“Stimulant treatment for ADHD may also reduce smoking risk”

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This May 12, 2014 article found on the MNT website talks about a possible link between treating kids who have ADHD with stimulants and a decreased risk of starting smoking.  While researchers aren’t clear on why this connection exists and feel more research is needed to figure out the link, they do feel there is some connection between the two things even if they don’t understand it yet.

English: Adderall

English: Adderall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in ADHD diagnosis”

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This February 16, 2014 Penn State News article talks about a recent study that offers some insight into the reasons race and ethnic background may play a role in whether or not a child with ADHD is officially diagnosed with the disorder.

 

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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“Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?”

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This December 2, 2013 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about recent research that shows a possible correlation between levels of iron in the brain and ADHD.