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    1. Could Adults' Expectations Up Kids' ADHD Rates?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have risen globally, and adults' unreasonable expectations of young children could be one reason why, researchers suggest. Reporting in the Feb. 22 issue of JAMA Pedia

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    2. Behavioral Therapy First for ADHD Treatment?

      Feb. 18, 2016 -- Behavioral therapy should be used before medication in treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. One paper found that children's ADHD problems improve faster when their first therapy is behavioral -- such as being taught basic

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    3. Parents' Criticism Tied to Persistent ADHD in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant criticism from parents reduces the likelihood that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will have fewer symptoms by the time they reach their teens, a new study suggests. In many cases, AD

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    4. Why Are ADHD Medicines Controlled Substances?

      If you’re taking medicine for ADHD, what you’re taking likely is a controlled substance. That means that the federal government regulates how the drug is made, prescribed, and dispensed. There are also extra security measures to guard against abuse. “This affects the way you get and fill your prescr

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    5. ADHD May Be Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them. In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found t

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    6. Why Do Teenagers Go Off ADHD Medication?

      By Roy Boorady, MD There are a couple of reasons why kids who are around 13, 14, or 15 often decide they want to stop taking medication. First, this is a time when they're developing autonomy, and it's typical for kids this age to start challenging their parents. Secondly, ADHD does change over time

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    7. Do Video Games Cause ADHD?

      By Caroline Miller We hear it from frustrated parents: Why is it that my child, who finds it almost impossible to stay in his chair and focus on the lesson at school, can nonetheless sit in front of a video screen, transfixed, for hours? He fits all the criteria for ADHD—except when he's playing vid

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    8. ADHD and College: Advice for Parents

      By Mary Rooney, PhD As a parent you have undoubtedly done a great deal to help your child with ADHD stay organized, stay on time and stay on task. You've also been an advocate for your child and made sure he had access to academic services, classroom accommodations and psychological treatment. So wh

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    9. 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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    10. 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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