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ADHD in the News - October 6, 2011

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

  1. What Adults with ADHD Need To Know about Taking Medication (PsychCentral, October 5, 2011)

    "Taking medication can seem like a mystifying process, and many people rely exclusively on their doctor to prescribe the right drug and dose. After all, they're the experts, right? But some doctors may not be well versed in treating adult ADHD, and may get it wrong. So what can you do? The key is to educate yourself about medications for adult ADHD. And, fortunately, there are tons of great resources to become a smart consumer..." Full Story

  2. LSAC settles test taker's ADA complaint (The National Law Journal, October 05, 2011)

    "It's been a mixed bag of late for aspiring lawyers with attention deficit disorder seeking special accommodations when sitting for the Law School Admission Test. In June, a New York judge declined to compel the Law School Admission Council to grant a Wesleyan University senior with ADD and a "processing speed disorder" extra time to take the test. But this week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement under which the council will give a 22-year-old University of Minnesota graduate with ADD and a learning disability several testing accommodations that it had twice denied..." Full Story

  3. Seven facts you need to know about ADHD (Helena Independent Record, October 3, 2011)

    "On Oct. 16-22, the public is invited to observe ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Awareness Week. As mental a health professional and advocate for children with ADHD, I am aware of misconceptions regarding veracity, causes and treatment of ADHD. CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving individuals and their families, has developed a list of "Seven Facts You Need To Know About ADHD" to promote awareness, identification and treatment for those affected by this disorder..." Full Story

  4. Nutri-Med Logic Corp Expands on A New Finding Linking Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Omega-3 Deficiency in Red Blood Cells (San Francisco Chronicle, October 1, 2011)

    "Nutri-Med Logic Corp says that analysis of data from a new study, by Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, University of South Australia, Australia, which included 75 children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) between the ages of 7-12, supports emerging indications that ADHD is associated with improper ratio of Omega-3/Omega-6 in the red blood cells membranes. Accordingly, ADHD should not be classified exclusively as a genetic or a Psychiatric Disorder, but also a nutritional deficit. Up to 50% of children with ADHD continue with their symptoms into the adulthood..." Full Story

  5. TN teachers use 'creative' strategies with ADHD students (The Tennessean, September 30, 2011)

    "Students with ADHD at Rutherford County's La Vergne Lake Elementary School get to sit on a "wiggle cushion," an inflatable pad that lets them squirm all they want without disrupting others. In Metro Nashville schools, they may get to chew gum or suck on peppermints. They may get more time to take tests at Elzie Patton Elementary School in Wilson County..." Full Story

  6. A Toolkit for School Success: 15 Study Tips for Students with ADHD (PsychCentral, September 28, 2011)

    "The key to succeeding in school, whether it's high school or college, is to determine your unique challenges and find specific solutions...Here's a list of strategies to get you started..." Full Story

  7. New study links pesticides to ADHD in children (Mother Nature Network, October 05, 2011)

    A study published by the journal Pediatrics correlates ADHD to a chemical common to pesticides. Here are five tips to help reduce your family's exposure...." 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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