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    1. Helping Girls With ADHD Make Friends

      Friendships are an important part of growing up. They help kids learn to work in a group, solve problems and be interested in other people. They even help kids get a better understanding of who they are as individuals. But social skills don't come naturally to all children. Making friends can be par

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    2. ADHD Meds Linked to Psychotic Side Effects

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may raise the risk for psychotic side effects among young patients who have a parent with a history of serious mental illn

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    3. ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience more problems socializing with their peers, which can then contribute to worsening symptoms, a new study from Norway suggests. But the cyc

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    4. ADHD Patients' Brain Scans Showed This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have weaker connections among brain networks that help the mind focus, a new study suggests. Using MRI brain scans from 180 children with and without ADHD, researche

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    5. ADHD and Your Teen's Behavior

      The teen years are a long, natural rite of passage. Childhood intersects with adulthood as kids seek and gain more independence and responsibility. It's a very trying time for any teen -- but especially one who has ADHD. "All of a sudden, they're being asked to handle situations they're probably not

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    6. ADHD and Video Games: Is There a Link?

      Nate is like a lot of kids who have ADHD. Time management and organization skills are a challenge. He has trouble focusing on humdrum tasks like homework, especially math. But when it comes to video games that are full of combat, its mission accomplished for Nate, a 17-year-old high school student i

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    7. Kids With ADHD: At Risk for Risky Behavior?

      The teacher calls you at home to tell you about a playground injury involving your child and another classmate. Or, maybe she doesn't quite believe your child's story about what happened to his classmate's toy. Maybe you notice that some loose change is missing from a jar on the dresser. If you're t

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    8. ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of U.S. children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- with girls and Hispanic children showing the biggest increases of all, a new study shows. Researchers found that in

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    9. ADHD and Middle School: How to Prepare Your Child

      The move from elementary to middle school can be tough for any child, but for children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), it can be harder. Luckily, you can make the move easier so your child is happy and does well in school. “Middle school-aged children face increased complexitie

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    10. ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms. The analysis, published online Nov. 23 in Pediatrics, found that child

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