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Children of Chemically Intolerant Mothers at Risk for Autism and ADHD
Study results published in the July-August 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine suggest a potential association between maternal chemical intolerance and a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their offspring.
Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), a stimulant usually prescribed to children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may help to improve menopausal women's executive function, a new, small study suggests.
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often fidget, but new research suggests intense fidgeting may actually help them focus on the task at hand.
Misuse of prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall may begin at an earlier age than previously believed, according to research published in the July 1 issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Compared to healthy individuals, ADHD patients are 2 times more likely to die prematurely – and the risk is higher in women and girls.
In contrast to recent studies linking patients who reside in higher elevations with increased rates of depression and suicide, a new study suggests that the prevalence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appears to decrease as altitude increases.
Most children with special health care needs (CSHCN) with current attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive medication treatment or behavioral therapy, according to a study published online March 31 in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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