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  1. Could Your Child Have ADHD?

    There is no cure for ADHD, but medications can help control symptoms. Stimulants, which help increase a child's attention span, are the most commonly prescribed medications for ADHD. These stimulants include Ritalin (methylphenidate), Adderall (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product), De

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  2. 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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  3. ADHD Drug Cylert Discontinued

    March 25, 2005 -- Cylert, a stimulant drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is being discontinued by its maker, Abbott Laboratories. Falling sales -- not safety questions -- are the reason, says Abbott spokeswoman Laureen Cassidy. "Cylert sales for this year will be less than $1

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  4. Does Ritalin Increase Cancer Risk in Children?

    March 1, 2005 - Early research is raising concerns about the drug Ritalin, suggesting that children who take it may have an increased risk of cancer. All 12 of the children included in the study experienced an increase in chromosome abnormalities three months after starting Ritalin. Chromosome damag

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  5. Sudden Death in 12 Kids on ADHD Drug Adderall

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The Associated Press reported on Aug. 24, 2005 that Canadian health officials will allow Adderall XR to return to the market. A Health Canada spokesperson told AP that a panel of experts decided there was not enough evidence of increased harm from the drug. Feb. 10, 2005 - Twelve sudd

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  6. Warning Added to ADHD Drug Strattera

    Dec. 17, 2004 -- Eli Lilly and Company announced today that it has added a warning to Strattera, an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication. Lilly says Strattera should be stopped in patients with signs of jaundice -- yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. Jaundice is a sign

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  7. Study Links Low Iron to ADHD

    Dec. 17, 2004 -- A study suggests that iron deficiency may contribute to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Researchers from France also say children with ADHD and iron deficiencies exhibit more severe symptoms. Investigators suggest that iron supplementation may benefit ch

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  8. Brain Changes Seen in Kids With ADHD

    Nov. 29, 2004 (Chicago) -- Researchers say that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a disruption or disturbance in brain circuitry, a problem that may now be seen using brain imaging techniques. Those same images are providing evidence that using drugs like Ritalin to

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  9. Understanding ADHD and the Creative Child

    Frankie was a daydreamer, so much so that he continually frustrated teachers when he just couldn't concentrate on what they said. Both Sam and Virginia were considered "problem" kids as well, talking so incessantly in school they frequently disrupted the class. Little Tommy had so much energy he was

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  10. Relationship Problems Common With ADHD

    Nov. 1, 2004 -- New research shows that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families face special challenges that reach far beyond the classroom. Kids with ADHD in the study had more emotional and mental problems than their non-ADHD peers, and family relationships

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