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    1. Pesticide Exposure Linked to ADHD Risk

      Aug. 20, 2010 -- Exposure in the womb to pesticides known as organophosphates may increase the chance that children, especially boys, will develop attention problems by age 5, a study shows. The research is published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers followed more than 300 children w

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    2. Immaturity Mistaken for ADHD?

      Aug. 19, 2010 -- If your child is the youngest in the class and has a diagnosis of ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, marked by inattention and impulsiveness -- it may be a mistake, researchers say. What is actually immaturity may be mislabeled as ADHD, according to new studies. ''It'

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    3. Structured Homework Strategy Helps ADHD Kids

      Aug. 16, 2010 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and homework problems often go together. Now, a simple and structured approach to doing homework appears to cut homework problems by more than half, according to a new study. ''The drop in the problems related to homework were very dra

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    4. Most Kids With ADHD Take Medication

      July 20, 2010 -- More than 80% of children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take prescription medications at some point to treat their symptoms, according to a new nationwide survey of parents by Consumer Reports Health. Among the survey's major findings: 67% of parent

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    5. Pesticides May Raise Kids' Risk of ADHD

      May 17, 2010 -- Relatively low-level exposure to common pesticides -- probably from residues on foods -- doubles kids' risk of ADHD, Harvard researchers find. The findings come from a nationally representative sample of 1,139 U.S. kids aged 8 to 15 who were tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperac

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    6. New Gene Linked to ADHD

      Feb. 16, 2010 -- A newly discovered genetic link may offer new information on the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as help determine who might best respond to treatment. Researchers have found that a genetic variant on the latrophilin 3 gene (LPHN3) is associated wit

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    7. Lead, Tobacco Exposure Linked to ADHD

      Nov. 23, 2009 -- Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and childhood exposure to lead are linked to increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, a new study shows. The study is published in the December issue of Pediatrics. Researchers led by Tanya E. Froehlich, MD, MS

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    8. Diagnosing ADHD: Teacher Input Overlooked?

      Oct. 21, 2009 -- Pediatricians are most often involved in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, but many do not get recommended input from teachers before rendering a diagnosis, Consumer Reports says in a parent survey about their children with ADHD. The survey of pa

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    9. ADHD Tied to Brain's Reward Pathway

      Sept. 8, 2009 -- A problem in the brain's reward center may be behind symptoms like inattention associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). New research suggests this dysfunction in the brain's reward pathway interferes with how people experience reward and motivation. Dopamine

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    10. ADHD Drug Abuse Rising Among Teens

      Aug. 24, 2009 -- The abuse of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs by teenagers is growing, according to a new study. Researchers found calls to poison control centers for adolescent ADHD prescription drug abuse increased out of proportion to other poison center calls in recent year

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