ADHD by Andrea C. Nakaya

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The incidence of fatal and serious events because of circulatory causes in the study population was low [among those people using stimulants] and seemed similar to national background rates. ” —Almut G. , “Cardiac Safety of Central Nervous System Stimulants in Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,” Pediatrics, December 2007. org. Winterstein et al. are researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Zito is from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

School Youth with ADHD often have difficulty in school because of the symptoms of their disorder. Inattention problems mean that children with ADHD 35 ADHD have difficulty paying attention, are easily distracted, and often fail to finish assignments on time. Hyperactivity can cause fidgeting or even running around the classroom. Finally, impulsivity often means that students with ADHD interrupt the teacher or other students and make careless errors in their schoolwork. Numerous researchers have found that youth with ADHD have lower average grades, more failing grades, more expulsions, increased dropout rates, and are less likely to graduate from high school or college.

How Should ADHD Be Treated? “ Although medication can be effective in treating ADHD symptoms, many parents of ADHD children and adults with ADHD want treatments that can supplement medication or reduce its necessity. ” “ Most children with ADHD benefit from taking medication. . Medications for ADHD are well established and effective. ” How Should ADHD Be Treated? O ne of the most intensive studies of ADHD treatments in the United States is the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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