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Attention Deficit Disorders
Diet 'Main Cause of ADHD'
Study conclusively links ADHD and diet in many children.
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Success in Adulthood Linked to Childhood Impulsivity
What if an individual's success and health could be traced back to a childhood single factor? According to new research, it can.
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ADHD Drivers At Higher Risk For Accidents
A Canadian study finds that teen boys with ADHD face a higher risk for traffic accidents. Should individuals with ADHD have to prove they are competent before getting behind the wheel?
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U.S. ADHD Rates Approach 10 Percent
A survey of U.S. households shows that rates of ADHD have risen drastically.
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Why Are Youngest Students 50 Percent More Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD?
Are students being wrongly diagnosed with ADHD? A new study finds that children born the day before the cut-off date are 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than students born the day after.
Do Pesticides Cause ADHD?
A new study links pesticide exposure to ADHD in children. Could an all organic diet be the answer?
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ADHD Study Shows Behavior Modification As Effective As Pills
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may benefit as much from learning skills to cope with attention deficit as they do from taking ADHD drugs.
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ADHD: An Evolutionary Advantage?
In today's society, impulsivity and continuous need for novelty are traits likely to be associated with little more than job loss. However, in other eras of human existence, such traits might have been an individual's key to survival: Research published in ...
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ADHD Increases Risk for Bulimia
Impulsiveness associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) puts teen girls with attention problems at a substantial risk for eating disorders, shows a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
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Bullying Both A Cause and Effect of ADHD
Research appearing in February's Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology shows that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to be bullies--and to have been bullied.
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Guidelines for Psychopharmacological Treatment of Young Children Released
In light of a recent increase in the number of children aged 3 to 6 receiving psychiatric medication, medical professionals have released a set of treatment guidelines.
ADHD Brains Mature Three Years Later
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder delays development of certain regions of the brain by an average of three years shows a study of 446 youth with and without the disorder.
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PsychBriefs: October 21-27, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work.
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Research Identifies Natural Treatments for ADHD, Compulsive Gambling
Findings to be published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience report that an extract from French maritime pine trees called Pycnogenol may help ease the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study examined 57 Slovakian children...
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Maternal Depression May Predict Behavior in ADHD Kids
A mother's mental health is crucial to any child, but for children with ADHD, it may be the difference between a smooth childhood and one filled with errant behaviors such as fighting, bullying and theft, shows University of Maryland research published in t...
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Use of ADHD Drugs Triples Around the World
Just weeks after the FDA decided to require that ADHD drugs be labeled to warn patients of potentially fatal psychiatric and cardiovascular symptoms, the University of California, Berkeley has publised a country-by-country analysis which shows that use of t...
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Parents of ADHD Children Also Taking Medication
Parents of children prescribed drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more than nine times likely than other parents to also take the drugs, says a study by Medco Health Solutions. Moreover, if one parent and child in the househo...
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