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  1. ADHD or Not? Why a Diagnosis Matters

    For many children with ADHD, a call from a teacher was the first time their parents started discussing the possibility of ADHD. "The vast majority of cases are brought to the attention of parents by educators, either at the preschool level or elementary school level," says George DuPaul, PhD, of Leh

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  2. Disciplining a Child With ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, should you use different tactics to discipline him than you'd use with your other children?  The answer might surprise you.  "ADHD is a challenge, not necessarily an excuse for kids," says Steven L. Pastyrnak, PhD, division chief of pediatric psychology at the Helen DeVos Chi

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  3. Acne-ADHD Link?

    March 22, 2012 (San Diego) -- Could acne be a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Yes, says a Canadian psychiatrist whose study shows that people with acne are substantially more likely to have ADHD than people with other skin problems. “Acne patients should be screened for ADHD

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  4. Immaturity Mistaken for ADHD?

    March 5, 2012 -- Children who are younger than their classmates are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study raises new concerns that some children who are simply immature (compared to their classroom peers) may be misdiagnosed a

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  5. Is There an ADHD Diet?

    Jan. 9, 2012 -- There isn’t a specific diet or magic vitamin that will curb hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and other symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but steering clear of certain unhealthy foods may make a difference, a new review shows. Foods that may predispose a child

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  6. ADHD Drug Shortages: Why?

    Jan. 3, 2012 -- Many popular ADHD medications have been in short supply, particularly less-expensive generics. That's no surprise to people who've gone from pharmacy to pharmacy trying to fill their child's prescription -- or to those who've had to pay high prices for brand-name drugs to treat ADHD

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  7. ADHD Drugs Not Linked to Increased Heart Risks in Adults

    Dec. 12, 2011 -- A study of 150,000 adults taking drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) found no conclusive evidence that the medications increase the risk for heart attack, stroke, or sudden death from heart-related causes. The research, published online Monday in the Journal of

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  8. Kids With ADHD Have Distinct Brain Patterns

    Nov. 28, 2011 (Chicago) -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) process visual information differently than children without the disorder, preliminary research shows. By finding distinct patterns of activity in the brains of children with ADHD, researchers hope to someday de

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  9. Tips to Reduce the Side Effects of ADHD Medications

    For many children, ADHD medications curb restlessness, impulsivity, and inattention well enough for them to flourish at home, school, and on the playground. But the drugs can also prompt common side effects, such as low appetite, stomach pain, or sleep problems. In rare and serious cases, they can c

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  10. Study: ADHD Drugs Likely Do Not Boost Heart Risk

    Nov. 1, 2011 -- Medicines to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) do not seem to substantially increase the risk of serious heart problems or stroke in children and young adults. That’s the finding of a new study that included more than a million people. When looking at the populati

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