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ADHD in the News - August 22, 2013

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

  1. Computerized Decision Tool May Help Physicians Diagnose ADHD (Medscape, August 19, 2013)

    "A computerized clinical decision support system (CDSS) that includes American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) treatment guidelines may help primary care physicians improve diagnosis and care for patients with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an article published online August 19 in Pediatrics..." Full Story

  2. Autism: Increased risk of ADHD, having siblings with autism (SheKnows, August 16, 2013)

    "Research published this summer shows one-third of children with autism also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In addition, research has shown the chance of subsequent siblings developing autism is one in five..." Full Story

  3. 8 Pointers for Preventing Procrastination for Adults with ADHD (PsychCentral, August 22, 2013)

    "People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are especially prone to procrastination...Procrastination can affect all areas of a person’s life. But, fortunately, there also are many ways to overcome it. Here are eight..." Full Story

  4. Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work (The Atlantic, August 22, 2013)

    "Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me...“You’re young and healthy, I assume you’ll have no problems finding a new plan.” I smiled and weakly said, “of course.” Five applications and four declines later, I anxiously awaited my last and final letter. The verdict came: Declined. Reason: Bipolar II/ADHD..." Full Story

  5. When Your Child’s ADHD Treatment Stops Working (PsychCentral, August 19, 2013)

    "When Your Child's ADHD Treatment Stops Working Your child might be having a harder time focusing on homework. His or her grades might be slipping. Or he or she might be getting into trouble more often at school or at home...When a treatment doesn’t seem to be as effective as it once was, your child’s providers may consider the following..." Full Story

  6. ER Visits and ADHD Meds: Teaching Our Kids Not to Share (Babble, August 16, 2013)

    "We teach our kids that it’s important to share with friends and family–we share our toys, our food, our thoughts. But how much do we focus on when we cannot share? The number of emergency room visits related to stimulant medications like Adderall and Ritalin quadrupled among young adults from 2005 to 2011, says a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration..." Full Story

  7. On the heels of the Miguel Tejada suspension, Mike Pelfrey discusses benefits of Adderall use (NBC Sports, August 17, 2013)

    "Miguel Tejada received a 105-game suspension from Major League baseball after testing positive for amphetamines for a second and third time this year...On the heels of that news, Twins starter Mike Pelfrey talked with Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press about his own legal, by-the-book use of Adderall to treat his 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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