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ADHD Drugs and Side Effects in Children

The following table shows various types of approved ADHD treatments and their side effects in children. Stimulants Strattera (atomoxetine) Intuniv (guanfacine) Forms Depending on drug, may be pill, capsule,

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Treating ADHD in Children

The Food and Drug Administration has approved two types of medications—stimulants and non-stimulants—to help reduce the symptoms of ADHD and improve functioning in children as young as 6 years.

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Diagnosing ADHD in Children

Is your child in constant motion? Does he or she talk incessantly? Or have trouble focusing and prefer to daydream? Then your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,

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Work to help your ADHD child

Part 3 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Parents, children, teachers, and doctors should work together as members of a team. Together you can set goals for

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ADHD in the Classroom

Part 6 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Your child’s school may be able to help in many ways. Talk to your child’s teachers about ADHD. Ask

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Getting ADHD Help for Your Child

Getting ADHD Help for Your Child

Part 5 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If you are worried about your child’s behavior, trust your feelings. Ask your child’s doctor for help. Many parents

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ADHD is a treatable condition

ADHD is a treatable condition

Part 4 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD can make children feel bad about themselves. They may see themselves as failures, when they are not. They

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10 signs of ADHD in children

10 signs of ADHD in children

Part 2 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Does your child exhibit any of these behaviors? My child often… is moving something—fingers, hands, arms feet, or legs.

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An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Part 1 of An Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Does this sound like your child: Ricky sits on his hands to stop them from moving. “It’s like I

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The future of schizophrenia research

Part 9 of Schizophrenia. This is an exciting time for schizophrenia research. The outlook for people with schizophrenia has improved during the last 30 years or so. Although there

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The schizophrenic patient’s support system

Part 8 of Schizophrenia. Family and friends can also help patients set realistic goals and regain their ability to function in the world. Support for those with mental disorders

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Schizophrenia treatments

Part 7 of Schizophrenia. Because the causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, current treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease. Everyone Responds differently To Anti-Psychotic Medicaton. Antipsychotic

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What causes schizophrenia?

Part 3 of Schizophrenia. Like many other illnesses, schizophrenia is believed to result from a combination of environmental and genetic factors. All the tools of modern science are being

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Schizophrenia and brain chemistry

Part 6 of Schizophrenia. It is likely that an imbalance in the complex, interrelated chemical reactions of the brain involving the neurotransmitters dopamine and glutamate (and possibly others) plays

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Schizophrenia and substance abuse

Part 5 of Schizophrenia. Some people who abuse drugs show symptoms similar to those of schizophrenia, and people with schizophrenia may be mistaken for people who are high on

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Who gets schizophrenia? When does it start?

Part 4 of Schizophrenia. Psychotic symptoms (such as hallucinations and delusions) usually emerge in men in their late teens and early 20s and in women in their mid-20s to

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What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Part 2 of Schizophrenia. The symptoms of schizophrenia fall into three broad categories: Positive symptoms are unusual thoughts or perceptions, including hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, and disorders of movement.

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What is schizophrenia?

Part 1 of Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has been recognized throughout recorded history. It affects about 1 percent of Americans. People with

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Getting Help for Bipolar Disorder

Part 7 of Bipolar Disorder. Anyone with bipolar disorder should be under the care of a psychiatrist skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Other mental health

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Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Part 6 of Bipolar Disorder. Most people with bipolar disorder-even those with the most severe forms-can achieve substantial stabilization of their mood swings and related symptoms with proper treatment.

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What Causes Bipolar Disorder?

Part 5 of Bipolar Disorder. Scientists are learning about the possible causes of bipolar disorder through several kinds of studies. Most scientists now agree that there is no single

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Part 4 of Bipolar Disorder. Both children and adolescents can develop bipolar disorder. It is more likely to affect the children of parents who have the illness. Unlike many

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The Course of Bipolar Disorder

Part 3 of Bipolar Disorder. Episodes of mania and depression typically recur across the life span. Between episodes, most people with bipolar disorder are free of symptoms, but as

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Bi-Polar Disorder and Suicide

Part 2 of Bipolar Disorder. Some people with bipolar disorder become suicidal. Anyone who is thinking about committing suicide needs immediate attention, preferably from a mental health professional or

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Bi-Polar Disorder: Symptoms and Introduction

Bi-Polar Disorder: Symptoms and Introduction

Part 1 of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

When Worry Gets Out of Control: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Injuries & ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

Injuries & ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

Children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can have more frequent and severe injuries than peers without ADHD. Injuries and Hospital Use in Children and Adolescents Research indicates that

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