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  1. Young People and Antipsychotics for ADHD

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though the medications aren't approved to treat two disorders -- ADHD and depression -- they are commonly used for, a

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  2. Sleep and Adult ADHD

    Everyone wants to get a good night's sleep. But when you have ADHD, it can be a challenge. Sleep problems often go hand in hand with ADHD. And when you don't sleep well, you can have more trouble with your focus. First, work with your doctor to find and treat any problems outside of your ADHD that m

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  3. Adult ADHD: Tips to Curb Impulsive Speech

    When you have ADHD, it may feel like you can’t help what you’re going to say. Talking impulsively is a symptom, but there are ways to keep yourself in check and avoid embarrassment. With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on

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  4. Do Girls Get ADHD?

    Mary Adams, a 13-year-old from Orange County, CA, has always struggled in school. She’s shy, quiet, and often daydreams in class. Whether doing math homework or reading a novel, she needs double the time of her peers. But for many years, her teachers didn’t notice she was falling behind. “They said,

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  5. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child Needs to Master

    Most adults take life skills for granted. You know when to wake up for work, when to take medication, and how to balance your checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can be huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and prioritize than the

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  6. Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence -- but not proof -- of a link between a commonly used household pesticide and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young teens, according to a new study. Specifically, research

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  7. ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives

    Are you thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from your child’s diet to try to improve ADHD symptoms? It can be a challenge. Will it work? Will your child even eat the foods that are part of his new diet? Before you give it a try, you should know a few things about the link between food co

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  8. Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eye training or other vision therapies will not treat dyslexia in children, say researchers who found normal vision among most children with the learning disability. The findings confirm what eye doctors have known for a long

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  9. 8 Tips to Pick a School for Your Child With ADHD

    From kindergarten through grade 12, the average American student spends 2,340 days in school. That's a lot of time! No wonder you want to pick a positive place for your child to learn. School can also be a major factor in the long-term success of a child with ADHD. Whether you’re looking for the rig

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  10. CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 children and teens has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new government report. That number has remained relatively steady since 2007, according to government esti

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