January 2009


Hyperactive Smokers Have Trouble Quitting

ADHD smokers with elevated hyperactive symptoms have more trouble kicking the habit than those with inattentive symptoms alone.

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    Howie Mandel Leads ADHD Awareness Campaign

    Popular game show host Howie Mandel raises awareness for attention deficit disorder through the “Adult ADD is Real” campaign.

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    Dyscalculia Equals Dyslexia with Math

    Ever wondered why some people are so bad at math? It could be dyscalculia, a learning disorder related to dyslexia.

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    Study Shows Ritalin May Improve ADHD Moms’ Parenting Skills

    New research examines the effects of Ritalin on helping ADHD mothers improve their parenting skills.

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    FDA: ADHD Medication May Cause Hallucinations

    Some ADHD drugs used to treat children with attention deficit may cause hallucinations and other psychiatric side effects, according to the FDA..

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    Report Highlights Problems with ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

    A new report claims that ambiguous ADHD symptoms can make diagnosis and treatment challenging.

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    Help for Parents with Learning Disabilities, ADHD

    A new government plan aims to help parents with learning disabilities strengthen their parenting skills.

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    Memory Pill for ADHD in the Works

    ADHD adults who struggle to remember appointments, names, and keys could get help from a new memory pill currently in development.

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    Baseball’s ADHD Epidemic

    As many as eight percent of professional baseball players claim to have attention deficit disorder.

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    New Drug May Help ADHD Children with Irritability

    A revamped version of a hypertension drug may help children with attention deficit disorder.

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    Treating ADHD with Behavioral Therapy

    Research shows that one of the best ways to treat a child with attention deficit disorder is to treat the parent.

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    New Study Tries to Link Environmental Causes to ADHD

    A new study will follow thousands of children from birth in an attempt to link attention deficit disorder, asthma, autism, and other major health problems to the environment.

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    A Green Treatment for ADHD

    A recent study shows that nature may be a viable treatment for attention deficit disorder in children.

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    Cost of ADHD Medication Adderall May Skyrocket

    According to pharmaceutical industry reports, ADHD drug-maker Shire plans to raise the cost of Adderall 20 percent in coming months.

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    ADHD Study: Meditation Relieves Anxiety in Children

    A small new study reports decreased anxiety and increased attention in children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) who practice meditation each day.

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