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ByALA... Posted on 10/23/12 at 8:20 AM
As a college student 30 years ago, Amy Litzinger had trouble concentrating. “It was really hard to stay focused,” she said. Litzinger didn’t know it, but she had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, a brain-based medical disorder that probably started, undiagnosed, in childhood and stayed with her into adulthood.
Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the largest safety study of these drugs concludes.
Federal health regulators are urging parents to keep their children on attention deficit drugs like Ritalin and Adderall, despite new evidence from a government-backed study that the stimulants can increase the risk of sudden death.
For many years, scientists have explored how parental conflicts and other marital problems can affect the well-being of children. Far less attention has been paid to the opposite question: How do children, especially difficult children, influence the quality of married life?
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