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  1. Sharing a Diagnosis: When You and Your Child Have ADHD

    Your son or daughter was just diagnosed with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And as you sat there in the office, listening to the doctor tick off the symptoms – the attention problems, the disorganization, the fidgeting – you recognized yourself. Suddenly, you wonder: Could I have

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  2. Getting ADHD Kids Back to School

    For Trish White, 32, and her kids, Joshua, 11, and Elissa, 7, the end of summer means more than just heading back to school. It means getting reacquainted with more structure and routine, adjusting to the demands of homework, and the rigidity of an eight-hour school day -- not to mention the social

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  3. ECG Not Required for Kids With ADHD

    July 30, 2008 -- Before a child goes on stimulant drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, they don't necessarily need to get an electrocardiogram (ECG) to screen for heart problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Heart Association (AHA) say it's "reasonabl

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  4. Minimize School Morning Mayhem for ADHD Children

    Getting any child up and out the door in time for school can be a trying experience, but if a child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this process can make you want to pull your hair out. Think about all that can go wrong: The backpack may not be where it was supposed to be or the

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  5. CDC: About 5% of Kids Have ADHD

    July 23, 2008 -- The CDC today reported that about 5% of U.S. children aged 6-17 have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to their parents. Data came from the parents of almost 23,000 children aged 6-17. The parents were asked, in telephone interviews condu

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  6. FDA OKs Concerta for Adult ADHD

    June 30, 2008 -- The FDA has approved the drug Concerta for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. Concerta isn't a new ADHD drug. The FDA first approved it in 2000 for use in children as young as 6. Concerta may now be used to treat ADHD in adults aged 18-65, ac

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  7. St. John’s Wort May Not Ease ADHD

    June 10, 2008 -- Many parents believe that herbal medicines can help children with ADHD focus better and ease other symptoms. However, a new study shows that in children and teens diagnosed with ADHD, taking St. John’s wort was no better than taking a placebo pill. Attention deficit hyperactivity di

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  8. Adults With ADHD Miss More Workdays

    May 27, 2008 -- Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) work 22 fewer workdays than their co-workers without the condition, according to a new study. The total takes into account days absent and days of low productivity. "When you compare these people to other people of the same

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  9. Experts Revisit Food Additives and ADHD

    May 22, 2008 -- The notion that artificial colors and preservatives in foods may play a role in hyperactivity has been largely dismissed within conventional medicine, but there are signs that this is beginning to change. In a newly published editorial appearing in BMJ, pediatrics professor Andrew Ke

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  10. Adult ADHD Underdiagnosed?

    May 6, 2008 (Washington) -- The criteria used to diagnose adult ADHD are outdated, and as a result, many cases could be missed or misdiagnosed, researchers say. The problem, says James J. McGough, MD, is that the criteria are based in large part on diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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