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Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

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

Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

ADHD and Fidgeting

Fidgeting may help children with ADHD learn better, new study finds.

Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?

Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

ADHD and Academic Demands

Changes in academic demands may be driving the increase in ADHD diagnoses, according to new research

Misuse of ADHD medications

Dramatic increase in misuse of ADHD medication among young adults, new study finds.

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid

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

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study

Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

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

Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

ADHD and Brain Activity

Scientists spot potential cause of ADHD in the brain

ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study

But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds

Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

ADHD and Sleep Problems

ADHD medications may cause sleep problems in children, new study finds.

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

ADHD and Bullying

Kids who take ADHD medications are twice as likely to be bullied by peers, new study finds.

Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds

However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early

Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?

Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus

Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

But some question accuracy of estimate

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study

Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude