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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore

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By Patrick E. Clarke, Office of CommunicationsStudies suggest that approximately four percent of adults may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD in adults are the same as those in children, but they manifest somewhat differently in adults. Adults with ADHD may have poor time management skills, have trouble with multi-tasking, become restless with downtime, and avoid activities that require sustained concentration.“People are more aware of ADHD. But in a...By Patrick E. Clarke, Office of CommunicationsStudies suggest that approximately four percent of adults may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD in adults are the same as those in children, but they manifest...

ADHD: Treating with Eating?

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Although treating ADHD with dietary changes is controversial, some experts are offering tips that may be helpful for managing the problem.

In recent decades, a number of diet-based treatments for ADHD have gotten heavy attention in the media and online. Some were fads that quickly faded, while others are gaining steam now. In the new issue of the journal Pediatrics, ADHD experts discuss these possibilities:

Fatty acid supplements. One...

Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

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MONDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Some pediatricians continue to do electrocardiograms (EKGs) on children before starting them on medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, new research suggests, even though many experts say the latest evidence shows it isn't really necessary.

Several years ago, reports of sudden death, heart attack and stroke among children and adults taking stimulants to treat ADHD caused alarm among parents and health care providers about the safety of...

Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD

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Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- There's limited evidence that any particular diet or supplement helps kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but at least some research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may help while fatty "Western-style" diets do these children no favors.

Researchers from Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago reviewed previous studies on diets and...

Adults and ADHD

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If you're an adult using an ADHD medication, you'll want to hear this breaking news about whether it could affect your heart.

Kids aren't the only ones taking medication for ADHD. More than 1.5 million adults take these drugs, too! In adults some of the hyperactivity symptoms can kind of subside but the inattention seems to persist and so adults can have difficulty with concentration and poor time management, organization.

However, since common ADHD...