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    1. ADHD: Genetic Mutation May Be Key

      April 18, 2011 - A single-letter change in the DNA code may spell ADHD, Korean researchers report. ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- makes it very hard for about 5% of school-aged children to learn. Kids with ADHD are impulsive and can't sit still. They can't focus their attention

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    2. Strattera May Treat ADHD in Some Young Kids

      March 21, 2011 -- The non-stimulant ADHD drug Strattera (atomextine) is approved for children aged 6 and older, but until now little was known about how this medication affects children younger than 6. In a new eight-week study of 101 children aged 5 to 6 with ADHD, the drug was safe and reduced som

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    3. ADHD May Boost Creativity in Adults

      March 15, 2011 -- An attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis can make many aspects of learning more challenging for children and teens, but some adults with ADHD show signs of enhanced creativity, a study suggests. ADHD is a behavioral disorder characterized by difficulty focusing,

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    4. Hand Movements May Offer ADHD Hints

      Feb. 14, 2011 -- Two studies measuring children’s ability to control impulsive hand movements may reveal clues about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. In the first study, researchers measured mirror hand movements in 25 boys and girls aged 8-13 with ADHD and 25 children without t

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    5. Kids With ADHD Often Have Other Problems

      Feb. 7, 2011 -- Unfocused, hyperactive children are often dealing with a host of other problems that hinder their progress in school and hurt their relationships, a new study finds. The research, published in the March issue of Pediatrics, finds that nearly 70% of children diagnosed with attention d

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    6. Study: ADHD Diet Helps Reduce Symptoms

      Feb. 3, 2011 -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be offered a special ADHD diet to see if eliminating certain foods might reduce their symptoms, Dutch researchers say. The diet studied, known as the restricted elimination diet (RED), can work, the researchers say,

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    7. ADHD Now, Dementia Later?

      Jan. 20, 2011 -- Adults with symptoms of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are more than three times as likely as other adults to develop a form of dementia later in life, according to new research from Argentina. ''We found a higher risk of dementia with Lewy bodies in patients wit

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    8. CDC: Nearly 1 in 10 Kids Has ADHD

      Nov. 10, 2010 -- Nearly one in 10 children in the U.S. has a diagnosis of ADHD, with rates rising by 22% in just four years, government health officials said Wednesday. The CDC estimates that between 2003 and 2007, a million children and teens were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity diso

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    9. ADHD Symptoms Raise Obesity Risk

      Oct. 29, 2010 -- Having ADHD symptoms in childhood is associated with an increased risk for obesity later in life, a new study suggests. Symptoms such as problems with impulse control and hyperactivity were strongly linked to obesity in young adulthood, even among children without a diagnosis of ADH

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    10. ADHD May Be Linked to Depression, Suicide

      Oct. 4, 2010 -- Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at ages 4-6 face greater risks for depression and suicide at ages 9-18, and this risk may be more pronounced among girls, a study shows. “The importance of this study is simply that it confirms that ADHD in child

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