Adderall News

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10/25/2017
Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse

That could lead to an undercount of the extent of the problem, researchers say

10/16/2017
Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

7/24/2017
Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

5/10/2017
Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds

Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

8/17/2016
Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

7/15/2016
Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

4/1/2016
Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?

Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

3/8/2016
Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

3/3/2016
ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids

One-quarter of children in study had lower-than-normal readings, but reasons aren't clear

2/16/2016
More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

6/4/2015
Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College: Study

Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

11/13/2014
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

9/2/2014
ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

5/12/2014
Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

5/2/2014
Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study

18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

5/31/2013
Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs

So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

4/12/2013
Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD

Experts disagree over whether this will help or harm in the long run

4/1/2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

12/19/2012
Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report

Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

1/16/2012
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

1/6/2012
ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes

But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

11/1/2011
Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

5/16/2011
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study

But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says