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ADHD: Behavioral Treatment Could Replace Dangerous Medications

In children with ADHD, behavioral treatment could be safer, and more effective, than prescribed medication. A recent study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, compared children who were treated with ADHD medication with those who were treated with behavioral therapy. When used as an initial treatment, behavioral treatment appeared to be more effective in ...

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ADHD In Girls Leads To Higher Obesity Rates According To Mayo Clinic Researchers

ADHD in girls can lead to obesity in adulthood, according to a new study. Young girls who suffer from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder during childhood are twice as likely to be obese later on in life. Researchers looked at the medical records of 336 children diagnosed with ADHD born between 1976 and 1982, then compared them to 665 kids of the ...

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Delayed Kindergarten Enrollment Dramatically Reduces ADHD In Children, Study Shows

Delaying kindergarten enrollment for one year shows significant mental health benefits for children, according to a recent study. Researchers found that a one-year delay in enrolling a child in kindergarten dramatically reduces inattention and hyperactivity at age seven. Researchers found that children who were held back from kindergarten for as little as one year showed a 73 percent reduction in ...

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Are Energy Drinks Harming Your Children? Study Links ADHD To Sweetened Energy Drinks

Energy drinks and their long-term health effects on children have always been a center of debate and discussion in the United States. While proponents of the theory argue that the ill effects energy drinks cause in children are too meager to be deemed a threat, an equally large number of people hold a completely polar view. According to them, there ...

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ADHD Diagnosis Continues To Soar

The diagnosis of ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, continues to soar. In 1990, 600,000 children were taking medication for the disorder. The number is now more than 3 million. The increased numbers are blamed on awareness and marketing campaigns led by pharmaceutical companies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies ADHD as a neurobehavioral disorder, which is most ...

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