eating a healthy diet and exercise. With our latest technologies, organizational program can also be of great assistance...Many helpful tools are located on something you probably use everyday anyway – your smartphone..." 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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