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  1. ADHD Drugs: Hallucinations Not Uncommon

    Jan. 26, 2009 -- Treatment-related hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more common than previously thought, FDA officials report in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. In an earlier investigation, FDA researchers

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  2. ADHD Drugs Don't Cause Genetic Damage

    Nov. 19, 2008 -- Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta do not appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new government-funded study concludes. The findings should reassure parents concerned that the stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD ma

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  3. Divorce More Likely in ADHD Families?

    Oct. 24, 2008 -- Married couples who have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is age 8 than are couples who do not have children affected by the disorder, according to a new study. "We've known that ADHD kids can be

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  4. 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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  5. Adult ADHD Therapy: Finding the Right Therapist

    For adults with ADHD, the standard treatment is medication. But experts say that ADHD therapy -- and other psychosocial treatments -- can play a key role alongside drugs. “I think for many adults with ADHD, therapy is essential,” says David W. Goodman MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Joh

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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