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  1. Yes, Girls Get ADHD, Too

    Neil Peterson, a transportation specialist in Seattle, knew something was "not quite right" with his bright, sociable daughter Kelsey when she was in elementary school. "It took her so long to learn to read," Peterson says. "She was not hyperactive, but she had tremendous distractibility and an inab

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  2. Are Children With ADHD Gifted?

    Kids with ADHD have "gifts" -- and by helping them develop these gifts, parents give their children more control of problem behaviors, a child psychologist argues in her popular book. In The Gift of ADHD, child psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, tells parents not to focus on the disturbing words "de

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  3. Teens, ADHD, and Risky Behavior

    When teens with ADHD take reckless risks, their parents are understandably upset. But grounding the teen or yanking his driver's license can backfire. "The challenge is not to prevent a kid with ADD from doing anything else that any other adolescent would do," says UCLA pyschiatry professor Mark DeA

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  4. When Someone Questions Your Child's ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, you've likely run into people who doubt that ADHD is real, tell you that all your child really needs is a firmer hand, and, whether they mean to or not, question your skills as a parent. If it's coming from someone you're not that close to and it's really not their business,

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  5. CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis

    People with a lifelong condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) are always on the lookout for a new treatment that might improve, or even cure, their disease. In the last few years, there's been a lot of buzz about a vein condition called CCSVI and its possible connection to MS. However, this connecti

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  6. 4 Ways to Keep RLS From Hurting Your Sex Life

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD, discusses how to keep Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) from hurting your sex life.

  7. 8 Lifestyle Tweaks for Restless Legs Syndrome

    If you've got restless legs syndrome (RLS), your daily habits can make a difference to your condition. Revamping your diet, exercise, and medications is just the beginning of what you can do to improve your RLS. You might even find some help in unexpected places. Take a warm bath or shower before yo

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  8. Stem Cells for ALS: Inside a Clinical Trial

    John Jerome's spinal cord shines white beneath the surgeons' headlamps, crisscrossed by a web of bright-red blood vessels. He's been on the operating table for more than four hours. Above the fist-sized opening in his neck hangs a complex steel contraption. It's fixed in place by four posts: two wed

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  9. ADHD and Video Games

    Getting sucked into a video game is easy. For kids and adults with ADHD, turning that game off can be quite difficult. Video games offer players intense, often relentless action, constant rewards, competition, and thrilling stories -- just the type of stimuli that the ADHD brain craves, and which it

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  10. Aging and ADHD

    ADHD doesn't just affect kids or young adults. If you're an older adult who often feels distracted and disorganized and struggles to complete tasks, it may be worth finding out if you've been living with undiagnosed ADHD. "I have patients in their 50s, 60s, and early 70s who were never diagnosed bef

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