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Adults with ADHD? 1 in 4 may be faking it

Amid what some claim is a growing epidemic of ADHD diagnoses, a new study finds that almost one in four adults who show up in doctors' offices seeking treatment may be exaggerating, or even faking, their symptoms. Full story

Why is There a Shortage of ADHD Drugs?

U.S. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Pharmacies in Indiana and across the country are running low on medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Full story

Premature birth may increase risk of ADHD

The earlier babies are born, the more likely they are to later get a prescription for ADHD medication, according to a new study from Sweden. Full story

Shortage of ADHD drugs gives parents the jitters

Nationwide shortages of popular drugs used to treat ADD and ADHD are sending parents scrambling, with some combing multiple pharmacies for the Adderall and Ritalin that keep their kids calm. Full story

Clearing the Mind: How the Brain Cuts the Clutter

Newly discovered neurons in the front of the brain act as the bouncers at the doors of the senses, letting in only the most important of the trillions of signals our bodies receive. Problems with these neurons could be the source of some symptoms of diseases like attention deficit disorder and schiz Full story

Secondhand smoke may affect kids' mental health

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breathing secondhand smoke could increase a child's risk of mental and behavioral disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a new study. Full story

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  FDA: Further study needed on food dyes

An FDA panel on Thursday concluded that there's not enough evidence to prove a link between food dyes and ADHD in kids to require warnings on food packages. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

  FDA investigates food dye-ADHD link

The Food and Drug Administration will reconsider whether there might be a link between the artificial dyes found in many foods and ADHD in kids. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

  Mom: 'I threw out 80 percent of my kitchen'

Mother of two, Jackie Jackson Vann describes her son's struggle with ADHD and her experience taking her family off of all food dyes and synthetic additives.

  November 10: Nightly News Wednesday broadcast

DEBT COMMISSION, Lisa Myers; DEFICIT PANEL, David Gregory; LONDON PROTESTS, Brian Williams; MISSILE TRAILGATE, Jim Miklaszewski; CARGO BOMB, Brian Williams; CRUISE SHIP, Brian Williams; EDUCATION NATION, Rehema Ellis; ADHD, Brian Williams; CIGARETTE WARNING LABELS, Tom Costello; PLANE PILLOW FIGHT,

  Is ADHD often misdiagnosed?

A new study finds that many children labeled as ADHD may be misdiagnosed. WNDU's Maureen McFadden reports.

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