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Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse

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

Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

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

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

Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds

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

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

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

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

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

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?

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

Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others

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

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

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

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

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

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

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

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

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

Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College: Study

Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

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

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

Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs

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

Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD

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

One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

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

Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report

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

Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

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

ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes

But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study

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