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    1. ADHD and Your Child's Future Career

      All types of workers come to Michele Novotni’s office for help with their job concerns: musicians, teachers, truck drivers, TV reporters, salespeople, and even an opera singer. They all have something in common: ADHD. Novotni, a psychologist and coach who focuses on ADHD, advises them on how to mana

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Early Parkinson's

      By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation has been used for years to help relieve motor problems in people with advanced Parkinson's. Now, new research finds that the procedure may also help people in earlier stages of the disease. The treatme

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    6. Some Parkinson's Patients Discover Artistic Side

      THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with Parkinson's disease discover untapped artistic abilities after their diagnosis -- a phenomenon that seems to be related to their dopamine-enhancing medication. Over the years, reports have popped up in the medical literature on Parkinson's patie

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    7. Compulsions in Parkinson’s Tied to Treatment

      Jan. 8, 2013 -- Parkinson’s disease itself doesn’t seem to raise a person’s risk for compulsive addictions to things like gambling, shopping, or sex, a new study shows. Compulsive behaviors affect about 14% of Parkinson’s patients treated with drugs such as dopamine agonists to ease symptoms like tr

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    8. Depression Takes a Toll on Parkinson's Patients

      Nov. 28, 2012 -- For many people with Parkinson's disease, depression affects quality of life more than the symptoms such as shaking, according to new research. "At least 50% of people with Parkinson's have depression," says Michael S. Okun, MD, national medical director of the National Parkinson Fo

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    9. All Kinds of Exercise May Be Good for Parkinson's

      Nov. 6, 2012 -- Exercise helps put people with Parkinson's disease on a path to better health, a new study shows. All Parkinson’s patients reach a point in their disease where they begin to have trouble walking. Typically, a person starts to lean forward as they walk, their arms move stiffly with th

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    10. Early Medication May Help Grades in Kids With ADHD

      June 25, 2012 -- Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, struggle in school. Their wandering concentration makes it tough to follow directions, absorb lessons, and finish homework. Now, new research may offer a partial solution. The large new study funded by the government of Ic

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