March 2010

Health Care Reform and Parity Law Are Game-Changers for the Mental Health Community, But it's a Wait-and-See Game

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), parents of ADD/ADHD children, and the larger mental health community have much to celebrate, but has health care gone far enough?

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    IVF Babies' Risk for ADHD: Eleven Times Higher Than in Traditional Births

    Children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) appear to have a higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), new research suggests.

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    The Link Between ADHD, Poor Sleep, Attentiveness, and Impulsivity

    Does attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) affect your child’s sleeping behavior? And in turn, does poor sleep affect attentiveness and impulsivity? New research points to a connection between sleep problems and ADD/ADHD.

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    Are Parents Overmedicating ADHD Children?

    Why the media -- and society -- perpetuate the myth that mental health conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) aren't real and that overly competitive, or "bad" parents are to blame for the rise in diagnosing and medicating children.

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    Intuniv: ADHD Medication for Kids

    This non-stimulant prescription drug is a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) children ages 6 to 17 approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2009.

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