August 2005


Paying for Special Education

Parents of two children diagnosed with dyslexia who attend a special-ed program at a mainstream school can claim tuition as a medical expense.

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AD/HD Affects Boys and Girls Equally

According to a recent study, girls with AD/HD are just as likely as boys to exhibit disruptive behavior and to suffer from a learning disability.

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Behavior Modification Plus Drug Therapy Yields Better Results

Drug treatment combined with behavior modification techniques are more effective than drug therapy alone in treating children with ADHD.

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Copayments for AD/HD Medications on the Rise

Many insurers have increased copayments for some of the most commonly prescribed AD/HD drugs to help control costs.

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Teenage Brains Still Learning to Multitask

Because it can take years for the brain to mature, many children under age 17 continue to have difficulty with strategic thinking.

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Popular Acne Drug Helps Curb Depression in Teens

Accutane may lift teens' moods by reducing acne, but should not be used as a treatment for depression.

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New Take on AD/HD in Adolescents

Many children with AD/HD do not outgrow the disorder, and require continued treatment as adults.

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