October 2005


Canada Reverses Ban on Adderall XR

An independent panel in Canada has reviewed the risks associated with Adderall XR and recommended that officials put it back on the market.

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AD/HD Subtypes Don't Mean Much

Some children switch subtypes--hyperactive, inattentive, or a combination of the two--as they grow older.

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Smoking During Pregnancy Ups Risk for AD/HD

A study suggests a child is more likely to develop AD/HD if the mother smoked during pregnancy.

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Tae Kwon Do Helps Kids Develop Self-Control

Adolescents who participate in martial arts often show reductions in ADHD symptoms, such as hyperactivity and inattention.

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Agency Says 4.4 Million Children Have AD/HD

The CDC reports nearly four and a half million children have been diagnosed with AD/HD.

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Bullies Benefit from Family Therapy

Family therapy can help adolescent bullies improve their behavior.

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TV in the Bedroom Means Lower Grades for Kids

Grade-schoolers with TV sets in their rooms score lower on tests than students without a TV.

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Sensory Intervention Therapy Helps Curb Symptoms of AD/HD

Children who receive sensory intervention therapy may experience significant improvement in their ADHD symptoms.

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Genes Control Response to AD/HD Medication

Research shows that a blood test may reveal how well people with AD/HD respond to medication.

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Do Germs Trigger Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

A recent study found that strep infection doubled the chances of developing OCD or similar disorders.

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