[adhdalert] Week of March 1st, 1999 - News Alert
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T O P S T O R Y________________________________________
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, CNS stimulants and sport.
CNS stimulant medication such as Ritalin used in the management of
ADHD is not permitted for use in competition by the International
Olympic Committee (IOC). Fine motor coordination and balance are
improved after methylphenidate administration. Stimulant medication for
atheletes with ADHD may provide an unfair advantage in competition.
B O O K N E W S_________________________________________
ADHD Rating Scale-IV: Checklists, Norms, & Clinical Interpretation
by George J. Dupaul, Robert Reid, Arthur D. Anastopoulos
A rating scale for diagnosing ADHD in children and adolescents
and for assessing treatment response. Contains 18 items linked
directly to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Includes a
parent questionnaire on home behaviors (one in English, one in
Spanish), and a teacher questionnaire on classroom behaviors.
Pages are formatted for easy photocopying, and permission
to reproduce the scale as often as needed.
This manual includes:
-Scoring profiles for boys and girls aged 5-17
-Nationally representative norms for both parent and teacher ratings
-Factor analysis data and findings on reliability and validity
-Clinical interpretation guidelines for screening and diagnosis
-Clinical interpretation guidelines for treatment evaluation
T H I S W E E K 'S
T O P A R T I C L E S______________________________________
ADHD: a practical scale for pediatricians.
Self-Report of ADHD in Adolescents.
Children facing the death of parents at a younger age</a>
ADD drug infiltrates playgrounds
Patterns of Parent-Reported Problems Indicative in Autism.
Babies can talk at six months, research reveals
Parenting boils down to power balance
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