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  1. More Than One Prescription? Tips for Parents

    Many children with ADHD have other conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and conduct disorder. They may be taking medications for that, as well as ADHD. Doctors typically start patients on one medication at a time. They will then monitor your child to see how they respond to the medication and ma

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  2. 8 Tips for Talking With Your Child About ADHD

    Talking with your child about his ADHD isn't always easy. But it's important to do, and it goes better if you keep it productive and positive. "I have two children with ADHD, so I can speak from experience here," says Terry Dickson, MD, director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan, and

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  3. ADHD and Your Child's Future Career

    All types of workers come to Michele Novotni’s office for help with their job concerns: musicians, teachers, truck drivers, TV reporters, salespeople, and even an opera singer. They all have something in common: ADHD. Novotni, a psychologist and coach who focuses on ADHD, advises them on how to mana

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  4. Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- When the latest version of what is considered the "bible" of psychiatry is unveiled in May, experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- or

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  5. Teens, Driving, and ADHD

    Parents of teenagers with ADHD need to pay particular attention to the disorder when their child gets behind the wheel of a car. Young adults with attention problems chalk up as many as four times the number of accidents as those who don't have ADHD. That's cause for concern, but it doesn't mean you

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  6. Classes for Parents May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Parent behavior training is an effective and well-studied intervention for preschoolers at risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review shows. Such programs seek to promote a positive relation

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  7. 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States -- and 19 percent of high-school-age boys -- have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control an

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  8. Experts: Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Some people call it "brain doping" or "meducation." Others label the problem "neuroenhancement." Whatever the term, the American Academy of Neurology has published a position paper criticizing the practice of prescrib

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  9. Childhood ADHD Often Persists Into Adulthood

    March 4, 2013 -- Nearly 30% of children with ADHD continue to struggle with the condition as adults, and some may develop other mental health issues, commit suicide, or end up in jail, a new study shows. "We suffer from the misconception that ADHD is just an annoying childhood disorder that’s overtr

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  10. Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism, and Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may all share common genetic risk factors, a new study says. In this largest study of its kind, researchers spott

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