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ADD and ADHD Special Feature Stories and News

ADD and ADHD Special Feature Stories and News

Find special feature stories and news on ADD and ADHD Health at WebMD
ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes
CSF Fistulas Following Frontal Sinus Fractures

CSF Fistulas Following Frontal Sinus Fractures

CSF fistula is a serious complication that can arise after frontal sinus fracture, creating a risk for life-threatening infection. How can they be prevented and managed?
10 Ways to Get Along With Your Doctor

10 Ways to Get Along With Your Doctor

The hospital can be very stressful places, even if you weren't there due to a frightening illness. It's important for both patients and care providers to have grace under pressure. Here's a few tips.
Prescription Monitoring Programs: Do They Work?

Prescription Monitoring Programs: Do They Work?

How well do prescription monitoring programs detect and solve doctor shopping for prescription pain medication?
Diagnostic Criteria for Corticobasal Syndrome

Diagnostic Criteria for Corticobasal Syndrome

The authors evaluate diagnostic criteria for corticobasal syndrome, rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease involving the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia.
Case 2: A Young Woman with Numbness and Tingling in Both Hands

Case 2: A Young Woman with Numbness and Tingling in Both Hands

A 29-year-old, right handed, East Indian woman presented with worsening numbness and tingling in both hands.
Predicting Progression in MS, Plus Other Breakthroughs

Predicting Progression in MS, Plus Other Breakthroughs

Dr. Fred Lublin discusses exciting advances in the understanding of multiple sclerosis disease course and pathophysiology based on findings from this year’s ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS 5th Joint Triennial Congress.
What Are the Chances of Survival for Someone With Meningitis?

What Are the Chances of Survival for Someone With Meningitis?

Meningitis is a condition that affects the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can cause serious damage and lead to death. The condition can result at any age and is normally a result of bacteria or viruses. However, it can be caused by medications and other illnesses as well. Meningococcal va
Define Neuropathy

Define Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a common illness, yet surprisingly little information has been gathered on its treatment. While the most commonly diagnosed cause of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes, there are several other causes. Around 30% of neuropathy cases result in an undetermined cause, and several more cas
Ask the Experts - Etiology of Coital Headaches

Ask the Experts - Etiology of Coital Headaches

What is the likely etiology of recent onset of coital headaches in an otherwise healthy 42-year-old man? Headaches begin at orgasm, are extremely intense, and localized near the top/center of the head. He experiences no aura, photophobia, or other neurologic symptoms. The headache resolves slowly ov
Aspirin for Acute Migraine Headache in Adults

Aspirin for Acute Migraine Headache in Adults

Could a simple dose of aspirin be an effective first-line therapy against migraine?
Of Mad Cows, Cannibals, and New Life Forms

Of Mad Cows, Cannibals, and New Life Forms

Mad cow disease, kuru, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are all diseases that make the brain degenerate into a spongy mess; they can be transmitted by contact with infected animal or human tissue.
Lower Spine Pinched Nerve Symptoms

Lower Spine Pinched Nerve Symptoms

A pinched nerve in the lower spine is caused by a weakened or torn disc that presses on the nerve, resulting in symptoms in the lower legs (below the knee) and/or the feet.
Why Some Children May ‘Grow Out’ of Autism

Why Some Children May ‘Grow Out’ of Autism

A new study shows that whether or not a child “outgrows” their autism may be related to the number and severity of other physical and psychological problems that are part of their original diagnosis.
ADHD in Teenagers

ADHD in Teenagers

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of teenagers with ADHD including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
Odor Identification Deficits in MCI and Alzheimer's Disease

Odor Identification Deficits in MCI and Alzheimer's Disease

This study explores the relationship between olfactory impairment, cognition, and brain structure volumes in the healthy elderly, compared to patients with MCI or early Alzheimer's disease.
Sciatic Nerve Symptoms & Treatment

Sciatic Nerve Symptoms & Treatment

Sciatic nerve pain is referred to as sciatica. The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body running from the spinal cord to the hips and down each leg. Sciatic nerve pain is normally a symptom of another medical condition.
Beyond Amyloid Beta: A New Alzheimer Disease Biomarker?

Beyond Amyloid Beta: A New Alzheimer Disease Biomarker?

Another molecule may join amyloid beta and tau as a valuable biomarker in Alzheimer disease.
Antioxidant in Green Tea May Fight Alzheimer's

Antioxidant in Green Tea May Fight Alzheimer's

An antioxidant found in green tea may protect the brain and fight the memory-robbing effects seen with plaque deposits in Alzheimer's disease.