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    1. ADHD Drug Abuse Rising Among Teens

      Aug. 24, 2009 -- The abuse of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs by teenagers is growing, according to a new study. Researchers found calls to poison control centers for adolescent ADHDprescription drug abuse increased out of proportion to other poison center calls in recent years

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    2. Summer Plans for Children With ADHD

      We’ve known that our 11-year-old son, Ian, has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) since he was in third grade. Actually, we knew something was wrong even when he was in preschool. He was having major meltdowns, had no impulse control, was constantly touching things, and couldn’t seem to

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    3. ADHD Drugs: Sudden Death Risk Higher?

      June 15, 2009 -- A new study suggests that children and teens who take stimulants like Ritalin for ADHD have an increased risk for sudden cardiac death, but the FDA says the study has major limitations and should not change the way the drugs are used. There have long been concerns that the stimulant

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    4. ADHD Medications Help Kids in School

      April 27, 2009 -- Kids with ADHD usually struggle in the classroom, but new research offers support that medication can help them achieve in school. In the study, grade school-aged children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took medication performed better on standardized math

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    5. Hormones May Play a Role in Parkinson's

      Feb. 25, 2009 -- Women who are fertile for more than 39 years and have natural menopause have a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study, while women with four or more pregnancies have a higher risk. Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that results in slowness

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    6. ADHD Drugs: Hallucinations Not Uncommon

      Jan. 26, 2009 -- Treatment-related hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more common than previously thought, FDA officials report in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. In an earlier investigation, FDA researchers

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    7. Brain Device May Ease Parkinson's

      Jan. 6, 2009 -- Deep brain stimulation may be more helpful than other treatments for advanced Parkinson's disease, but it's also riskier, a new study shows. Deep brain stimulation requires the surgical implantation of electrodes and a device in the brain in order to electrically stimulate certain br

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    8. ADHD Drugs Don't Cause Genetic Damage

      Nov. 19, 2008 -- Ritalin, Adderall, and Concerta do not appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new government-funded study concludes. The findings should reassure parents concerned that the stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD ma

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    9. Divorce More Likely in ADHD Families?

      Oct. 24, 2008 -- Married couples who have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly twice as likely to divorce by the time the child is age 8 than are couples who do not have children affected by the disorder, according to a new study. "We've known that ADHD kids can be

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    10. Low Vitamin D Level Tied to Parkinson's

      Oct. 13, 2008 -- Parkinson's disease patients may be particularly likely to have low blood levels of vitamin D. Researchers report that news in the Archives of Neurology. They studied 100 Parkinson's disease patients, 100 Alzheimer's disease patients, and 100 healthy adults of the same age as the Pa

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