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  1. Women and ADHD

    A girl with ADHD may be labeled Chatty Cathy -- the enthusiastic school-aged girl who is always telling stories to friends. Or she could be the daydreamer -- the smart, shy teenager with the disorganized locker. But what happens when she grows up? Or when her ADHD isn't diagnosed until she's a woman

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  2. ADHD and Texting Double Trouble for Teen Drivers

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are worse drivers than their peers who don't have ADHD and texting only compounds their problems on the road, a new study shows. What's more, texting behind the wheel is so di

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  3. Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research. The study of nearly 150 boys found that those with an autism sp

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  4. Health Highlights: July 16, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Randy Travis Recovering From Surgery After Stroke Country music musician Randy Travis is showing progress in his recovery from surgery after suffering a stroke, according to his doctors. They said

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  5. ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives

    If your child has ADHD, you may be thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from their diet, in case it helps their ADHD symptoms. Is it true? Will they eat foods without them? Before you give it a try, you should know a few things about the link between food colorings and ADHD. The possible

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  6. Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study, which is published online June 24 and in the

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  7. How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin activates specific areas of the brain in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mimicking the brain activity of children without the condition, a new review says. "This suggests that Ritalin

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  8. ADHD Meds May Not Up Drug Abuse Risk in Adulthood

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children taking stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don't face a greater risk of becoming drug addicts in adulthood, researchers report. Whether or not these medications (such as Ritalin or Ad

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  9. 10 Brain Foods for Kids

    As fast as children whiz from classroom to activity to home and back again, their brains are just as actively and dramatically growing and changing. "These years are critical for brain development, and what they eat affects focus and cognitive skills," psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, coauthor of The H

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  10. 8 Tips to Pick a School for Your Child With ADHD

    From kindergarten through to grade 12, the average U.S. student spends 2,340 days in school. For a child with ADHD, that's a lot of time with teachers; as a result his educational experience can be positive or negative, depending on the school he attends. As parents, picking the right school for you

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