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ADHD in the News 10-05-17

Online parent training helps young kids with ADHD (ScienceDaily, October 3, 2017)

"Researchers have discovered that brief online or in-person behavioral therapy for parents is equally effective in improving children's behavior and parental knowledge -- a potential game changer for parents strapped for time and access...The research by George DuPaul, professor of school psychology, and Lee Kern, professor of special education, at Lehigh University is the first to look at online ADHD behavior therapies in this age group (3-5 years old). (ScienceDaily, October 3, 2017)..." Full Story


ADHD and Eating Disorders: What You Should Know (US Health & World Report, September 29, 2017)

"There are several coexisting, or comorbid, conditions associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – anxiety and depression among them. But what’s to be said of any possible association between ADHD and eating disorders? Are there any connections? If so, what steps can be taken to manage the challenges? (US Health & World Report, September 29, 2017)..." Full Story


Video contest raises awareness about ADHD (The Daily Campus, October 3,2017)

"Three nonprofit organizations will recognize ADHD awareness month this October with a video contest to raise awareness about ADHD. The video contest centers around the theme “Knowing is Better: ADHD through the lifespan.” The three nonprofits are collectively known as the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition. The nonprofits in the coalition are Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO). (The Daily Campus, October 3,2017)..." Full Story


Air pollution and poverty stack the deck for ADHD (Medical Xpress, October 4, 2017)

"Scientists at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Mailman School of Public Health report the first evidence that prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)—carcinogenic and neurotoxic combustion byproducts commonly found in urban air—combines with material hardship to significantly increase ADHD symptoms in children. Results are online in the journal Environmental Research. (Medical Xpress, October 4, 2017)..." Full Story


How having ADHD was the secret to this man’s success (Market Watch, October 2, 2017)

"Having ADHD is paradoxical. There are amazing highs and soul-crushing lows. You can be on top of the world, while secretly sure you can’t accomplish a thing. Thunderous applause by thousands is drowned out in a heartbeat by the single naysayer. (Market Watch, October 2, 2017)..." Full Story


Adult ADHD: A Gift For Your Work And Life (Forbes, October 3, 2017)

"The last word of ADHD is Disorder (it comes after Attention Deficit Hyperactivity), but successful online entrepreneur Peter Shankman, 45, who discovered he has ADHD in his 30s, believes this chronic condition is anything but a disorder. (Forbes, October 3, 2017)..." Full Story


Are We Overmedicating Our Children With ADHD? (US Health & World Report, October 4, 2017)

"A study conducted by researchers from the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy found there to be about a 40 percent chance that a 3-year-old diagnosed with ADHD would end up taking three kinds of mental health drugs by the age of 8...The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in July, bring the topic of overmedicating children with ADHD in the limelight. (US Health & World Report, October 4, 2017)..." Full Story


Program for parents improves ADHD behaviors in young children (Science Daily, October 3, 2017)

"A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. (Science Daily, October 3, 2017)..." Full Story



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