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  1. Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism, and Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may all share common genetic risk factors, a new study says. In this largest study of its kind, researchers spott

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  2. Parents’ Depression, Violence Tied to ADHD in Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner violence may be more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the age of 6, new research suggests. And young children with depressed mo

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  3. Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents pursue costly and time-consuming treatments to help their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Now, a new study finds little evidence that non-drug interventions reduce key symptoms of ADHD. A multinational team of experts identi

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  4. ADHD Rises by Almost 25% in 1 Decade

    Jan. 21, 2013 -- The number of children with ADHD is rising rapidly, according to a study of more than 840,000 California children. While the research findings echo those of nationwide studies, the new study is stronger than some other studies, says researcher Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, a scientist at

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  5. Teen ADHD May Raise Risk for Adult Problems

    Dec. 10 2012 -- Teens diagnosed with ADHD are likely to have an array of issues as adults, including problems with physical and mental health, work, and finances, according to new research. ''ADHD in adolescence has long-lasting effects on adjusting to the vicissitudes of life and is associated with

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  6. Can ADHD Drugs Help Keep People Law-Abiding?

    Nov. 21, 2012 -- People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are taking medication to help control the symptoms of this illness may be less likely to commit crimes, a new Swedish study suggests. ADHD symptoms include: Impulsiveness Hyperactivity Difficulty paying attention Previo

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  7. Limit Fish While Pregnant? Study Questions Advice

    Oct. 8, 2012 -- Pregnant women are told to limit how much fish they eat because many fish are tainted by mercury, which may harm a baby’s brain. But a new study suggests that advice may be flawed. The study found that children born to women who ate more than two servings of fish a week during pregna

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  8. Kids Exposed to Mercury, Lead at Risk for ADHD

    Sept. 21, 2012 -- Young children exposed to certain heavy metals are at higher risk for problems with attention and behavior later in life, a new study shows. The study followed nearly 300 Inuit children who were born in northern Quebec, Canada. One of the main sources of protein in the Inuit diet i

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  9. Early Medication May Help Grades in Kids With ADHD

    June 25, 2012 -- Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, struggle in school. Their wandering concentration makes it tough to follow directions, absorb lessons, and finish homework. Now, new research may offer a partial solution. The large new study funded by the government of Ic

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  10. ADHD and Video Games

    Getting sucked into a video game is easy. For kids and adults with ADHD, turning that game off can be quite difficult. Video games offer players intense, often relentless action, constant rewards, competition, and thrilling stories -- just the type of stimuli that the ADHD brain craves, and which it

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