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  1. FDA Approves Brain Test for ADHD

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first brain test that could help doctors diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using biological evidence, and not just the results of psychiatric evaluations. The device, called the NEBA System, is a 20-minute test that

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  2. Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study, which is published online June 24 and in the

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  3. How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin activates specific areas of the brain in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mimicking the brain activity of children without the condition, a new review says. "This suggests that Ritalin

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  4. ADHD Meds May Not Up Drug Abuse Risk in Adulthood

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children taking stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don't face a greater risk of becoming drug addicts in adulthood, researchers report. Whether or not these medications (such as Ritalin or Ad

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  5. ADHD in Childhood May Raise Future Obesity Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when they were young, a new 30-year study shows. Researchers found tha

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  6. Most Docs Don't Follow Preschooler ADHD Guidelines?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- About 90 percent of pediatric specialists who diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool children do not follow treatment guidelines published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics,

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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