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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. ADHD in Childhood May Raise Future Obesity Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when they were young, a new 30-year study shows. Researchers found tha

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  4. Most Docs Don't Follow Preschooler ADHD Guidelines?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- About 90 percent of pediatric specialists who diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool children do not follow treatment guidelines published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics,

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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