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Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows. The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with ADHD as...
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Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
This story would be funny if it weren't so sad. Texas Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel was suspended from the team on Friday because he substituted his urine sample for a teammate's to prevent the teammate from failing a drug test. Problem: Knebel's urine...
Latrice lifts the sleeve of her gray sweatshirt to reveal small, dark lines — scars from slicing her forearm over and over to drown out pain from years of sexual abuse. She says she was an alcoholic, dropped out of school in the eighth grade and got...
By Melissa HealyProblems with stimulant medications used to treat symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are sending an increasing number of Americans to emergency departments for treatment, a new government report warns. Between 2005 and 2010,...
Four in 10 kids who get a diagnosis of either depression or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) end up getting both diagnoses sometime in their young lives. That means a lot will spend some part of their adolescence taking two psychiatric...
The brains of experienced meditators appear to be fitter, more disciplined and more "on task" than do the brains of those trying out meditation for the first time. And the differences between the two groups are evident not only during meditation, when...
Children taking stimulant medications to quell symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a very low risk of suffering heart attack, stroke or sudden, unexplained death, and the probability that they will suffer such a crisis ...
Pop & HissWhether or not youâre a fan of the genre-juggling merits of N.E.R.D., itâs impossible to deny the group's influence on the Knux, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi and dozens of others. During an era when rap reveled in steroids and squat-addled......
The Fabulous ForumFor the fourth consecutive season, more than 100 major league players were cleared to take drugs for attention deficit disorder under baseball's drug policy. The significant use of ADD drugs, perceived as a way to skirt baseball's amphetamine ban,...
Opinion L.A.Back in the 1970s, when Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was called (lower-cased) hyperactivity, worried parents attended many a meeting touting the Feingold Diet, which called for easing symptoms by having children eat foods without artificial...
Booster ShotsPsychiatrists struggling to draft a new manual to diagnose mental illness haven't agreed it's a mental illness yet. But mental health professionals are already gauging, parsing and analyzing Internet addiction, which bears all the hallmarks of addictive...
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