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ADHD Drugs Not Helping Pre-Schoolers


A new study finds a large majority of pre-school age children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD , are not being helped by treatment. The study from the journal of the American Academy of Child and Adult Psychiatry found that 90 percent of the children followed by researchers still had difficulties with ADHD symptoms six years after their diagnosis and medication. Those symptoms include impulse control, inattentiveness and over -activity . Researchers say the study leads them to believe that current medications for ADHD may not be enough to combat the disorder, though they admit some trouble could be due to wrong drugs or dosages being prescribed.

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