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ADHD in the News - December 26, 2013

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

  1. Drug Duo Can Help Kids with ADHD, Aggression (PsychCentral, December 22, 2013)

    "A new study suggests that prescribing two drugs — a stimulant and an antipsychotic — to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reduces aggressive behavior problems. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say the drug combination should be coupled with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques on their children..." Full Story

  2. Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer? (Huffington Post, December 23, 2013)

    "My heart goes out to the parents I have the privilege to talk with every day. They are conscious, engaged, wanting desperately for their kids...and all too often at a complete loss as to how to help them find success, independence, a sense of peace..." Full Story

  3. George Gershwin, possible ADHD sufferer, a 'life saved by music' (Philadelphia Inquirer, December 23, 2013)

    "Hyperactive and behaviorally challenged, George Gershwin probably had some form of attention deficit disorder. He grew up in a music-starved environment. His family moved 28 times before he turned 17. And somehow Gershwin fell in love with music and was able to convert the sounds of a train he took from New York to Boston into one of the most beloved symphonies of all time, Rhapsody in Blue..." Full Story

  4. "Why I won’t let ADHD rule my life" (Lancashire Evening Post, December 23, 2013)

    "Dan Greer has lost 17 iPhones, has been in trouble for leaving petrol forecourts without paying and finds it difficult to remember names. With a million things going on inside his head all the time, Dan knew since he was a child that something was not quite right, but it was only two years ago that he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Since his diagnosis, Dan has found life a lot easier as he has been able to use techniques and put systems in place to make his life easier..." Full Story

  5. Ministry says take a moment and just...‘Breathe’ (Tifton Gazette, December 23, 2013)

    "When it comes to turning what seems to be a negative into a positive, no one does it better than Nettie Hatcher. Hatcher's daughter, who is now 18, has special needs. When her daughter was just four years old, Hatcher and her husband took her to church, where they were told their child could go into the nursery. This was a relief for Hatcher, who said her daughter's epilepsy required that she have one-on-one attention..." 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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