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October 09, 2015

Justice Department Weighs in on Kentucky Restraint Case

A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.

October 08, 2015

Young Adults With Disabilities: Moving from 'Struggler' to 'Navigator'

A recent study from the National Center for Learning Disabilities finds that self-confidence, a supportive home live and community connections were closely tied to success for young adults with learning and attention issues.

September 04, 2015

ADHD Evaluations Driven Mainly by Parents, Not Educators, Says CDC Report

About two-thirds of the time, parents are the first ones to have the initial concern that a child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a CDC household survey.

July 02, 2015

ADHD Driving Use of Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions in Children

Many school-age youth are being prescribed antipsychotic medicine without any record of a mental health diagnosis other than ADHD, according to a recent study.

October 29, 2014

Study: High Schoolers with ADHD Receiving Few Evidence-Based Supports

In a long-term study of children with ADHD, researchers found that many students were receiving services that show little effectiveness in improving their academic performance.

September 11, 2014

Exercise Before School Can Ward Off ADHD Symptoms, Study Finds

The findings come from observations of 200 elementary students who participated in vigorous aerobic activity before the school day.

February 25, 2014

Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen Correlated With Development of ADHD

The findings come through a study of more than 64,000 Danish children, many of whom had mothers who took acetaminophen during pregnancy.

May 16, 2013

ADHD Most Prevalent Disorder in Report on Mental Health of Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled data from several sources for this first-ever snapshot of children's mental health.

May 09, 2013

Doctors Deviate From Guidelines When Treating ADHD in Preschoolers

A recent survey shows that many pediatric specialists offer treatment plans for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that differ from recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

April 04, 2013

ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise, New York Times Reports

Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that 11 percent of school-age kids in the U.S.—and one in five boys in high school—have received a medical diagnosis of ADHD.

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