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Attention deficit disorder often lasts past childhood, study says

ADHD - LA Times

Researchers find a majority of children with ADHD have continued symptoms, or symptoms of another psychiatric disorder, in adulthood. Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder frequently persists into adulthood, bringing heightened risks of additional psychiatric issues and nearly five times the risk of suicide, according to a 20-year study that followed children diagnosed with the disorder.


Study: ADHD drugs don't raise heart risks for kids

Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the largest safety study of these drugs concludes.


New ADHD guidelines: Kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can now be diagnosed in children as young as 4 and as old as 18, according to the nation's largest organization of pediatricians.


Kids with ADHD more likely to use drugs, analysis finds

They're up to three times more likely to use substances nicotine, cocaine and marijuana in adolescence and as young adults, research suggests. ...


Adults with ADHD? 1 in 4 may be faking it

Adults with ADHD? 1 in 4 may be faking it

Amid what some claim is a growing epidemic of ADHD diagnoses, a new study finds that almost one in four adults who show up in doctors' offices seeking treatment may be exaggerating, or even faking, their symptoms.


Shortage of ADHD drugs gives parents the jitters

Nationwide shortages of popular drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD are sending parents scrambling, with some combing multiple pharmacies for the Adderall and Ritalin that keep their kids calm.


Food coloring linked to ADHD? Ditch those gummy bears - CBS News

If you are worried about your child and ADHD, it might be time to ditch the gummy bears and other colorful treats. This week an FDA advisory panel will decide whether available data links artificial food dyes and the disorder.


Parent training for ADHD families

Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could soon be offered parenting classes.


Research links pesticides with ADHD in children

Research links pesticides with ADHD in children

A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits ...

Senh: The article recommends that people buy organically grown fruits and vegetables for their kids. Farmers' markets or locally grown fruits and vegetables are good alternatives too.


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