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    1. Study: Heart Risk Low for Kids on ADHD Drugs

      May 16, 2011 -- Children who take Adderall, Ritalin, Strattera, or other drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are no more likely to die from cardiovascular causes as other children, a new study finds. When researchers compared cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke,

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    2. Drug Combo May Help Treat Kids With ADHD

      May 11, 2011 -- Combining an extended-release version of the blood pressure pill clonidine with a stimulant may benefit children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are not getting adequate relief from stimulants alone, according to a new study. As many as 5% of children and adu

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    3. Study: Many With ADHD Can’t Control Emotions

      May 6, 2011 -- More than half of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have trouble regulating their emotions, and that difficulty may be passed through families, a new study shows. Researchers are calling this cluster of symptoms deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR)

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    4. ADHD: Genetic Mutation May Be Key

      April 18, 2011 - A single-letter change in the DNA code may spell ADHD, Korean researchers report. ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- makes it very hard for about 5% of school-aged children to learn. Kids with ADHD are impulsive and can't sit still. They can't focus their attention

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    5. Study: ADHD Linked to Preterm Birth

      April 18, 2011 -- Researchers studying more than a million children in Sweden have found that babies who are born prematurely have an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their school years, even when they are compared with their full-term siblings. The ris

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    6. Strattera May Treat ADHD in Some Young Kids

      March 21, 2011 -- The non-stimulant ADHD drug Strattera (atomextine) is approved for children aged 6 and older, but until now little was known about how this medication affects children younger than 6. In a new eight-week study of 101 children aged 5 to 6 with ADHD, the drug was safe and reduced som

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    7. ADHD May Boost Creativity in Adults

      March 15, 2011 -- An attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis can make many aspects of learning more challenging for children and teens, but some adults with ADHD show signs of enhanced creativity, a study suggests. ADHD is a behavioral disorder characterized by difficulty focusing,

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    8. Hand Movements May Offer ADHD Hints

      Feb. 14, 2011 -- Two studies measuring children’s ability to control impulsive hand movements may reveal clues about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. In the first study, researchers measured mirror hand movements in 25 boys and girls aged 8-13 with ADHD and 25 children without t

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    9. Kids With ADHD Often Have Other Problems

      Feb. 7, 2011 -- Unfocused, hyperactive children are often dealing with a host of other problems that hinder their progress in school and hurt their relationships, a new study finds. The research, published in the March issue of Pediatrics, finds that nearly 70% of children diagnosed with attention d

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    10. Study: ADHD Diet Helps Reduce Symptoms

      Feb. 3, 2011 -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be offered a special ADHD diet to see if eliminating certain foods might reduce their symptoms, Dutch researchers say. The diet studied, known as the restricted elimination diet (RED), can work, the researchers say,

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