June 2004


The Jury's Still Out on Fish Oil

Studies of omega-3s as a treatment for AD/HD have failed to prove their effectiveness.

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Undertreatment of AD/HD Among African Americans

African Americans with AD/HD are often undertreated due to a lack of access to comprehensive assessment and the right treatment options.

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AD/HD Drugs Slightly Affect Height

Kids who take stimulants experience slightly lower growth as a side effect.

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Can Too Much Television Cause AD/HD?

Research suggests that too much TV can increase a child's risk of showing AD/HD symptoms later in life.

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Massage Benefits AD/HD Students

Researchers have found that twice-weekly massages alleviate symptoms of AD/HD in patients.

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Teachers Pay Attention to Attention Problems First

A survey reveals that teachers are usually the first to suggest that a child be screened for AD/HD.

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Why Some Kids Get Burned

The impulsive nature of children with AD/HD may make some of them more likely to suffer injury due to burns.

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AD/HD Drug Use for Preschoolers Spikes

Spending on AD/HD medication for children under five has jumped dramatically in recent years.

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