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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism, and Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may all share common genetic risk factors, a new study says. In this largest study of its kind, researchers spott

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  7. Parents’ Depression, Violence Tied to ADHD in Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers whose parents report depression and intimate partner violence may be more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by the age of 6, new research suggests. And young children with depressed mo

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  8. Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents pursue costly and time-consuming treatments to help their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Now, a new study finds little evidence that non-drug interventions reduce key symptoms of ADHD. A multinational team of experts identi

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  9. ADHD Rises by Almost 25% in 1 Decade

    Jan. 21, 2013 -- The number of children with ADHD is rising rapidly, according to a study of more than 840,000 California children. While the research findings echo those of nationwide studies, the new study is stronger than some other studies, says researcher Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, a scientist at

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  10. Teen ADHD May Raise Risk for Adult Problems

    Dec. 10 2012 -- Teens diagnosed with ADHD are likely to have an array of issues as adults, including problems with physical and mental health, work, and finances, according to new research. ''ADHD in adolescence has long-lasting effects on adjusting to the vicissitudes of life and is associated with

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