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  1. Study Confirms ADHD Is More Common in Boys

    Sept. 15, 2004 -- Boys are three times more likely than girls to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but having well-educated parents lowers the risk, according to findings from one of the strongest studies ever to access early life risk factors for ADHD. Mayo Clinic researchers

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  2. ADHD Costs Adults $77 Billion in Lost Income

    Sept. 9, 2004 (New York) -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) not only affects adults' mental health, but it may also hurt their wallets. A new study suggests that adult ADHD is responsible for an estimated $77 billion in lost household income in the U.S. each year. With the economic b

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  3. Nature Helps Fight ADHD

    Aug. 27, 2004 -- Getting back to nature may help children cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Spending time in "green" settings reduced ADHD symptoms in a national study of children aged 5 to 18. The study was done by Frances Kuo, PhD, and Andrea Faber Taylor, PhD, of the Univ

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  4. New Drug Approved for Treating Adult ADHD

    Aug. 13, 2004 -- A drug already used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children has now been approved for adults.   This week, the FDA approved Adderall XR to treat adults who suffer from the disorder. Researchers say it's the first stimulant ADHD medication to be specifica

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  5. Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising Among ADHD Kids

    Aug. 2, 2004 -- A growing number of children with behavioral problems, such as ADHD, are being treated with new antipsychotic medications that haven't been well-studied or proven to work safely in children, according to a new study. Researchers found the proportion of children on TennCare, Tennessee

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  6. Anxiety During Pregnancy Increases ADHD Risk

    July 16, 2004 -- For most women, stress and anxiety come with the territory during pregnancy. Added to the stresses of daily life is a mother-to-be's fears for her unborn baby. While a certain amount of anxiety during pregnancy may be inevitable, there is growing evidence that high levels can affect

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  7. Test Predicts ADHD Response to Ritalin

    June 22, 2004 -- Ritalin and other stimulant drugs don't help everyone with ADHD. Now it looks as though brain scans can predict who will benefit and who won't. ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- isn't just for kids. People who suffer from this common problem often get help from sti

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  8. Food Additives May Affect Kids' Hyperactivity

    May 24, 2004 -- Artificial food colorings, preservatives, and other additives may play a role in increasing hyperactive behavior among young children, a new study suggests. British researchers found removing food additives from the diet of a group of 3-year-olds caused a reduction in the children's

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  9. Zinc May Boost Effectiveness of Ritalin

    April 8, 2004 -- Behavioral problems in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently don't resolve with Ritalin, the medication most commonly used to treat the condition. But new research suggests that combining a daily zinc supplement with Ritalin can boost the efficacy

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  10. Effects of ADHD Treatment May Vary Over Time

    April 5, 2004 -- Treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with medication and behavioral therapy can provide lasting results, but the risks and benefits of those treatments may vary substantially over time, according to new research. In a follow-up to a large study comparing ADHD tre

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