ADHD in the News 2017-10-05

Online parent training helps young kids with ADHD

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).

ADHD and Eating Disorders: What You Should Know

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?

Video contest raises awareness about ADHD

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)."

Air pollution and poverty stack the deck for ADHD

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."

How having ADHD was the secret to this man’s success

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.

Adult ADHD: A Gift For Your Work And Life

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.

Are We Overmedicating Our Children With ADHD?

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.

Program for parents improves ADHD behaviors in young children

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.