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Study: ADHD Drugs May Help Boost Child’s Test Scores

By Denise MannMONDAY, April 27, 2009 (Health.com) — New York City mom Nancie Steinberg recently received some great news at a parent-teacher conference for her 11-year-old son. The medication that her fifth grader takes to treat his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seemed to be making a difference in the …

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Study Links ADHD Stimulants to Rare, Unexplained Deaths in Children

By Amanda MacMillanMONDAY, June 15, 2009 (Health.com) — After years of speculation and rare case reports, a study suggests that stimulant medication—mostly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—may have played a role in a handful of cases of sudden, unexplained death in children and adolescents. The study authors …

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Drop That BlackBerry! Multitasking May Be Harmful

(Getty Images) By Theresa TamkinsMONDAY, Aug. 24, 2009 (Health.com) — Ever find yourself chatting via instant messaging while checking your email and surfing the Web? Well, don’t pat yourself on the back for your super-productive behavior. A new study suggests that people who often do multiple tasks in a variety …

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Study: Too Many Video Games May Sap Attention Span

Getty Images By Sarah Klein MONDAY, July 5, 2010 (Health.com) — Parents who believe that playing video games is less harmful to their kids’ attention spans than watching TV may want to reconsider—and unplug the Xbox. Video games can sap a child’s attention just as much as the tube, a …

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Children With ADHD at Risk for Depression

Getty Images By Amanda Gardner MONDAY, October 4 (Health.com) — Young children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are roughly four times more likely than their peers to become depressed or attempt suicide in later childhood, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 125 children with ADHD for up to 14 years …

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CDC: Childhood ADHD Rate Rises 22%

Getty Images By Ray Hainer WEDNESDAY, November 10 (Health.com) — Nearly 1 in 10 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the rate appears to be growing, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The …

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FDA Weighs Food Dye, Hyperactivity Link

 Getty Images By Amanda GardnerTUESDAY, March 29, 2011 (Health.com) — Jell-O, Hawaiian Punch, Pop-Tarts, Skittles, and other brightly colored foods designed to appeal to children aren’t exactly health food. But do they make kids hyperactive? Doctors and consumer advocates have long wondered whether hyperactivity might be tied to certain dyes …

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CDC: Autism, ADHD Rates on the Rise

Getty Images By Amanda Gardner MONDAY, May 23, 2011 (Health.com) — The proportion of children and teens in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability such as autism has increased 17% since the late 1990s, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and …

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Can't Focus? How to Tell When It's Time to Try Medication

I really can’t focus and constantly feel frazzled. Would it hurt to try ADHD medication? Before you even think about drugs, it’s important to get the correct diagnosis. Stress and lack of sleep, as well as anxiety or depression, can cause problems with concentration, and all these things require specific …

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How ADHD Is Different in Boys Versus Girls

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests itself differently in the brains of girls than in the brains of boys, new research suggests. The results may help scientists better understand how ADHD affects boys and girls in unique ways, the researchers said. …

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