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  1. ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Whether drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder boost the risk of heart conditions in children remains a subject of concern. Now, research from Denmark suggests medications such as Ritalin and Concert

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  2. Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to try and abuse drugs, a new analysis finds. However, that does not mean that the medications that are prescribed to

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  3. No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not increase the risk of suicide attempts or suicide, and may actually provide a protective effect, a new study suggests. Prior research had hinted tha

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  4. ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults

    Everyone takes risks now and then. But if you have ADHD and it’s not being treated, risky behavior can be more the norm. That can interfere with jobs, relationships -- life in general. People with ADHD often have “a serious impulse control problem,” says Russell A. Barkley, PhD. He's a clinical prof

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  5. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? There are clues at every age. But symptoms vary, and only an expert can say for sure.   ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are three types of it:  Hyperactivity-impulsivity Inattention A combination of both Each has differ

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  6. Treating Adult ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood condition that can last into adulthood in about one-third of cases. If you've been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, chances are good that your doctor has prescribed a medication -- typically a stimulant -- and suggested cognitive behavio

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  7. Kids With ADHD May Also Have Family Troubles

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research indicates that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may be more likely to be part of families that are affected by poverty, divorce, neighborhood violence and substance abuse. "Our findings su

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  8. Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost one in five Ivy League college students acknowledge they've used stimulants to perform better in school even though they haven't been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study shows.

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  9. Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are nearly three times more likely to have language problems than kids without ADHD, according to new research. And those language difficulties can have far-reach

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  10. ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to gain more weight than their peers as they enter their teen years, a new study finds. The weight differences seem to be most pronounced for k

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