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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. ADHD or Not? Why a Diagnosis Matters

      For many children with ADHD, a call from a teacher was the first time their parents started discussing the possibility of ADHD. "The vast majority of cases are brought to the attention of parents by educators, either at the preschool level or elementary school level," says George DuPaul, PhD, of Leh

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    9. Acne-ADHD Link?

      March 22, 2012 (San Diego) -- Could acne be a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Yes, says a Canadian psychiatrist whose study shows that people with acne are substantially more likely to have ADHD than people with other skin problems. “Acne patients should be screened for ADHD

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    10. Immaturity Mistaken for ADHD?

      March 5, 2012 -- Children who are younger than their classmates are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study raises new concerns that some children who are simply immature (compared to their classroom peers) may be misdiagnosed a

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