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  1. Ritalin May Trigger Long-Term Brain Cell Changes

    Nov. 12, 2001 -- Kids all over the country take Ritalin to relieve symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the drug may trigger brain changes that remain after the child quits taking the drug, according to a study being presented at this week's annual meeting of the Society

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  2. New Drug Promises to Help Kids with ADHD

    Nov. 9, 2001 -- Millions of children in the U.S. take stimulant-based medications like Ritalin to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drugs work well, but parents are often uneasy about putting their kids on them. There may soon be another choice, however, if the

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  3. New ADHD Drugs -- New Problems

    --> Sept. 7, 2001 -- New, once-a-day, Ritalin-type drugs are here. Newer drugs are on the way. So why is this a problem for America's 3 million kids with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? It's no longer just a question of whether drug treatment is best for a child with the mixed bag

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  4. Smarter Treatments Ahead for ADHD

    Aug. 24, 2001 (San Francisco) -- Every child is unique. So is every case of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. New insights -- reported here at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association -- now promise an end to one-size-fits-all ADHD treatment. "We are trying to

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  5. Dietary Supplement Not Effective in Treating ADHD

    Aug. 16, 2001 -- Difficulty paying attention, school problems, and hyperactive behavior associated with ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- are difficult enough. Many parents hesitate to add to their child's problems with medications that can have unpleasant side effects like Ritalin

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  6. Do Laws Limiting School Involvement in ADHD Do More Harm Than Good?

    July 18, 2001 (Washington) -- In response to reports of parents being pressured by school officials to place their children on Ritalin or similar drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, several state legislatures are enacting or considering legislation that may discourage s

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  7. How Ritalin Works in ADHD

    July 12, 2001 -- Every day millions of U.S. kids get a dose of Ritalin. It's been known for years that the drug improves symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Now researchers know why the drug works. The findings, reported this year in scientific journals, were featured this

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  8. Ritalin, Behavior Modification Make the Grade for ADHD

    May 31, 2001 -- Here's some good news, for a change, about teens and drugs: Junior high school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took the drug Ritalin, and who also got help with their behavior, had improvement in academic scores -- enough to boost their scores by one

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  9. ADHD: New Info, New Drug

    May 17, 2001 -- Use of stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been a source of considerable controversy, with some claiming that drugs like Ritalin can be abused by kids and may lead to later longer-term substance abuse. But researchers at the annual meeting of the American

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  10. Kicking Up a Storm? It Could Be ADHD

    May 7, 2001 (Philadelphia) -- Adults with restless leg syndrome, who can't keep still even when they're asleep, are more likely than others to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), report researchers here at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. People with restles

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