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The Price of ADHD Business | US Daily Review

From usdailyreview.com

The Price of ADHD Business author: brionnamuyco 9:20 am EST March 17, 2014 By: Frank J. Granett R.ph, USDR Contributor *Sponsored Over 12 million children and young adults consume ADHD stimulant and psychiatric medications in the United States. Pharmaceutical corporations generated near 9 billion dollars in 2012 for ADHD stimulant…

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over 3 years
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How Executive Dysfunction Can Cause Trouble Making Friends

From ncld.org

Children are expected to mature cognitively and emotionally as well as physically. Generally, as children grow older, their executive function skills like planning, organizing, strategizing and self-monitoring improve. But many children with learning disabilities (LD) and ADHD lag behind their peers in these skills.

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almost 4 years
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Recognizing Child ADHD Symptoms - RealAge

From realage.com

The estimated number of kids with ADHD varies based on the source — the American Psychological Association says 3-7% of kids are affected, while parent surveys from the Centers for Disease Control say 9.5% of kids 4 to 17 are diagnosed ADHD. The bottom line? ADHD affects millions of U.S.

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over 4 years
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Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College

From usnews.com

By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) — For students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, making the transition to college can be especially difficult. But by adopting certain strategies, such as sticking to a structured daily schedule and tapping into the university's disability support services, freshman with…

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over 4 years
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Generic A.D.H.D. Drug, Not Equivalent to the Brand, Is in Use Anyway

By Katie Thomas — From nytimes.com

— When Dr. Louis Kraus, a chief of child psychiatry at a hospital in Chicago, writes prescriptions for patients who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, he often chooses Concerta, an extended-release form of the drug Ritalin that gives patients relief from their symptoms for as long as…

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about 2 years
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The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

From nytimes.com

The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign After more than 50 years leading the fight to legitimize attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Keith Conners could be celebrating. Severely hyperactive and impulsive children, once shunned as bad seeds, are now recognized as having a real neurological problem.

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over 3 years
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9 Ways to Focus Right Now: Harness the Power of ADHD Fidgeting

From additudemag.com

Attention deficit children and adults can actually improve focus by multi-tasking sometimes. These secondary ''fidget'' activities may be the key to improving your or your child's ADHD attention and focus. ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information for adults and children from experts in attention deficit and learning disabilities like dyslexia.

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over 4 years
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Reframing ADHD - Smart Kids with LD " Smart Kids With LD

From smartkidswithld.org

By Ellen Littman, Ph.D. Most parents of children with ADHD worry about their child's potential for success. The truth is there are countless powerful, confident, high-achieving leaders who have managed to capitalize on behaviors associated with ADHD.

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over 4 years
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Coaching Organizational Skills To ADD/ADHD Children

From addandsomuchmore.com

Overcoming the Biggest Roadblock to Young Success Guest blogger: Dr. Steven Richfield Of all the struggles associated with ADD/ADHD, organizational problems create the greatest havoc in children's academic lives. Forgotten or misplaced homework assignments, lost supplies, poor long term planning, and underestimating task demands are a few of the typical…

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over 4 years