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ADHD in the News 11-24-16

AAP: Kids Need Better Access to Mental Health Services (MedPage Today, November 23, 2016)

"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... (MedPage Today, November 23, 2016)..." Full Story

 

Talking to Parents About Behavioral Treatment for ADHD (Medscape, November 21, 2016)

"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. (Medscape, November 21, 2016)..." Full Story

 

Musical training creates new brain connections in children (ScienceDaily, November 21, 2016)

"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). (ScienceDaily, November 21, 2016)..." Full Story

 

ADHD in women: A lifetime of frustration, its cause easily missed (Philly.com, November 20, 2016)

"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. (Philly.com, November 20, 2016)..." Full Story

 

How parents of kids with ADHD can prepare to teacher conferences (Daily Herald, November 11, 2016)

"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: (Daily Herald, November 11, 2016)..." Full Story

 

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment results improved when teens stopped smoking, researcher finds (ScienceDaily, November 21, 2016)

"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. (ScienceDaily, November 21, 2016)..." Full Story

 

     


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