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  1. Consumers Union: ADHD Drugs Overprescribed

    Sept. 27, 2005 -- Stimulant drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in millions of American children are effective but are probably being prescribed to many youths who do not have the disorder, concludes a report by Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Th

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  2. ADHD Drugs: Adult Use Doubled in 4 Years

    Sept. 16, 2005 -- The number of adults taking prescription drugs to treat ADHD more than doubled from 2000 to 2004, and women account for much of that growth, a new report shows. The report comes from Medco Health Solutions, which manages prescription drug benefit programs. Medco analysts reviewed p

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  3. New Numbers on ADHD in U.S. Kids

    Sept. 1, 2005 -- A new CDC report shows how common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become in the U.S. Data came from the parents of more than 102,000 kids. The findings: About 4.4 million kids had ever been diagnosed with ADHD. More than half of those kids (56%, or 2.5 million ki

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  4. Ritalin May Slow Growth in Some

    Aug. 5, 2005 -- Although Ritalin has been used for four decades to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are still many unanswered questions about its impact on growth, a newly published review concludes. Researchers analyzed 29 studies that included information

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  5. Smoking During Pregnancy May Double ADHD Risk

    Aug. 2, 2005 -- Women who smoke during pregnancy may be twice as likely to give birth to a child with behavioral problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A new study shows that smoking during pregnancy doubled the risk of having a child with ADHD or other behavioral disorders t

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  6. Workplace May Overwhelm Adults With ADHD

    May 26, 2005 (Atlanta) -- Plagued by hyperactivity and restlessness, adult victims of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder often have significant difficulties getting the job done, according to the first study to simulate their performance in the workplace. "They have difficulty with many of the

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  7. Adult ADHD Sufferers Face Lost Income, Jobs

    May 25, 2005 (Atlanta) -- If the jitters, short attention span, and the impulsivity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sound like a recipe for job disaster, you're probably right. Adult ADHD victims suffer an average of $10,000 a year in lost income -- adding up to a staggering $77 b

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  8. Teenage Girls With ADHD Act Out

    May 24, 2005 (Atlanta) -- Teenage girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are much more likely to act out, suffer depression, and smoke than adolescents without the condition. A new study -- which may offer the best snapshot to date of teenage girls with ADHD -- portrays a group t

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  9. Combined ADHD Treatment Lowers Need for Drugs

    May 11, 2005 -- Most kids who are treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take stimulant medications, but new research suggests that the need for these drugs can be reduced dramatically in those who get behavioral therapy as well. When the two approaches were combined, the amount of med

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  10. ADHD -- Not Just for Boys

    Are you always running late? Frequently losing your keys? Not sleeping well? You may think you're just disorganized, but there's a good chance you're suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also called attention deficit disorder (ADD). The condition is a behavior disorder tha

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