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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Early Medication May Help Grades in Kids With ADHD

    June 25, 2012 -- Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, struggle in school. Their wandering concentration makes it tough to follow directions, absorb lessons, and finish homework. Now, new research may offer a partial solution. The large new study funded by the government of Ic

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  8. ADHD and Video Games

    Getting sucked into a video game is easy. For kids and adults with ADHD, turning that game off can be quite difficult. Video games offer players intense, often relentless action, constant rewards, competition, and thrilling stories -- just the type of stimuli that the ADHD brain craves, and which it

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  9. Aging and ADHD

    ADHD doesn't just affect kids or young adults. If you're an older adult who often feels distracted and disorganized and struggles to complete tasks, it may be worth finding out if you've been living with undiagnosed ADHD. "I have patients in their 50s, 60s, and early 70s who were never diagnosed bef

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  10. When It's Not Just ADHD

    If your child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- a common disorder that makes it difficult to pay attention, stay focused, or control behavior -- your lives can change: Your child will need medication, regular doctor visits, and therapy. You may also need to learn d

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