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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Can Parents Be Taught to Improve Symptoms of ADHD?

    April 12, 2001 -- While symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are seen in children as young as 3 years old, many parents and doctors are reluctant to turn to Ritalin as a treatment. A new study finds that when mothers are coached to learn some alternative parenting techniques, childre

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  5. Slowly, ADHD Gender Gap Closes

    Feb. 12, 2001 -- Becky Stanford loved gymnastics, but she didn't stick with it because she couldn't wait her turn. She had difficulty following rigid formats like long division and essay outlines. She struggled in school and with friends. Even her Sunday school teachers dreaded having her in class.

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  6. Kids With ADHD Have Higher Healthcare Costs

    Jan. 2, 2001 -- Children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are much more likely than other kids to need hospital care, and more of it, for a range of nonbehavioral problems including serious injuries and asthma. The study -- which analyzed health records of more than 4,0

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  7. Attention Deficit Discovery

    Nov. 6, 2000 -- What's behind conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia -- conditions that affect the ability to learn, pay attention, and remember? The brain chemical serotonin may be a key, according to a study presented at a neuroscience meeting in New O

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  8. New ADHD Drug Rivals Ritalin's Effectiveness

    Oct. 26, 2000 (Washington) -- Two new studies are touting the benefits of a potential new drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unlike Ritalin, the new drug, called tomoxetine, is not a stimulant and causes much less side effects than the potentially addictive stimulating dr

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  9. Legal Battle Over Ritalin Heats Up

    Sept. 15, 2000 -- A major legal battle is shaping up over Ritalin, the drug taken by millions of school-age children to combat attention deficit hyperactivity disporder (ADHD). Class-action lawsuits filed this week in New Jersey and California seek to hold the drug's manufacturer and a major doctors

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  10. Calling Attention to ADHD: Is the Disorder Real?

    Sept. 1, 2000 -- Would attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by any other name still be a disorder? "ADHD is a catchphrase in search of a syndrome in search of a disorder in search of a cause," writes neurologist Jeff Victoroff, MD, in a provocative article published in a recent issue of P

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