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  1. Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents pursue costly and time-consuming treatments to help their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Now, a new study finds little evidence that non-drug interventions reduce key symptoms of ADHD. A multinational team of experts identi

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  2. ADHD Rises by Almost 25% in 1 Decade

    Jan. 21, 2013 -- The number of children with ADHD is rising rapidly, according to a study of more than 840,000 California children. While the research findings echo those of nationwide studies, the new study is stronger than some other studies, says researcher Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, a scientist at

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  3. Teen ADHD May Raise Risk for Adult Problems

    Dec. 10 2012 -- Teens diagnosed with ADHD are likely to have an array of issues as adults, including problems with physical and mental health, work, and finances, according to new research. ''ADHD in adolescence has long-lasting effects on adjusting to the vicissitudes of life and is associated with

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  4. Yes, Girls Get ADHD, Too

    Neil Peterson, a transportation specialist in Seattle, knew something was "not quite right" with his bright, sociable daughter Kelsey when she was in elementary school. "It took her so long to learn to read," Peterson says. "She was not hyperactive, but she had tremendous distractibility and an inab

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  5. Are Children With ADHD Gifted?

    Kids with ADHD have "gifts" -- and by helping them develop these gifts, parents give their children more control of problem behaviors, a child psychologist argues in her popular book. In The Gift of ADHD, child psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, tells parents not to focus on the disturbing words "de

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  6. Teens, ADHD, and Risky Behavior

    When teens with ADHD take reckless risks, their parents are understandably upset. But grounding the teen or yanking his driver's license can backfire. "The challenge is not to prevent a kid with ADD from doing anything else that any other adolescent would do," says UCLA pyschiatry professor Mark DeA

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  7. Can ADHD Drugs Help Keep People Law-Abiding?

    Nov. 21, 2012 -- People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are taking medication to help control the symptoms of this illness may be less likely to commit crimes, a new Swedish study suggests. ADHD symptoms include: Impulsiveness Hyperactivity Difficulty paying attention Previo

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  8. When Someone Questions Your Child's ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, you've likely run into people who doubt that ADHD is real, tell you that all your child really needs is a firmer hand, and, whether they mean to or not, question your skills as a parent. If it's coming from someone you're not that close to and it's really not their business,

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  9. Limit Fish While Pregnant? Study Questions Advice

    Oct. 8, 2012 -- Pregnant women are told to limit how much fish they eat because many fish are tainted by mercury, which may harm a baby’s brain. But a new study suggests that advice may be flawed. The study found that children born to women who ate more than two servings of fish a week during pregna

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  10. Kids Exposed to Mercury, Lead at Risk for ADHD

    Sept. 21, 2012 -- Young children exposed to certain heavy metals are at higher risk for problems with attention and behavior later in life, a new study shows. The study followed nearly 300 Inuit children who were born in northern Quebec, Canada. One of the main sources of protein in the Inuit diet i

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