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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Can ADHD Drugs Help Keep People Law-Abiding?

    Nov. 21, 2012 -- People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are taking medication to help control the symptoms of this illness may be less likely to commit crimes, a new Swedish study suggests. ADHD symptoms include: Impulsiveness Hyperactivity Difficulty paying attention Previo

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  10. Limit Fish While Pregnant? Study Questions Advice

    Oct. 8, 2012 -- Pregnant women are told to limit how much fish they eat because many fish are tainted by mercury, which may harm a baby’s brain. But a new study suggests that advice may be flawed. The study found that children born to women who ate more than two servings of fish a week during pregna

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