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    1. Study Links Low Iron to ADHD

      Dec. 17, 2004 -- A study suggests that iron deficiency may contribute to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Researchers from France also say children with ADHD and iron deficiencies exhibit more severe symptoms. Investigators suggest that iron supplementation may benefit ch

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    2. Warning Added to ADHD Drug Strattera

      Dec. 17, 2004 -- Eli Lilly and Company announced today that it has added a warning to Strattera, an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication. Lilly says Strattera should be stopped in patients with signs of jaundice -- yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. Jaundice is a sign

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    3. Brain Changes Seen in Kids With ADHD

      Nov. 29, 2004 (Chicago) -- Researchers say that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a disruption or disturbance in brain circuitry, a problem that may now be seen using brain imaging techniques. Those same images are providing evidence that using drugs like Ritalin to

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    4. Relationship Problems Common With ADHD

      Nov. 1, 2004 -- New research shows that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families face special challenges that reach far beyond the classroom. Kids with ADHD in the study had more emotional and mental problems than their non-ADHD peers, and family relationships

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    5. Sleep Disorders, Attention Problems Linked

      Oct. 25, 2004 -- Sleep disorders are associated with numerous health consequences, now a new study shows that a link may exist between sleep difficulties and attention deficit disorder in adults. People with sleep disorders may also have mood disorders, neuromuscular diseases, and other problems, ac

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    6. Study Confirms ADHD Is More Common in Boys

      Sept. 15, 2004 -- Boys are three times more likely than girls to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but having well-educated parents lowers the risk, according to findings from one of the strongest studies ever to access early life risk factors for ADHD. Mayo Clinic researchers

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    7. ADHD Costs Adults $77 Billion in Lost Income

      Sept. 9, 2004 (New York) -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) not only affects adults' mental health, but it may also hurt their wallets. A new study suggests that adult ADHD is responsible for an estimated $77 billion in lost household income in the U.S. each year. With the economic b

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    8. Nature Helps Fight ADHD

      Aug. 27, 2004 -- Getting back to nature may help children cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Spending time in "green" settings reduced ADHD symptoms in a national study of children aged 5 to 18. The study was done by Frances Kuo, PhD, and Andrea Faber Taylor, PhD, of the Univ

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    9. New Drug Approved for Treating Adult ADHD

      Aug. 13, 2004 -- A drug already used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children has now been approved for adults. This week, the FDA approved Adderall XR to treat adults who suffer from the disorder. Researchers say it's the first stimulant ADHD medication to be specificall

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    10. Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising Among ADHD Kids

      Aug. 2, 2004 -- A growing number of children with behavioral problems, such as ADHD, are being treated with new antipsychotic medications that haven't been well-studied or proven to work safely in children, according to a new study. Researchers found the proportion of children on TennCare, Tennessee

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