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FEBRUARY 2017 | ADDitude
ADHD Research Digest
Monthly News and Analysis for ADHD Clinicians
Large Imaging Study Shows Structural Brain Differences in People with ADHD
Critical areas of the brain are smaller in people with ADHD, researchers say, proving that the oft-marginalized condition should be regarded as a brain-based disorder.

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Over 6 Million Physician Office Visits for ADHD in Children and Adolescents Aged 4-17 During 2012-2013
The CDC reports ADHD physician visit rates are twice as high for boys as for girls.

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New Research Points to Early B-Vitamin Therapy for ADHD Patients
We know that dietary supplements like B vitamins improve symptoms of ADHD in some patients. A new study suggests this may be true because people with ADHD have naturally lower levels of these key nutrients in their brains and bodies, and that early vitamin treatment may make a difference.

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Prenatal Exposure to Common Low-Calorie Sweetener May Be Linked to ADHD
An unexpected link between ADHD and the low-calorie sweetener glycyrrhizin — the active ingredient in licorice candy — adds this common sugar replacement to the list of foods to avoid during pregnancy.

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The Anti-ADHD Diet?
Eating lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains, nuts, and legumes may make it less likely that a child will be diagnosed with ADHD.

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Income Levels Linked to Incidence of ADHD, Asthma, and Autism in Children
Children are affected differently by mental and physical disorders, depending on their family's income.

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Pharma Trial Suggests Dyanavel XR Is Safe and Effective for Treating ADHD in Children
A medication manufacturer says recent studies show its newly released liquid ADHD medication can be used safely and effectively to treat children.

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