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How to Help Control ADHD With Nutrition

6/9/2007

Any parent would know dealing with children who can be affected by ADHD can be a very demanding, frustrating problem. ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and has become a behavioral disability in up to 5% of the population and is on a global scale. Adults and children alike can suffer with ADHD with symptoms ranging from:-

Inattention Problems consisting of not listening, being easily distracted, a lack of attention to details and being forgetful in activities.

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The Drugging of our Children (Gary Null) (Video)

In the absence of any objective medical tests to determine who has ADD or ADHD, doctors rely in part on standardized assessments and the ...  impressions of teachers and guardians while the they administer leave little room for other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment. Hence, diagnosing a child or adolescent with ADD

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Interesting New Findings on Girls with ADHD

Although it is well established that childhood ADHD and rejection by peer each predict a wide range of future adjustment problems, it is also apparent that some children with these risk factors fare quite well during adolescence.  What helps some youth at risk for negative developmental  outcomes make more satisfactory adjustments while many others do not?  This is an extremely important question as understanding what protects some children with ADHD from developing significant emotional and behavioral problems during adolescence could perhaps help to prevent many more

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FDA Highlights ADHD Drug Warnings

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News

Feb. 21, 2007 -- The FDA today ordered all ADHD drug makers to print patient medication guides warning of possible heart and psychiatric risks associated with the drugs.

Those possible risks are already noted in the warning labels of all drugs approved by the FDA to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

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Understandng the Relationship between ADHD and Depression in Children

Prior research with both community and clinical samples has documented that

rates of depression are significantly higher in children with ADHD than in other children.  This is concerning because children with ADHD and depression, in addition to experiencing greater distress in the present are likely to have greater difficulty over the course of their development.
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ADHD Without Drugs

Posting Date: 09/01/2004

Push to Medicate ADHD Children Ignores Successes of Behavioral Treatments

Teachers nationwide say about five percent of children in their classrooms have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and they estimate another 5 percent have ADHD but are undiagnosed, according to a survey conducted by University at Buffalo graduate student Gregory Fabiano and William Pelham, Jr., UB distinguished professor of psychology, pediatrics and psychiatry.

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Smoking, lead linked to ADHD

By Denise Gellene

Los Angeles Times

One-third of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder cases are linked to prenatal exposures to cigarette smoke or childhood exposures to lead, researchers reported Monday.

The study, led by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, was the first to estimate the number of ADHD cases attributable to environmental toxins.

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Fatty acid supplementation helps children's academics and behavior

Although medication treatment is helpful for an estimated 70 to 90% of children

with ADHD, the development of effective alternative treatments is important for several reasons.  First, even for children who respond well to medication, there often remain residual difficulties that need to be addressed.  Second, some children experience intolerable side effects that preclude the ongoing use of meds.
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New Heart Alert for Some ADHD Drugs

Aug. 22, 2006 -- Amphetamine-based drugs for ADHD, such as Adderall and Dexedrine, now come with a new, expanded 'black box' warning for an increased risk of sudden death in patients with heart problems.

A black box warning is the most serious warning added to a drug's label information.

Earlier this year, two FDA advisory panels recommended new warnings and information for all stimulant drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But the panels didn't quite agree on the warnings.

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