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  1. Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from getting a type of training during school hours that monitors their brain waves to help improve attention. The s

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  2. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child May Need to Master

    Most adults take life skills for granted, like knowing when to wake up for work or take medication and how to balance their checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can become huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower than their peers to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and

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  3. Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly 50 percent more likely to be in a serious car crash, a new study suggests. Further, men with ADHD can dramatically decrease their risk of traffic

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  4. Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also are extremely aggressive might benefit from taking an antipsychotic drug along with their stimulant medication, a new study suggests. Prescribing pow

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  5. ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have missed out on valuable counseling because of a widely touted study that concluded stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall were more effect

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  6. Does Your Preschooler Have ADHD?

    How early is too early to tell if your toddler or preschooler might have ADHD? ADHD can be diagnosed in children as young as 4, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But at that age, many kids are active and impulsive. So what are the signs of ADHD? And if your young child is diagno

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  7. Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- In rare cases, Ritalin and some other drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause long-lasting and sometimes painful erections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. If this

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  8. 6 Parenting Tips for Raising Kids With ADHD

    When Hal Meyer learned that his son, 5, had ADHD, he couldn’t believe it. When his child was at school, “He was rambunctious, he couldn’t stay in his seat, he was going around, helping everybody,” Meyer recalls. But to him and his wife, these were signs of brightness and curiosity, not symptoms of i

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  9. Mother's Smoking May Raise ADHD Risk in Children

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Australia sheds more light on what environmental factors might raise the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "Compared with mothers whose children did not have ADHD, mothers of childr

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  10. Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A newer MRI method can detect low iron levels in the brains of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The method could help doctors and parents make better informed decisions about medication, a new

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