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  1. When It's Not Just ADHD

    You’ve been told your child has ADHD. But you’re not sure about the diagnosis or if that’s all that’s going on. What should you do?  Let your doctor know, because it’s common for children with the disorder to have another condition at the same time. "Don't assume everything going on is the ADHD," sa

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  2. Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The thin air of America's higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially a

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  3. Young Parents, Doubled ADHD Risk for Child?

    April 6, 2015 -- Children born to teenage parents have a higher risk of getting ADHD, a large study suggests. The researchers looked at info on more than 50,000 people in Finland. They found that having one parent younger than 20 raised the risk for childhood ADHD by about 50%. Children born to two

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  4. Teens, Driving, and ADHD

    Parents of teenagers with ADHD have more to think about before their child gets behind the wheel of a car. Young adults with the disorder have as many as four times the number of accidents as those who don’t have the condition. That's cause for concern, but it doesn't mean you need to keep your kid

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  5. Prenatal Pollutant Exposure May Cause Kids Trouble

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems, a small new study sugge

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  6. ADHD Children May Gain From Family-Centered Care

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found. Researchers compared two types of "collabora

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  7. Aging and ADHD

    ADHD doesn't just affect kids or young adults. If you're an older adult who often feels distracted and disorganized and struggles to complete tasks, it may be worth finding out if you've been living with undiagnosed ADHD. "I have patients in their 50s, 60s, and early 70s who were never diagnosed bef

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  8. Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests. Those who regularly ate an omega-3-loaded margarine e

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  9. About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research concludes. This estimate -- which differs significantly from other recent appraisals -- is based on data from 175

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  10. ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the common disorder, a new study finds. The risk is small, but it's a clear indication that

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