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    1. ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new British study suggests that attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may often develop in the young adult years. Researchers at Kings College London looked at long-term data from 2,200 British twins. They

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    2. For ADHD, Start With Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. "Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve sy

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    3. Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Commonly prescribed drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect bone density, a new study says. Researchers found that young people who take stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin

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    4. Alcohol and ADHD Medication

      If you take medication for your ADHD, you may wonder whether or not you can drink alcohol. And if it's okay, how much can you safely have? There's no official recommendation, because not enough research has been done. But some doctors think a drink or two is all right for some people under certain c

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    5. Could Adults' Expectations Up Kids' ADHD Rates?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest. Reporting in the Feb. 22 issue of JAMA Pedia

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    6. Behavioral Therapy First for ADHD Treatment?

      Feb. 18, 2016 -- Behavioral therapy should be used before medication in treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. One paper found that children's ADHD problems improve faster when their first therapy is behavioral -- such as being taught basic

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    7. Why Are ADHD Medicines Controlled Substances?

      If you’re taking medicine for ADHD, what you’re taking likely is a controlled substance. That means that the federal government regulates how the drug is made, prescribed, and dispensed. There are also extra security measures to guard against abuse. “This affects the way you get and fill your prescr

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    8. Parents' Criticism Tied to Persistent ADHD in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests. In many cases, AD

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    9. ADHD May Be Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them. In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found t

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    10. Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

      By Caroline Miller We hear it from frustrated parents: Why is it that my child, who finds it almost impossible to stay in his chair and focus on the lesson at school, can nonetheless sit in front of a video screen, transfixed, for hours? He fits all the criteria for ADHD—except when he's playing vid

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