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Child's breathing can be misdiagnosed as ADHD

Two medical issues relating to children - mouth breathing and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - might not appear to have anything in common. However, confusing symptoms can lead to misdiagnosis.

Increase in prescriptions for ADHD treatment drugs

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug treatment prescriptions are up 50 per cent in the UK compared to 2007, new data released by the Care Quality Commission indicates.

Study shows that Ritalin does not improve academic performance

Quebec - A long-term study following the performance of children prescribed Ritalin for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder showed that increased use of the drug led to worse academic achievement; the effect was stronger in boys than in girls.
 

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