December 2006

Medication OK for Preschoolers

Children under the age of six can benefit from low doses of stimulants, even if they experience greater side effects than older kids.

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Industrial Chemicals Causing Pandemic of Brain Disorders

Prenatal and childhood exposure to toxic chemicals may be a significant cause of ADHD and other brain disorders.

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Youngsters Lack Understanding of Mental Illness

Children are likely to shun other kids who have mental illness and to fail to seek help for their own health problems, because they harbor misconceptions about those illnesses, including ADHD and depression.

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Diagnostic Criteria May Be Missing ADHD in Many Adults

Adult ADDers who develop symptoms after childhood may be going undiagnosed, because the criteria used to identify the disorder were developed primarily with children in mind.

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