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  1. Antidepressants in Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some concerns to the contrary, children whose moms used antidepressants during pregnancy do not appear to be at increased risk of autism, a large new Danish study suggests. The results, published Dec. 19 in the New

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  2. Does Your Preschooler Have ADHD?

    How early is too early to tell if your toddler or preschooler might have ADHD? ADHD can be diagnosed in children as young as 4, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But at that age, many kids are active and impulsive. So what are the signs of ADHD? And if your young child is diagno

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  3. Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- In rare cases, Ritalin and some other drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause long-lasting and sometimes painful erections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. If this

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  4. When Your Child's ADHD Affects Your Relationship

    Building and sustaining a healthy relationship with your spouse or partner takes work. When you have a child with ADHD, balancing his or her needs with the attention your marriage deserves is critical if both are going to thrive. "Anytime you have a child with a condition like ADHD that impacts his

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  5. How a Child's ADHD Affects Siblings

    Having a child with ADHD means dedicating time to meeting their special needs, and to making sure that doesn't come at the expense of your other children. "Being a parent of a child with ADHD can be hard," says Terry Dickson, MD, director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan, and an ADHD

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  6. 6 Parenting Tips for Raising Kids With ADHD

    When Hal Meyer learned that his son, 5, had ADHD, he couldn’t believe it. When his child was at school, “He was rambunctious, he couldn’t stay in his seat, he was going around, helping everybody,” Meyer recalls. But to him and his wife, these were signs of brightness and curiosity, not symptoms of i

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  7. NIH, NFL Team Up to Take On Concussion Research

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health is teaming up with the National Football League on research into the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving concussion diagnosis. The projects will be supported lar

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  8. Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with autism who were intentionally infected with a parasitic intestinal worm experienced an improvement in their behavior, researchers say. After swallowing whipworm eggs for 12 weeks, people with autism became

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  9. Even Mild Hits to the Head Might Harm the Brain

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- As more research focuses on the damage concussions can cause, scientists now report that even mild blows to the head might affect memory and thinking. In this latest study, special helmets were used on football and ic

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  10. Singer Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger’s Diagnosis

    Dec. 9, 2013 -- The singer Susan Boyle says she has Asperger's syndrome, and the diagnosis has given her a sense of relief. Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information, and relates to other people.

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