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ADHD in the News 08-03-17

ADHD medication does not increase suicide risk (Healio, July 31, 2017)

"Recent findings did not indicate a causal association between methylphenidate treatment and suicide attempts...To assess the association between methylphenidate and risk for suicide attempt, researchers analyzed data from a population-based, electronic medical database from the Hong Kong Clinical Data Analysis & Reporting System for 25,629 individuals aged 6 to 25 years who received methylphenidate treatment between 2001 and 2015. (Healio, July 31, 2017)..." Full Story


How Do I Know if My Therapy Is Working? (US News & World Report, August 1,2017)

"According to the American Psychological Association, reviews of hundreds of research studies have shown that about 75 percent of people who engage in some form psychotherapy benefit from it. In addition, the average person who receives psychotherapy treatment is better off by the end of treatment than 80 percent of those who don’t receive any such treatment...With several psychotherapy methods to choose from, patients and their physicians often have to explore more than one type of therapy until they find the results they are looking for. So how do patients and doctors know when therapy is working and when it isn’t? (US News & World Report, August 1,2017)..." Full Story


What are the current costs and outcomes related to mental health and substance abuse disorders? (Health System Tracker, July 31, 2017)

"This collection of charts (updated July 31, 2017) explores trends in the prevalence, outcomes, costs, and access to care associated with mental health and substance abuse disorders in the United States and comparably wealthy countries. A related brief offers discussion of data available as of May 5, 2016. (Health System Tracker, July 31, 2017)..." Full Story


Can Sports Help Kids Manage Their ADHD Symptoms? (US News & Health Report, July 31, 2017)

"Researchers from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a study that took a closer look at the role sports plays in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The findings, which were presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in May, noted that people with ADHD were more inclined to gravitate towards team sports versus individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury. (US News & Health Report, July 31, 2017)..." Full Story


What are the best sports for kids with ADHD? (Detroit Free Press, July 31, 2017)

"Getting children involved with sports offers plenty of benefits, including physical exercise, development of social skills and even boosted self-esteem. But do all sports offer the same level of benefit for children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? (Detroit Free Press, July 31, 2017)..." Full Story


How To Help Someone With ADHD When They Are In A Crisis (PsychCentral, July 15, 2017)

"Have you ever seen someone with ADHD in a crisis? Are you wondering how to help them? Do you talk to them? Do you remain silent? This article will answer this particular question. (PsychCentral, July 15, 2017)..." Full Story


The Role of Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care (Psychology Today, July 31, 2017)

"This post highlights one of the lesser known ACA provisions, the patient centered medical home (PCMH), which has a direct impact on mental health care delivery and outcomes...According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), "combining mental health services/expertise with primary care can reduce costs, increase the quality of care, and, ultimately, save lives" ("Integrated Care," 2017)...I reached out to Dr. Corinn Elmore, a pediatric health psychologist at a large military hospital, to get a better idea of what it’s like as a psychologist working in a PCMH. (Psychology Today, July 31, 2017)..." Full Story



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