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    1. ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids

      By James Bernstein HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While a higher percentage of black children show the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than white kids, they are less likely to be diagnosed or treated for the disorder, researchers report. The

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    2. Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's ADHD Odds?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An unhealthy diet during pregnancy could influence a child's risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study warns. Researchers found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet can affect the function of a g

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    3. Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite concerns that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in teens. The

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    4. ADHD Common in Students Misusing Stimulant Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- College students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other psychiatric problems, a new study shows. The study also found that immediate-release stimulants a

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    5. Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often worry that their children who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for substance abuse later. Now, a surprising new study finds that risk was actual

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    6. Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a small new study suggests. The research included 32 young men who hadn't been

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    7. How ADHD Is Different for Girls

      When you picture a child with ADHD, a few images may come to mind: A kid who doesn’t ever seem to sit still. A child who can’t stop interrupting the teacher or goofing off in class. A C- and D-student who never manages to finish a single homework assignment. Symptoms like these are easy to spot, but

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    8. When Your Child's ADHD Affects You as a Couple

      It takes a lot of work to keep a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner. That can be even more of a challenge when you have a child with ADHD. "Anytime you have a child with a condition like ADHD that impacts his ability to socialize, to follow rules, to learn, and listen, it impacts your

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    9. 6 Parenting Tips for Raising Kids With ADHD

      When Hal Meyer learned that his son, 5, had ADHD, he couldn’t believe it. When his child was at school, “He was rambunctious, he couldn’t stay in his seat, he was going around, helping everybody,” Meyer recalls. But to him and his wife, these were signs of brightness and curiosity, not symptoms of i

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    10. 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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