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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Sleep Disorders, Attention Problems Linked

    Oct. 25, 2004 -- Sleep disorders are associated with numerous health consequences, now a new study shows that a link may exist between sleep difficulties and attention deficit disorder in adults. People with sleep disorders may also have mood disorders, neuromuscular diseases, and other problems, ac

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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