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    1. Study: ADHD Drugs Likely Do Not Boost Heart Risk

      Nov. 1, 2011 -- Medicines to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) do not seem to substantially increase the risk of serious heart problems or stroke in children and young adults. That’s the finding of a new study that included more than a million people. When looking at the populati

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    2. New Guidelines: Diagnose Kids for ADHD at Age 4

      Oct. 17, 2011 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be diagnosed and treated in children as young as age 4, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Previous guidelines for pediatricians, issued 10 years ago, had limited the diagnosis and treatment of

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    3. Teen Use of Stimulants for ADHD on the Rise

      Sept. 28, 2011 -- More teens are receiving prescription stimulants to treat symptoms of their attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Close to 9% of children aged 4 to 17 years have received a diagnosis of ADHD. It's a behavioral disorder marked by impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and inattent

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    4. Kids' Poor Bedtime Habits May Bring ADHD Misdiagnosis

      Sept. 20, 2011 -- A child's bedtime habits could result in behavior problems -- and a misdiagnosis of ADHD, a new study suggests. The study is based on a survey of 704 parents of children ages 2 to 13. The parents, mostly mothers, filled out brief questionnaires in randomly selected pediatricians' w

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    5. ADHD in Children Is on the Rise

      Aug. 18, 2011 -- The percentage of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen from 6.9% to 9% in the past decade, a CDC study shows. The study suggests the increase may be influenced by racial, ethnic, and economic factors. The report is published in the Nation

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    6. Kids With ADHD Have Trouble Expressing Themselves in Writing

      Aug. 22, 2011 -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have trouble expressing themselves in writing than children who do not have the disorder, a new study finds. As many as 9% of children aged 5 to 19 have ADHD, according to the most recent estimates from

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    7. Crossing the Street May Be Riskier for ADHD Kids

      July 25, 2011 -- Mom always said to look both ways before crossing the street, and this is still great safety advice, but it may not be sufficient for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These children are at increased risk of being struck by a car when crossing the street

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    8. Childhood ADHD Linked to Later Risk of Drug Abuse

      June 1, 2011 -- Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of cigarette smoking and drug and alcohol abuse problems in early adulthood, a study shows. The study is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry . Researchers found

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    9. Study: Heart Risk Low for Kids on ADHD Drugs

      May 16, 2011 -- Children who take Adderall, Ritalin, Strattera, or other drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are no more likely to die from cardiovascular causes as other children, a new study finds. When researchers compared cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke,

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    10. Drug Combo May Help Treat Kids With ADHD

      May 11, 2011 -- Combining an extended-release version of the blood pressure pill clonidine with a stimulant may benefit children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are not getting adequate relief from stimulants alone, according to a new study. As many as 5% of children and adu

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