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Latest Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder controversies Stories

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2011-08-19 07:07:04

The diagnoses of children with ADHD increased from 7% to 9% from 1998-2000 through 2007-2009.

2011-08-17 12:10:15

A study using mice provides insight into how a specific receptor subtype in the brain could play a role in increasing a person's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

2011-07-11 00:00:29

WellStep Atlanta, a medical and behavioral treatment center in Roswell, Georgia, located in suburban north Atlanta announces the opening of the first multidisciplinary clinic specializing in ADHD-ADD.

2011-06-20 08:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, is helping to raise awareness among young adults and adults about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through a new national education campaign called "Own It" that launched today.

2011-06-09 14:58:04

In a study published today in the Clinical Neuropsychologist (e-publication ahead of print), researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found differences in the brain development of preschool children with symptoms of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

2011-05-31 16:55:28

Analysis of data from two long-term studies of the impact of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on the development of psychiatric disorders in young adults confirms that ADHD alone significantly increases the risk of cigarette smoking and substance abuse in both boys and girls.

2011-05-25 17:46:00

SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Students with ADHD struggle with the difficult transition from high school to higher education. Studies indicate that between 50 to 95 percent(1) of college students with ADHD drop out.

2011-05-16 15:18:19

Despite recent concerns that medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could increase the risk of cardiovascular events in children and adolescents, an observational study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and HealthCore Inc. finds they are no more likely to die from a severe cardiovascular event than those who do not take the drugs.

2011-05-16 09:30:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children taking medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder suffered no more from serious heart problems or heart-related deaths than those who were not taking ADHD medications, according to a study published online today in the journal, Pediatrics. The study, co-authored by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and HealthCore Inc., drew data from the largest population--241,417 children and adolescents--studied to date to...

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2011-05-16 12:26:25

Scientists said on Monday that kids who take drugs to treat ADHD do not appear to have a higher risk of heart problems or death.


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