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  1. Can Parents Be Taught to Improve Symptoms of ADHD?

    April 12, 2001 -- While symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are seen in children as young as 3 years old, many parents and doctors are reluctant to turn to Ritalin as a treatment. A new study finds that when mothers are coached to learn some alternative parenting techniques, childre

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  2. Kids With ADHD Have Higher Healthcare Costs

    Jan. 2, 2001 -- Children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are much more likely than other kids to need hospital care, and more of it, for a range of nonbehavioral problems including serious injuries and asthma. The study -- which analyzed health records of more than 4,0

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  3. Attention Deficit Discovery

    Nov. 6, 2000 -- What's behind conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia -- conditions that affect the ability to learn, pay attention, and remember? The brain chemical serotonin may be a key, according to a study presented at a neuroscience meeting in New O

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  4. New ADHD Drug Rivals Ritalin's Effectiveness

    Oct. 26, 2000 (Washington) -- Two new studies are touting the benefits of a potential new drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unlike Ritalin, the new drug, called tomoxetine, is not a stimulant and causes much less side effects than the potentially addictive stimulating dr

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  5. Legal Battle Over Ritalin Heats Up

    Sept. 15, 2000 -- A major legal battle is shaping up over Ritalin, the drug taken by millions of school-age children to combat attention deficit hyperactivity disporder (ADHD). Class-action lawsuits filed this week in New Jersey and California seek to hold the drug's manufacturer and a major doctors

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  6. Calling Attention to ADHD: Is the Disorder Real?

    Sept. 1, 2000 -- Would attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by any other name still be a disorder? "ADHD is a catchphrase in search of a syndrome in search of a disorder in search of a cause," writes neurologist Jeff Victoroff, MD, in a provocative article published in a recent issue of P

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  7. Parents, Schools Face Off Over Ritalin

    Aug. 15, 2000 -- When Patricia Weathers took her 9-year-old son off an antidepressant and medication similar to Ritalin, she thought it was the best thing she could do for him. After taking the drugs, he constantly gnawed his shirt collar and began to hear "voices." But soon, Weathers, of Millbrook,

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  8. Attention Problems Lead to Reading Difficulties, Not Vice Versa

    July 21, 2000 -- Many children with attention problems also have difficulties with reading. But which causes which: Does poor reading ability shorten a child's attention span in the classroom, or does failure to pay attention hamper the ability to read? New research from Duke University suggests it'

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  9. House Panel Explores Ritalin Use

    May 16, 2000 (Washington) -- At a hearing Tuesday before a House subcommittee, critics of Ritalin warned that the drug, widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may be dangerously overused and misunderstood. The hearing, along with a discussion of the drug at a national

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  10. Strep Infections May Be Associated with ADHD

    May 12, 2000 -- In the past, some researchers have suggested there is a relationship between common strep infections and neuro-psychiatric problems, such as Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Now a Yale research team says there appears to be a much stronger relationship between st

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