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FDA approves new treatment for ADHD

Posted at 2:20 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 14:20:12-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a medical device to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD in children.

The device is the first of its kind.

It is designed for kids ages seven to twelve who are not currently on any ADHD medication.

The device is meant to be used while the child is sleeping.

A small adhesive patch is put onto the child's forehead.

It then delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain that cause ADHD symptoms.

The device has also been looked into as a possible treatment for traumatic brain injuries in military veterans.

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