July 2008


Obesity in ADHD Kids

A new study examines the risk for children with ADHD to be either overweight or underweight.

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CDC Finds Growing Number of ADHD Diagnoses in Older Kids

Study finds the rate of ADHD in children 12 and older increasing, while it remains steady for younger children.

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Middle School Transition Affects ADHD Symptoms

ADHD symptoms may increase during this shift, a new study suggests.

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Vyvanse Approved for Adult Use

Shire Pharmaceuticals began selling Vyvanse as a treatment for adult ADHD on July 22.

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A Fresh Look at the Role of Technology in ADHD Treatment

A new survey touts the therapeutic effects of video games, and a pharmaceutical giant reaches out through a social-networking site.

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Dopamine Protein Abnormality Linked to ADHD

A genetic variant in dopamine transporters may be a factor in the development of ADHD.

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Study Assesses Cost of Raising a Special Needs Child

Out of pocket costs for parents vary by state, researchers find.

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New Research Assesses the Most Common Disorders to Co-Occur with ADHD

While ODD is prevalent among some subtypes, depression and anxiety also affect a significant proportion of children with ADHD.

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Teens with ADHD Have More Anger Than Peers, Study Suggests

Emotional dysregulation may be an important part of ADHD in adolescence.

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New Study Aims to Improve ADHD Treatment by Community Physicians

Community-wide training for primary care physicians seems to improve diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.

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