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ADHD in the News - November 8, 2012

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

  1. Music can improve concentration in some children with ADHD (FIU Magazine, Winter 2012-13)

    "From Rachmaninov to rock 'n' roll, listening to music while studying may help some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For some, music has similar positive effects to medication. The findings are part of a study on the effects of distractors on children with ADHD. A team of researchers, led by FIU Center for Children and Families Director William E. Pelham Jr., set out to examine how distractions - such as music and television - affect children with ADHD..." Full Story

  2. ADHD Experts Share Their Most Troublesome Symptoms (PsychCentral, November 8, 2012)

    "ADHD symptoms affect all areas of a person's life. But some symptoms are more intrusive or bothersome than others...Below, clinicians, coaches and authors who specialize in ADHD and also have the disorder share their most troublesome symptoms - along with strategies that help..." Full Story

  3. Dr. Patricia Quinn Discusses Moms' Perspectives on ADHD Treatment (EmpowHER, November 7, 2012)

    "In the United States, 5.4 million children between 4 and 17 years of age have ever been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...Mothers play a large role in the management of their child's ADHD. Their views were the subject of a new survey conducted by Mom Central Consulting and Noven Therapeutics, LLC..." Full Story

  4. Practical Tips From New Research on ADHD (Psychiatric Times, November 5, 2012)

    "Such a large body of literature makes it challenging for busy clinicians to discern which of the hundreds of articles they should read to keep current with relevant, clinically applicable findings. In that spirit, this article reviews the most recently published ADHD literature as well as some of the presentations from the May 2012 APA meeting in Philadelphia and provides a clinical perspective on how findings may apply to everyday practice..." Full Story

  5. Pediatrics leader talks about biggest issues facing kids (Boston Globe, November 05, 2012)

    "Last month, Dr. James M. Perrin, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, became the president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional group of 60,000 doctors. A primary care physician, Perrin is particularly interested in addressing chronic childhood illness during his three years of leadership at the academy, first as president-elect, then president, then president emeritus..." Full Story

  6. Canada: Mercury And Lead Contamination Tied To ADHD In Inuit (Mondaq, November 1, 2012)

    "In the northern Quebec, there are about 11,000 Inuit, the most highly exposed population in the world to PCB and mercury pollution. Air-borne contaminants from the south fall in northern areas and bioaccumulate in the animals that Inuit eat. Burning coal is the largest source of mercury. A Quebec researcher, Gina Muckle, has now proven that babies with higher levels of lead and mercury in cord blood grow up to be children with higher rates of ADHD..." Full Story

  7. Student use of attention drugs a problem (UPI.com, November 7, 2012)

    "Amid growing concerns students are using medications such as Ritalin to boost performance, some British schools say they might consider drug tests before exams..." 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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