Monthly Archives: February 2016

New approach to ADHD

ADHD tends to run in families. When a child starts showing symptoms, the traditional approach is to treat the child. A Seattle Children’s researcher is turning that thinking upside down, looking at whether it makes more sense to focus on … Continue reading

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Misuse Of ADHD Drugs By Young Adults Drives Rise In ER Visits

It’s no secret that stimulant medications such as Adderall that are prescribed to treat symptoms of ADHD are sometimes used as “study drugs” aimed at boosting cognitive performance. And emergency room visits linked to misuse of the drug are on … Continue reading

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Can essential oils help with ADHD?

Doctors say there isn’t the research to support essential oils as a treatment for ADHD, but a Wellington mother says it’s helping her son. Jay Sweet, 11, enjoys sitting on the couch with his friend watching YouTube. This is something … Continue reading

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MUSC scientists study iron levels in brain to diagnose ADHD in children

There is no precise diagnosis. There is no cure. There is no way to scientifically prove that a disorder allegedly affecting more than 6 million Americans even exists. Joseph Helpern and his colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina … Continue reading

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Overly critical parenting linked with persistent ADHD in kids

If you’ve ever plopped down on your bed exhausted after chasing around your inattentive and hyperactive kid all day and wondered with self-doubt — “Could it possibly be me?” — a new study gives some credence to your worst fears. While scientists still haven’t determined … Continue reading

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What parents need to know about ADHD in kids?

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become the neuro-behavioral disorder that is most commonly diagnosed in U.S. children. There are many studies that focus on the ADHD and parents need to stay informed about the most recent findings. For instance, a … Continue reading

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Does Nutrition Play a Role in ADHD?

There’s no evidence that the behavioral disorder ADHD is caused by diet. However, research suggests that for some people, dietary changes can improve symptoms. In fact, a substantial amount of research has examined how nutrition affects ADHD. The exact cause … Continue reading

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Reconsidering How ADHD is Diagnosed

Every year, thousands of Iowa children are diagnosed with ADHD, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. While the condition is common and one of the most studied disorders in medicine, it still remains controversial. On the recent edition of Talk of Iowa, host … Continue reading

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Nonadherence to ADHD Meds: Red Flag for Illicit Drug Use?

Urine screens of patients prescribed medications for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show that nonadherence is common, and those who who do not adhere to their regimens show increased rates of illicit drug use compared with their compliant counterparts, … Continue reading

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Do you know that lead can pass from a mother to her unborn baby and cause irreversible damage?

According to Center of Disease Control and Prevention if you are pregnant you should take the responsibility of avoiding lead exposure to prevent lead poisoning to yourself and your unborn baby @ http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/pregnant.htm Are You Pregnant? Prevent Lead Poisoning. Start … Continue reading

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