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  1. ADHD Gene Discovered

    -->Sept. 24, 2002 -- A gene missing in hyperactive mice may explain some human cases of ADHD. ADHD -- attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- runs in families. It's more common in boys than in girls. If one twin has ADHD, the other is very likely to have it, too. These facts make scientists thin

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  2. New ADHD Drug May Be as Good as Ritalin

    June 26, 2002 -- Millions of American children take Ritalin and other stimulants to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now, research suggests that a different type of medicine may work just as well -- even for adults. "A major potential advantage is that this medica

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  3. Once-Daily Ritalin Approved

    June 10, 2002 -- The FDA has approved a once-daily form of Ritalin, one of the most popular drug treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The new drug form is expected to be available by late August and should eliminate the need for kids to take a dose at school. Ritalin LA su

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  4. Sleep and Behavioral Problems Linked

    March 4, 2002 -- Researchers aren't sure which causes which, or how, or why, but they've established a fairly strong link between sleep problems and behavioral problems in children, especially young boys. The study, published in the March issue of the journal Pediatrics, is the largest to look into

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  5. Stimulants May Treat ADHD, Tic Disorders

    Feb. 25, 2002 -- Children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suffer from uncontrolled tics or Tourette's syndrome may find relief from an unlikely source -- stimulants. New research shows that stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin, may actually minimize the unwanted movements ra

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  6. ADHD Is an Around-the-Clock Concern

    Nov. 19, 2001 -- Having a child with ADHD can be difficult but also very rewarding. A new survey highlights the all-day problems that parents and children deal with, and experts offer tips on the best ways to help your child cope with daily life. A survey of more than 500 parents from the New York U

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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