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    1. ADHD in Children Is on the Rise

      Aug. 18, 2011 -- The percentage of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen from 6.9% to 9% in the past decade, a CDC study shows. The study suggests the increase may be influenced by racial, ethnic, and economic factors. The report is published in the Nation

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    2. Kids With ADHD Have Trouble Expressing Themselves in Writing

      Aug. 22, 2011 -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have trouble expressing themselves in writing than children who do not have the disorder, a new study finds. As many as 9% of children aged 5 to 19 have ADHD, according to the most recent estimates from

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    3. Crossing the Street May Be Riskier for ADHD Kids

      July 25, 2011 -- Mom always said to look both ways before crossing the street, and this is still great safety advice, but it may not be sufficient for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These children are at increased risk of being struck by a car when crossing the street

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    4. Childhood ADHD Linked to Later Risk of Drug Abuse

      June 1, 2011 -- Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of cigarette smoking and drug and alcohol abuse problems in early adulthood, a study shows. The study is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry . Researchers found

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    5. Study: Heart Risk Low for Kids on ADHD Drugs

      May 16, 2011 -- Children who take Adderall, Ritalin, Strattera, or other drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are no more likely to die from cardiovascular causes as other children, a new study finds. When researchers compared cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke,

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    6. Drug Combo May Help Treat Kids With ADHD

      May 11, 2011 -- Combining an extended-release version of the blood pressure pill clonidine with a stimulant may benefit children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are not getting adequate relief from stimulants alone, according to a new study. As many as 5% of children and adu

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    7. Study: Many With ADHD Can’t Control Emotions

      May 6, 2011 -- More than half of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have trouble regulating their emotions, and that difficulty may be passed through families, a new study shows. Researchers are calling this cluster of symptoms deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR)

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    8. ADHD: Genetic Mutation May Be Key

      April 18, 2011 - A single-letter change in the DNA code may spell ADHD, Korean researchers report. ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- makes it very hard for about 5% of school-aged children to learn. Kids with ADHD are impulsive and can't sit still. They can't focus their attention

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    9. Study: ADHD Linked to Preterm Birth

      April 18, 2011 -- Researchers studying more than a million children in Sweden have found that babies who are born prematurely have an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their school years, even when they are compared with their full-term siblings. The ris

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    10. Strattera May Treat ADHD in Some Young Kids

      March 21, 2011 -- The non-stimulant ADHD drug Strattera (atomextine) is approved for children aged 6 and older, but until now little was known about how this medication affects children younger than 6. In a new eight-week study of 101 children aged 5 to 6 with ADHD, the drug was safe and reduced som

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