Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/1/2009
Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms

Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

4/27/2009
Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom

Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

3/26/2009
Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD

Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

3/23/2009
Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'

Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

3/17/2009
Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive

Finding comes as use of stimulant for enhanced mental function is on the increase

3/3/2009
Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling

It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

2/3/2009
Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive

But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high

1/26/2009
Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications

Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

1/23/2009
Health Tip: Taking ADHD Medications

Suggestions to minimize side effects

11/21/2008
ADHD Medications Don't Pose Cancer Risk

Study found 2 popular drugs do not cause genetic damage that can lead to disease

11/12/2008
Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug

30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

11/7/2008
Head Injury in Young Kids May Predict ADHD Diagnosis

Risk-taking an early sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say

11/4/2008
ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls

It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

11/3/2008
Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase

Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

10/6/2008
ADHD Stimulant Meds Cut Young Girls' Drug Abuse Risk

Study mirrors previous findings in boys, researchers say

10/3/2008
Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD

Suggestions to guide the child's behavior

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