ADHD in the News 2016-11-24

AAP: Kids Need Better Access to Mental Health Services

Early intervention for children with emotional or behavioral problems is key, but providers face a number of barriers in helping these kids, including access, resources and education, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Ideally, young children should be systematically screened for behavioral problems, and then offered a variety of evidence-based treatments, particularly non-pharmacologic therapies...

Talking to Parents About Behavioral Treatment for ADHD

Hi. I'm Jennifer Mautone, a psychologist in the Center for Management of ADHD at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I'm also a psychologist in the Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids Program, which is our integrated behavioral health in primary care program at CHOP. I'm here to talk about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how primary care providers can help facilitate the management of ADHD through their work with families.

Musical training creates new brain connections in children

Taking music lessons increases brain fiber connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

ADHD in women: A lifetime of frustration, its cause easily missed

Looking back, it was always there: The nearly missed deadlines, the mental disarray, the effort needed to achieve . . . anything. Lisa Joy Tuttle got good grades, but only she knew what it took...It would be years before the nature of her struggles was given a name: ADHD. Tuttle, who lives in Wynnewood, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder shortly before turning 50.

How parents of kids with ADHD can prepare to teacher conferences

Eleven percent (6 million) of school-aged children across the United States have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and for many parents, the first parent/teacher conference of the school year is a critical time to ensure their child is off to a good start and getting the right support...If you are a parent of a child with ADHD, use the following tips from Dr. Richard Winer, a psychiatrist at North Fulton Psychiatric Care in Roswell, Georgia, to prepare for your child's upcoming parent/teacher conference:

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment results improved when teens stopped smoking, researcher finds

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has found that addiction treatment results improved when teens in a residential program stopped smoking. The findings are published in a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. They hold important implications for success in treating addiction since up to three out of four people with such disorders are smokers, a significantly higher proportion than the overall national smoking rate of one out of every four Americans.