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ADHD in the News 10-20-16

ADHD: Myths vs. Facts (Business Wire, October 17, 2016)

"Despite overwhelming scientific evidence endorsed by the most prestigious medical organizations in the world, there is still a multitude of inaccurate information circulating about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), leading to confusion and even doubt among those who are uninformed or misinformed. The recognition of ADHD Awareness Month in October presents a timely opportunity for CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)—the nation’s leading resource on ADHD—to share the facts, with the goal of guiding children with ADHD and their families, and adults with ADHD, toward proper diagnosis and treatment. (Business Wire, October 17, 2016)..." Full Story


Study looks at ADHD treatment in teens at risk for bipolar disorder (Medical Xpress, October 19, 2016)

"Researchers at UC [University of Cincinnati] will use neuroimaging (magnetic resonance imaging or MRI) to examine the effects of standard treatment for ADHD (a psychostimulant medication, like Adderall) on brain structure and function in adolescents with a first-degree relative with bipolar disorder. (Medical Xpress, October 19, 2016)..." Full Story


Fact or fiction: Dispelling the myths and misconceptions of ADHD (Science Daily, October 13, 2016)

"Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition diagnosed mainly in children...While many have heard of this condition, there are myths that surround the disorder and a certain stigma still exists. Joshua Cabrera, MD, clinical psychiatrist and assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, helps break down what the condition is—and what it isn’t. (Science Daily, October 13, 2016)..." Full Story


Graduation Rate Climbs For Students With Disabilities (Disability Scoop, October 18, 2016)

"The U.S. Department of Education said Monday that the graduation rate for individuals with disabilities rose to 64.6 percent for the 2014-2015 school year. That’s up from 63.1 percent the year prior and represents the fourth year in a row of growth. (Disability Scoop, October 18, 2016)..." Full Story


Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study (HealthDay News, October 17, 2016)

"Considering the adversity foster children face, the study results aren't surprising, the researchers added. But this is the first study to compare their rates of health issues to those of U.S. children as a whole, including kids from low-income or single-parent families. (HealthDay News, October 17, 2016)..." Full Story


FDA Proposes to Withdraw Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Concerta (Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, October 18, 2016)

"The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) on Tuesday proposed withdrawing two generic versions of Janssen’s extended-release attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) drug Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride) two years after determining that they do not provide sufficient therapeutic effects. (Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, October 18, 2016)..." Full Story


ADHD and Sleep Disorders: Are Kids Getting Misdiagnosed? (Childmind.org, October 18, 2016)

"Trouble paying attention. Forgetfulness. Poor impulse control. These are behaviors commonly associated with ADHD, but they can also be signs of lack of sleep. And since many kids with ADHD are sleep-challenged, the two issues can at times be hard to tease apart. (Childmind.org, October 18, 2016)..." Full Story



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