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    1. ADHD Medications and Scary Side Effects

      Elaine Taylor-Klaus's daughter developed facial tics not long after starting medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The tics came on suddenly while she was performing in a school play and were noticeable even from the back of the auditorium, where her mother was watching. T

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    2. How to Work With Your ADHD Child's School

      You may not be in the classroom when your child acts up or tunes out, but you can still help. A good relationship with your child's teacher, along with planning and practice at home, can turn around behavior problems at school. Your kid will be a lot happier, and so will you and his teacher. If your

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    3. Disciplining a Child With ADHD

      If your child has ADHD, should you discipline him in a different way than with your other children? The answer might surprise you. "ADHD is a challenge, not necessarily an excuse for kids," says Steven L. Pastyrnak, PhD, of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan. Still, you might need to be

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    4. Is ADHD Real?

      Do you know someone who questions whether ADHD exists? Or do you have doubts yourself? All the major medical groups -- including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and National Institutes of Health -- recognize attention-deficit hypera

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    5. Get Relief From Your Multiple Sclerosis Pain

      If you have MS, you know that sometimes your top job is to fight back against pain. There are lots of ways to do this, and it doesn't always mean popping a pill. "We often start with non-medication approaches," says neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD. Try these drug-free tactics first to keep pain

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    6. Can Vitamin D Help MS?

      You may have heard some buzz about vitamin D and multiple sclerosis. There are some hopeful signs that it can ease your symptoms, but researchers still have a lot of work to do before we know for sure. "There's no perfect study," says Matthew McCoyd, MD, an MS specialist at Loyola University Medical

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    7. How ADHD Is Different for Girls

      When you picture a child with ADHD, a few images may come to mind: A kid who doesn’t ever seem to sit still. A child who can’t stop interrupting the teacher or goofing off in class. A C- and D-student who never manages to finish a single homework assignment. Symptoms like these are easy to spot, but

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    8. Can Medical Marijuana Treat Multiple Sclerosis?

      You've had multiple sclerosis for a while now and tried a bunch of things to ease your pain or control those muscle spasms. But you're just not getting the relief you need. Is it time, you wonder, to pay attention to all the talk about medical marijuana? Could it be an option for you? It's possible.

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    9. The Positive Side of Adult ADHD

      The symptoms of ADHD can be challenging, but sometimes those same symptoms can also be perks. Abigail Levrini, PhD, director of Psych Ed Coaches, offers these examples: Energy. One way to describe hyperactivity is "high energy." That could be a plus if you have a career that takes a lot of stamina.

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    10. When Your Child's ADHD Affects Your Relationship

      It takes a lot of work to keep a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner. That can be even more of a challenge when you have a child with ADHD. "Anytime you have a child with a condition like ADHD that impacts his ability to socialize, to follow rules, to learn, and listen, it impacts your

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