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    1. New Genetic Clues for ADHD

      Sept. 29, 2010 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder and not purely a behavioral problem, say the first researchers to identify rare genetic errors in ADHD kids. People with ADHD have an unusually large number of "copy number variants" or CNVs -- chunks of DNA that a

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    2. Many ADHD Kids Also Have Reading Problems

      Sept. 24, 2010 -- About half of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience problems with reading, according to a new study in Pediatrics. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3% to 5% of children have ADHD, a behavioral disorder marked by difficult

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    3. Talk Therapy May Help Adults With ADHD

      Aug. 24, 2010 -- Adults who take medicine for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from adding cognitive behavioral therapy, a new study says. Doing so may yield better results than using medication alone. Cognitive behavioral therapy appears to significantly reduce symptoms a

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    4. Immaturity Mistaken for ADHD?

      Aug. 19, 2010 -- If your child is the youngest in the class and has a diagnosis of ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, marked by inattention and impulsiveness -- it may be a mistake, researchers say. What is actually immaturity may be mislabeled as ADHD, according to new studies. ''It'

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    5. Pesticide Exposure Linked to ADHD Risk

      Aug. 20, 2010 -- Exposure in the womb to pesticides known as organophosphates may increase the chance that children, especially boys, will develop attention problems by age 5, a study shows. The research is published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers followed more than 300 children w

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    6. Structured Homework Strategy Helps ADHD Kids

      Aug. 16, 2010 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and homework problems often go together. Now, a simple and structured approach to doing homework appears to cut homework problems by more than half, according to a new study. ''The drop in the problems related to homework were very dra

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    7. Most Kids With ADHD Take Medication

      July 20, 2010 -- More than 80% of children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take prescription medications at some point to treat their symptoms, according to a new nationwide survey of parents by Consumer Reports Health. Among the survey's major findings: 67% of parent

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    8. Pesticides May Raise Kids' Risk of ADHD

      May 17, 2010 -- Relatively low-level exposure to common pesticides -- probably from residues on foods -- doubles kids' risk of ADHD, Harvard researchers find. The findings come from a nationally representative sample of 1,139 U.S. kids aged 8 to 15 who were tested for ADHD (attention deficit hyperac

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    9. New Gene Linked to ADHD

      Feb. 16, 2010 -- A newly discovered genetic link may offer new information on the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as help determine who might best respond to treatment. Researchers have found that a genetic variant on the latrophilin 3 gene (LPHN3) is associated wit

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    10. Lead, Tobacco Exposure Linked to ADHD

      Nov. 23, 2009 -- Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke and childhood exposure to lead are linked to increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, a new study shows. The study is published in the December issue of Pediatrics. Researchers led by Tanya E. Froehlich, MD, MS

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