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    1. Combined ADHD Treatment Lowers Need for Drugs

      May 11, 2005 -- Most kids who are treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take stimulant medications, but new research suggests that the need for these drugs can be reduced dramatically in those who get behavioral therapy as well. When the two approaches were combined, the amount of med

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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