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  1. ADHD and Texting Double Trouble for Teen Drivers

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are worse drivers than their peers who don't have ADHD and texting only compounds their problems on the road, a new study shows. What's more, texting behind the wheel is so di

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  2. Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research. The study of nearly 150 boys found that those with an autism sp

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  3. How to Handle Behavior Problems in Kids With ADHD

    You may not be in the classroom when your child acts up or tunes out, but you can still help. A good relationship with your child's teacher, along with planning and practice at home, can turn around behavior problems at school. Your kid will be a lot happier, and so will you and their teacher. If yo

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  4. How Sports Can Help Kids With ADHD

    Sports are a key part of many children's lives. There's no reason they shouldn't be for kids with ADHD as well. Although little research has been done on the subject, doctors often field parents' questions about the benefits of sports for their kids with ADHD. The answer? Get in the game. Sports and

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  5. FDA Approves Brain Test for ADHD

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first brain test that could help doctors diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using biological evidence, and not just the results of psychiatric evaluations. The device, called the NEBA System, is a 20-minute test that

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

    Are you considering giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from ADHD medications?  It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth (some ADHD drugs may slow a child's height gains). Then again, a so-called medication vacation may unleash the v

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  7. ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives

    If your child has ADHD, you may be thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from their diet, in case it helps their ADHD symptoms. Is it true? Will they eat foods without them? Before you give it a try, you should know a few things about the link between food colorings and ADHD. The possible

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  8. Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study, which is published online June 24 and in the

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  9. How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin activates specific areas of the brain in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mimicking the brain activity of children without the condition, a new review says. "This suggests that Ritalin

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  10. ADHD Meds May Not Up Drug Abuse Risk in Adulthood

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children taking stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don't face a greater risk of becoming drug addicts in adulthood, researchers report. Whether or not these medications (such as Ritalin or Ad

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