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  • CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy

    Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.

  • Mr. Dad: Child needs activities to suit his gifts

    Dear Mr. Dad: There’s something going on with our 9-year-old son. He reads at a high-school level, does the most amazing math calculations in his head, and is a wonderful …

  • Detection of ADHD in girls lags frighteningly

    The diagnoses and treatment of medical conditions seem always to be growing by leaps and bounds. But the understanding of girls and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) – now more commonly …

  • Study links pesticides, kids’ ADHD

    CHICAGO – A new analysis of U.S. health data links children’s attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. While the study couldn’t prove that pesticides …

  • College students’ cheap fix

    By her sophomore year of college, Kaley, a Washington State University student, routinely popped the prescription drug Adderall to help her study. The 20-year-old has never had a prescription for …

  • Yoga can be an effective therapy for children with special needs

    As she stands on her tiptoes – stretching her arms and legs and lengthening her entire body – 9-year-old Samantha Carlson takes a deep breath and smiles. “Stretch out high,” …



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