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ADHD in the News - September 6, 2012

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

  1. Studying Everyday Eye Movements Could Aid in Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders (ScienceDaily, August 30, 2012)

    "Researchers at USC have devised a method for detecting certain neurological disorders through the study of eye movements. In a study published August 30 in the Journal of Neurology, researchers claim that because Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Parkinson's Disease each involve ocular control and attention dysfunctions, they can be easily identified through an evaluation of how patients move their eyes while they watch television..." Full Story

  2. Pay Attention: How a local therapist successfully manages her son's ADHD--and her own (Bethesda Magazine, September/October 2012)

    "While studying to become a psychotherapist about four years ago, Cindy Crane made a surprising discovery. The Bethesda resident was reviewing an assessment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and realized that she and her 13-year-old son exhibited several symptoms--including problems with focus, paying attention, hyperactivity and, in her son's case, impulse control...Soon after her realization, Crane and her son visited a psychiatrist who confirmed that they had the disorder. Thanks to several strategies for ADHD management since then--including medication, exercise and techniques for keeping things organized--their lives have improved significantly..." Full Story

  3. Decreasing the Risk for Adolescent Substance Use by Intervening With Parents (Psychiatric Times, September 5, 2012)

    "The following is a case of an adolescent girl who has been more argumentative recently, despite ongoing therapy for ADHD and anxiety. You, the clinician, wonder if her mother's recent job loss and history of substance abuse may be contributing factors to her daughter's behavior, and you decide to meet with your patient's mother alone. Questions to consider after reading the case..." Full Story

  4. Kids report ADHD meds are helping them, not changing them (NewsWorks, September 4, 2012)

    "Treating kids who have ADHD with stimulant drugs such as Ritalin often stirs up heated debates, but how do kids themselves feel about taking these medications? A new British study sheds some light on the issue..." Full Story

  5. OU Researchers Look For ADHD Interventions (WOUB News, August 31, 2012)

    "Ohio University researchers are receiving $1.5 million dollars in grant money from the US Department of Education for an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder intervention study. It's a project meant to help teachers manage student behavior in the classroom...[The researchers] are launching a three-year study that will focus on interventions to help students with ADHD succeed in class..." Full Story

  6. Which Impacts Childhood Behavioral Problems More: Nurture or Nature? (GoodTherapy.org, August 31, 2012)

    "Childhood disruptive behavioral disorders (DBD) cover a broad spectrum of issues, including oppositional/defiant behavior (ODD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder (CD). Researchers have spent much time examining the factors that contribute to these problems and have found that links exist between the family environment in which the child is raised and the genetic history of the parents..." Full Story

  7. Almost half of kids with autism are bullied, study shows (KTVQ.com, September 5, 2012)

    "This study, published online in September 2012 in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, surveyed 920 parents and discovered that 46.3 percent of adolescents with an ASD had been victimized by bullying. Compared to the national average of 10.6 percent of kids, the number was "substantially higher"..." 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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