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Restrictive Diet Helps ADHD Kids Mellow Out, Study Shows

Do certain foods cause ADHD symptoms? This study says yes. Credit: Corbis
For dinner tonight, we have lettuce, carrots, rice and other other yummy hypoallergenic foods -- topped off with a nice tall glass of water.
And for dessert ....
Steady diet of rabbit food calms down hyper kids.

Crossing Lines in the Ritalin Wars: One Mother's Perspective

Katherine Ellison writes about her son in her memoir "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention." Courtesy Katherine Ellison I once lost a friend whom I had berated for "drugging" his son who had been diagnosed with ADHD -- a story I tell in my...Why this mother changed her mind about treating her child's disorder with drugs.

Kids With ADHD Face More Learning Disabilities and Other Woes, Study Says

Two-thirds of U.S. kids with ADHD have higher odds of suffering from other conditions. Credit: Getty If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he or she may face more struggles, as researchers are ...Two-thirds of American children with ADHD have higher odds of suffering from learning disabilities and anxiety.

Restricted Food Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

c Food allergies could be causing your child's ADHD symptoms. Credit: Achim Sass, Getty
If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may want to consider an alternative course of treat...
A new study suggests that a special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with ADHD.

ADHD or Paranoid Parents? One or the Other Is Increasing

Study shows that more kids are being diagnosed with ADHD Credit: Kevin Wolf, AP images for SEARS Holdings Corp This just in: The number of kids with attention deficit disorder is ... What's this? Gwyneth Paltrow stole the show at the...The rate of attention-deficit disorder among kids is ... Hey, a new "SpongeBob" episode? No way!

Katherine Ellison, Author of 'Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention,' Understands Distraction

Katherine Ellison deals with ADHD in many different ways. Credit: Nick Rozsa
You don't have to have Attention Deficit Disorder to get a lot out of "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention," the new memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine...
Ellison makes a point in her book that our entire society -- this writer included -- is growing increasingly prone to distraction.

ADHD in Childhood Associated With Risk of Depression and Suicide, Study Says

Early intervention may help kids who develop depression concurrently with ADHD. Credit: Getty Images
Young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempt...
Young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempts five to 13 years after they are diagnosed, according to a report released today.

ADHD is Genetic, Study Shows

ADHD isn't caused by bad parenting or a poor diet. Credit: Getty Images
It's all in the genes. Or so says a new study, which researchers believe provides the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- commonly kno...
This is the first direct evidence that ADHD is a brain development disorder, researchers write in a new study.

Kids Might Get Slapped With ADHD Label for Just Being Kids

Does your kid really have ADHD, or is he just immature? Credit: Getty Images
About 10 years ago, The Onion reported on a shocking increase in what it called "Youthful Tendency Disorder." The parody newspaper "reported" there was a near-epide...

When Sleepaway Camp Becomes an ADHD Medication Vacation

School's out for summer, but what about the meds? Credit: Getty Images
This year, parents of kids going to Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in the Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains can't say they didn't get the memo. An e-mail went out recently st...

Boy, 14, Allegedly Tattooed Against His Will By Bullies

A 14-year-old boy in Concord, N.H., claims he was bullied into getting a tattoo on his buttocks May 10. His father tells the local paper, the New Hampshire Union Leader, that bullies at Concord High School threatened to beat the boy if he did...

Ambidextrous Kids May be at Higher Risk for ADHD

Being able to use both your left and right hand equally well -- or being ambidextrous -- may seem like a cool thing. And it is. But there might be a downside. The latest issue of the journal Pediatrics reports that researchers found ambidextr...

Study Shows Prevelance of Mental Disorders Among American Kids

The numbers may seem surprising: A new study finds that about 13 percent of American kids have at least one mental disorder (including ADHD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and conduct disorder), but only half of those kids are getting trea...

Why Can't My Asperger's Son Be Mainstreamed in School?

Dear AdviceMama, The school district wants to put my son in a self-contained class all day at school. What is the best way to fight this? He has Asperger's, ADHD, and some behavior problems, but he is very smart (tested above average on their ...

ADHD Drugs Linked to Kids' Deaths

For parents of kids with ADHD, medication can often seem like a godsend. Recent studies have shown that kids who take these drugs specifically for a diagnosed condition perform better in school, for example. But a new study released this week in the ...

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