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ADHD in the News - October 25, 2012

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

  1. Engaging Parents Leads to Better Treatments for Children with ADHD (Sacramento Bee, October 23, 2012)

    "Pediatricians and researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a first-of-its kind tool to help parents and health care providers better treat ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). The new, three-part survey helps steer families and doctors toward "shared decision-making," an approach proven to improve healthcare results in adults, but not widely used in pediatric settings. The results of the CHOP study are published in the journal Academic Pediatrics..." Full Story

  2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Is Both Under and Over Diagnosed, Study Suggests (Science Daily, October 19, 2012)

    "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is both under and over diagnosed. That's the result of one of the largest studies conducted on ADHD in the United States, published in the Journal of Attention Disorders. A substantial number of children being treated for ADHD may not have the disorder, while many children who do have the symptoms are going untreated, according to the 10-year Project to Learn about ADHD in Youth (PLAY) study funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention..." Full Story

  3. Neuroplasticity: Begin to change a life with dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, autism today (Video) (Examiner.com, October 20, 2012)

    "Brains can change. Like a city can build new roads, the brains of adults and children have the ability to create new neuronal pathways; a process called neuroplasticity. On October 18, 2012, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation introduced one of the nation's foremost investigators in neurobiology, Dr. Dennis Charney. While Dr. Charney's work focuses mainly on depression, anxiety, and human resilience to stress, his pioneered research has a major impact on children with learning disabilities, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, or autism..." Full Story

  4. Work in a Cubicle? Fail-proof Ways to Concentrate (CBS News, October 22, 2012)

    "If you're a cubicle dweller 9-5, you know that noisy and nosy neighbors can wreak havoc on your productivity. Whether you're writing, reading or brainstorming ideas, background noise and interruptions can make everything you're doing take twice as long. And simply trying to block the noise isn't easy...Here are four better ways to focus, fast..." Full Story

  5. Bullying and Mental Health: Study Links Anxiety, Hyperactivity in Kids to Bullying (Huffington Post, October 22, 2012)

    "Much research probing the link between bullying and mental health has focused on how being bullied contributes to the development of issues like anxiety and depression. But a new study suggests the relationship goes both ways, finding that boys and girls with mental health disorders are three times more likely to be the bully..." Full Story

  6. 7 Tech Tools for Students with ADHD (Technapex, October 19, 2012)

    "In honor of ADHD Awareness Week, today we're featuring a roundup of tech tools that disability access consultants recommend for college students with ADHD. These tech tools enhance learning in the classroom and help students take better notes and stay organized..." Full Story

  7. 3 Ways Equine Therapy Can Help ADHD (PsychCentral, October 24, 2012)

    "While our society, in many ways, almost seems to promote ADHD with ever-increasing connection avoidance, people continue to struggle to manage ADHD. Certainly, medication can help, but the root of the problem - an inability to connect with those around you - can linger. And the question of just how to treat connection problems is even greater for those who may be so steeped in their Ipads, Smartphones and online world to know where to start...So how can a horse help someone overcome ADHD? Let take a look at a few ways..." Full Story

  8. ADHD Drug's Welcome Benefit: Reducing Risk of Smoking (Psychiatric News, October 19, 2012)

    "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known risk factor for cigarette smoking, but can treatment of ADHD in adolescents decrease smoking risk? Yes, said researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the online August 7 Journal of Pediatrics..." 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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