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APR 02, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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What treatment's best for hyperactive preschoolers?

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Parents of preschoolers at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may first want to try behavior training before they put their children on medications, suggests a new analysis of past studies. Researchers found medications improved young children's behaviors but put them at risk for mood and growth problems. Training that teaches parents to understand their children's needs, however, did the same without side effects. "Training also helps the parent feel more confident," said Dr. ...

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