Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

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Article Title
9/25/2008
U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans

Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

7/7/2008
ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk

Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

6/25/2008
ADHD Gene Doesn't Predict Response to Drugs

But variant is linked to disease severity, researchers report

6/12/2008
Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts

Most report less daytime sleepiness when opening bell is pushed back, study concludes

6/11/2008
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD

Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

5/28/2008
Adults With ADHD Lose 3 Weeks Worth of Work Annually

Inability to concentrate leads to excess days off, poor-quality output, study finds

5/6/2008
Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood

Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

5/5/2008
Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk

But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

4/21/2008
Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD

American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications

3/1/2008
ADHD Drugs Won't Raise Risk of Substance Abuse

Study of young adults finds no link between stimulant treatment and alcohol, drug use

11/12/2007
ADHD Delays Growth of Certain Brain Areas

But affected children do catch up over time, researchers add

10/2/2007
Doctors' Groups Offer ADHD Guide for Parents

It's designed to provide accurate information on common childhood condition

9/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Help Boost Children's Grades

Study finds better reading, less absenteeism with long-term treatment

9/6/2007
Food Additives Could Fuel Hyperactivity in Kids

Study makes first link between colorings, preservatives and behavioral woes

9/4/2007
Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids

But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

9/4/2007
9% of U.S. Kids Have ADHD

But most aren't getting the medications they need, researchers say

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

7/20/2007
Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD

Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

5/7/2007
Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems

The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

4/30/2007
Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma

Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

3/29/2007
Parental Drinking Boosts Alcoholism Risk for ADHD Kids

Association is partly explained by family stresses, studies find

2/26/2007
Vyvanse Approved for ADHD

But will get 'black box' warning of possible amphetamine effects

2/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA

All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

2/18/2007
Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD

It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

12/1/2006
Health Tip: Take ADHD Medication as Prescribed

Overdose can cause dangerous side effects

11/16/2006
Health Tip: Coping With ADHD

How to help your child

10/21/2006
Study Sparks Debate on Ritalin Use in Preschoolers

Researchers found it worked for some severe cases

10/4/2006
ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis

Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

8/22/2006
ADHD Drug to Get Stronger Warning

Dexedrine, like other similar drugs, linked to heart risks

6/6/2006
Study May Explain How ADHD Treatments Work

PET scans show drugs' effect on the brain

6/5/2006
Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring

Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

5/30/2006
Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay

Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

5/2/2006
Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids

Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

5/2/2006
ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth

Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

5/1/2006
Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms

Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

4/19/2006
Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of ADHD

Difficulty paying attention may be most obvious

4/10/2006
Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring

Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

4/7/2006
New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis

Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

4/3/2006
Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy

Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

3/24/2006
Experts Note Need for More Studies on ADHD Drug Use in Adults

Most research on safety issues has been conducted in children, they note

3/23/2006
FDA Panel Rejects Strongest Warning for ADHD Drugs

Instead calls for simpler language and more information on labeling

3/6/2006
Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms

Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

3/2/2006
Adults Not Likely to Abuse ADHD Drugs, Study Suggests

Delayed-release stimulants like Concerta don't produce typical addictive effects

2/9/2006
FDA Panel Calls for Strongest Warning on ADHD Drugs

In close vote, committee recommends 'black box' label for methylphenidates such as Ritalin

11/9/2005
Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity

Researchers stress findings are preliminary

11/9/2005
Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors

Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

10/7/2005
ADHD in Childhood Ups Risk of Smoking

Researchers stressed the findings were preliminary

9/29/2005
FDA Issues Alert on ADHD Drug Strattera

Trials find link between medication and suicidal thoughts in children

9/20/2005
Toll-Free Hotline Will Offer ADHD Answers

Experts will be on hand Thursday via phone and Internet

9/1/2005
More Than 2.5 Million U.S. Kids Medicated for ADHD

Report finds many more have been diagnosed with the disorder