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ADD / ADHD

Effects of a restricted elimination diet on the behaviour of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

The effects of a restricted elimination diet in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have mainly been investigated in selected subgroups of patients. We aimed to investigate whether there is a connection between diet and behaviour in an unselected group of children.

Younger schoolchildren more likely to be falsely diagnosed with ADHD

Children born during the summer are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children born later in the school year, according to a study conducted by researchers from North Carolina State University and published in the Journal of Health Economics.

Brain Drain or Brain Gain—Do ADHD or Alzheimer’s Drugs Make You Smarter? And Are You Suffering From Nervousness or Anxiety?

New Scientist magazine recently published an article on the science of the brain. They said for mental fatigue, better concentration, and easier recall, we might turn to today’s prescription drugs.

Chemical pesticides linked to ADHD in children

Exposure to pesticides may be one of the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Adderall has extreme side effects, but FDA says keep taking it

The attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall is known to cause serious physical side effects including heart attack, stroke, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, and even sudden death.

Millions of children misdiagnosed with ADHD for being younger than their classmates

Research out of Michigan State University (MSU) has revealed that nearly a million children, and counting, may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) simply for being younger, and thus more immature, than the other kids in their grade.

Big Pharma trying to stop long-term safety studies of ADHD drugs (Ritalin, Concerta)

A confidential document, now made public by a Swedish court, tells how pharmaceutical companies (calling themselves the “Consortium”) are trying to stop long-term safety studies of ADHD drugs (Ritalin, Concerta)

Is autism just the new ADHD?

By Dana Blankenhorn | Oct 5, 2009

A report in the journal Pediatrics says that over 1% of all children born in 1996 may have been diagnosed with autism. It is causing enormous controversy. (Photograph by the author.)

Some of the controversy might go away if the whole release were understood. The same report showed 40% of parents whose kids were diagnosed as autistic presently saw no autism in their kids.

Autism is not thought to be curable.