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    1. Preschool and the Special Needs Child—How to Find the School

      Although there is a lot of pressure on young children to learn to read early, write sooner, and be “more academic” younger, there is not substantial research that supports this pressured exposure as having any long-term benefits. The child’s neurological development determines both physical and cogn

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    2. Integrating Pet Therapy Into Daily School Life

      Bonding between animals and humans has been noted for a long time. Stories abound in literature of the ways that people and their pets have fostered and created valuable relationships. More recently, research has shown a strong impact from the pet relationship in health-related settings. Positive ch

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    3. CDC: Nearly 1 in 10 Kids Has ADHD

      Nov. 10, 2010 -- Nearly one in 10 children in the U.S. has a diagnosis of ADHD, with rates rising by 22% in just four years, government health officials said Wednesday. The CDC estimates that between 2003 and 2007, a million children and teens were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity diso

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    4. ADHD Symptoms Raise Obesity Risk

      Oct. 29, 2010 -- Having ADHD symptoms in childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity later in life, a new study suggests. Symptoms such as problems with impulse control and hyperactivity were strongly linked to obesity in young adulthood, even among children without a diagnosis of ADH

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    5. ADHD May Be Linked to Depression, Suicide

      Oct. 4, 2010 -- Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at ages 4-6 face greater risks for depression and suicide at ages 9-18, and this risk may be more pronounced among girls, a study shows. “The importance of this study is simply that it confirms that ADHD in child

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    6. New Genetic Clues for ADHD

      Sept. 29, 2010 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder and not purely a behavioral problem, say the first researchers to identify rare genetic errors in ADHD kids. People with ADHD have an unusually large number of "copy number variants" or CNVs -- chunks of DNA that a

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    7. Many ADHD Kids Also Have Reading Problems

      Sept. 24, 2010 -- About half of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience problems with reading, according to a new study in Pediatrics. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3% to 5% of children have ADHD, a behavioral disorder marked by difficult

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    8. Pesticides and ADHD: Is There a Link?

      Q. I heard that pesticide exposure may cause ADHD. Should I be worried? A. At least one in 10 American kids has attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, or ADHD. And a recent study published in Pediatrics did find an association between pesticide exposure and ADHD, so there may be a link. Rese

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    9. Talk Therapy May Help Adults With ADHD

      Aug. 24, 2010 -- Adults who take medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from adding cognitive behavioral therapy, a new study says. Doing so may yield better results than using medication alone. Cognitive behavioral therapy appears to significantly reduce symptoms a

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    10. Pesticide Exposure Linked to ADHD Risk

      Aug. 20, 2010 -- Exposure in the womb to pesticides known as organophosphates may increase the chance that children, especially boys, will develop attention problems by age 5, a study shows. The research is published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers followed more than 300 children w

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