Researchers urge caution in prescribing commonly used drug to treat ADHD
Nov 25, 2015
Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research. Some evidence of increased sleeplessness and loss of appetite leads researchers to encourage ...
Children who take ADHD medicines have trouble sleeping, new study shows
Nov 23, 2015
Stimulant medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cause sleep problems among the children who take them, a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln concludes.
ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying
Nov 20, 2015
Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD, a new University of Michigan ...
Brain patterns in ADHD and bipolar disorder
Nov 10, 2015
Researchers identify unique and shared brain patterns in ADHD and bipolar disorder, which could aid diagnosis and treatment in the future.
Adult ADHD has become epidemic—experts explain why
Nov 04, 2015
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is growing up. Stephen Hinshaw and Katherine Ellison authors of the newly published book, ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know, confirm that adults—and particularly women—are reporting ...
Children in foster care three times more likely to have ADHD diagnosis
Oct 23, 2015
Researchers already knew that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was the most common behavioral health diagnosis among children enrolled in Medicaid. A new study to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics ...
ADHD may have different effects on brains of boys and girls
Oct 22, 2015
(HealthDay)—Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) manifests itself differently in the brains of girls than in the brains of boys, new research suggests.
Psychostimulants more likely to reduce rather than worsen anxiety in children with ADHD
Oct 06, 2015
A new review of studies involving nearly 3,000 children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) concludes that, although anxiety has been reported as a side-effect of stimulant medication, psychostimulant treatment ...
Stimulant meds safe, effective for children with ADHD and congenital heart disease
Oct 04, 2015
A new study finds that children with congenital heart disease and ADHD can take stimulant medications without fear of significant cardiovascular side effects.
One-third of US kids with ADHD diagnosed before age six: report
Sep 03, 2015
(HealthDay)—Almost a third of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were diagnosed before the age of 6, even though there aren't many valid tests to support diagnosis in children that young, ...