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Should Your ADHD Child Eat More Omega-3s?

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle on a daily basis to focus, to get things done, and to behave appropriately. If you are the parent of a child with this disorder, you know the challenges it presents. Medicating ADHD kids has long been the prevalent treatment choice, but there have also been plenty of …

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Adult ADHD Linked to Severe Eating Disorders

Adult ADHD is the general term for cases of the childhood condition attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder that continue to produce significant symptoms in adulthood. Modern studies indicate that 30 percent to 60 percent of children with ADHD also experience the adult form of the disorder. According to the results of a new study published in July …

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Teens Are Faking ADHD Symptoms to Get Adderall

When a medication is effective, we give thanks. Drugs that can alleviate problem symptoms help patients live normal lives and restore a positive and hopeful outlook that brings many other desired outcomes. But when good medications are misused, everyone suffers. Patients are greeted with more skepticism and eventually medications become harder to obtain.  Doctors are …

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Five Mental Disorders Are ‘Linked’ Through Our Genes

Researchers are constantly seeking clues that may unlock the mysteries of mental illness. A recent discovery about a genetic link between five major disorders has great potential for helping professionals find better ways to treat and diagnose mental illness. Scientists found genetic links between the following disorders: attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia. …

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Important Distinctions Between OCD and ADHD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are two well-known conditions that can significantly alter normal mental function in affected individuals. While the two conditions are distinct, they can produce symptoms that strongly resemble each other in a variety of ways. For this reason, doctors sometimes mistake OCD for ADHD—or vice versa—when making their …

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Most Children With ADHD Face Mental Health Woes as Adults, Study Finds

New research has determined that ADHD, a developmental disorder most associated with childhood, is a problem for adults as well. A new study, the largest to date into the effects of ADHD over the long term, has found that a significant number of children with ADHD still suffer from it in adulthood. The authors of …

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Teens With ADHD at Risk of Substance Abuse

ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a fairly common condition characterized by varying degrees of hyperactivity, lack of impulse control and an inability to maintain focus or attention. The disorder typically arises in childhood and may or may not continue into adolescence or adulthood. In early 2013, a multi-university research team released the results of a …

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