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    1. How ADHD Is Different for Girls

      When you picture a child with ADHD, a few images may come to mind: A kid who doesn’t ever seem to sit still. A child who can’t stop interrupting the teacher or goofing off in class. A C- and D-student who never manages to finish a single homework assignment. Symptoms like these are easy to spot, but

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    2. ADHD in Preschool Kids

      How early is too early to tell if your toddler or preschooler might have ADHD? Most children aren’t checked for ADHD until they’re school age, but kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed, according to guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). At that age, many kids are active and impul

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    3. Disciplining a Child With ADHD

      If your child has ADHD, should you discipline him in a different way than with your other children? The answer might surprise you. "ADHD is a challenge, not necessarily an excuse for kids," says Steven L. Pastyrnak, PhD, of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan. Still, you might need to be

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    4. Should Your Child Try Neurofeedback for ADHD?

      You may have heard of "brain training" to boost intelligence or memory. If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there's a type of brain training some researchers think may improve focus and help other ADHD symptoms too. It's called neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback. Electro

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    5. What's the Right ADHD Medication for Your Child?

      When Wendy's pediatrician first suggested she have her son tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), the Florida mom was skeptical. He was 7, and he didn't bounce off the walls or misbehave like other children she knew with the disorder. But his teachers were concerned about his in

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    6. ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Take One?

      Are you thinking about giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from his ADHD medications? It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth. (Some ADHD drugs may slow this.) Then again, a medication vacation may unleash the very behaviors that ha

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    7. Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some workaholics may be prone to mental health disorders, compared to folks with greater work-life balance, new research suggests. These disorders may include anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obses

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    8. Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports a claim parents have long made about children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- kids with ADHD don't sleep as well as other kids. "Children with ADHD have huge sleep problems," said

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    9. ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin, a popular drug for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), might increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm shortly after a young person starts taking it, a new study suggests. Children an

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    10. Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle ha

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