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  • Tylenol during Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD

    Tylenol during Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of ADHD
    For both of my pregnancies, I got headaches. There didn't seem to be any specific triggers for me, they just popped up randomly, and with a vengeance. I asked my OB/GYN what I could take, and they ok'ed Tylenol for me.  Frankly, I don't know what I...
  • CT Mom Builds Video Game To Combat ADHD

    CT Mom Builds Video Game To Combat ADHD
    Darien mom, Candice Hughes, has launched a campaign on Indiegogo to make her idea a reality.  This neuroscientist and entrepreneur has developed a video game for teens and tweens with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).   The game is...
  • Older dads' kids more vulnerable to mental disorders

    A child born to a father 45 or older is three and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, more than 13 times more likely to have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and almost 25 times more likely to suffer from bipolar...
  • Children diagnosed with ADHD may continue to have symptoms into adulthood

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our son was diagnosed at the age of 9 with ADHD. He's now 13 and doing well but is still on medication. Will he need to continue taking the medication until adulthood, or do children usually outgrow the condition as they mature? ANSWER:...
  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
  • Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds

    Acetaminophen in pregnancy linked to ADHD in kids, study finds
    Pregnant women have long been assured that acetaminophen can treat their aches, pains and fevers without bringing harm to the babies they carry. Now researchers say they have found a strong link between prenatal use of the medication and cases of...
  • Re-open debate about ADHD rates

    According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every 10 American children over the age of three has been diagnosed with ADHD. Before turning 18, nearly 14 percent of children will have been diagnosed. Most...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says

    Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says
    Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military's assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8%...
  • Orioles' Troy Patton won't pitch much -- if at all -- in spring training games

    Orioles' Troy Patton won't pitch much -- if at all -- in spring training games
    Left-handed relief pitcher Troy Patton said he’s not sure what his spring will be like, but he understands that getting him work is not a priority for the Orioles. “It’s going to be kind of interesting to see how Buck [Showalter]...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Fight worries over food additives with a healthy diet

    Q: Do synthetic dyes, flavors and preservatives make the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) worse? A: There is little agreement on how such additives might contribute to ADHD symptoms in children. Many studies on this issue are...
  • Federal agencies weigh in on Bay Area juvenile hall lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have weighed in on a federal lawsuit that alleges teens with disabilities were kept in solitary confinement for extended periods at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall and denied legally...