Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/1/2005
Researchers Urge Caution on Ritalin-Cancer Link Finding

Despite FDA concerns, Texas scientists say their study was only preliminary

7/1/2005
Snoring Can Predict Kids' Hyperactivity

New research provides even stronger evidence of the link

7/1/2005
FDA Told to Delay ADHD Drug Labeling Changes

Advisory panel suggests more safety data be gathered before any warnings are made

6/29/2005
FDA Gets Tough on ADHD Drugs

New labels that highlight psychiatric side effects will be ordered for one class of medicines

5/13/2005
Behavior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug

Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

3/17/2005
ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence

Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

2/14/2005
Health Tip: Adult ADD

Symptoms often mistaken for stress

2/10/2005
Suspension of Adderall XR Sales Not Likely In U.S.

FDA says evidence of deaths, strokes doesn't indict hyperactivity drug

12/21/2004
Health Tip: Recognizing Attention-Deficit Disorder

Is it ADHD or just childhood exuberance?

12/16/2004
Ritalin Ups Brain Activity

Stimulant boosts attention circuitry in kids with ADHD and reading disorder

11/29/2004
Children With ADHD Show Brain Differences

Study shows chemical imbalances only partly explain disorder

10/25/2004
Sleep Disorders Can Signal Other Trouble

Study points to attention, psychiatric problems

10/1/2004
Adult ADHD: An Overlooked Problem

Parents of children with the disorder often struggle with it themselves

9/21/2004
ADHD Risk Jumps as Parental Education Level Drops

Study finds boys in particular affected by connection

9/9/2004
Adult ADHD Costs Billions in Lost Income

More common in grownups than once believed, experts report

8/13/2004
Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Spells Trouble for Boys

Exposure increases risk of behavioral problems in school

8/6/2004
Expert Advice on ADHD a Phone Call Away

TV host Ty Pennington hosts call-in program on Aug. 9

8/4/2004
Use of Antipsychotics Doubles for Low-Income Kids

Tennessee study suggests treatment decisions are behind trend

7/30/2004
Stripping Away the Myths Surrounding ADHD

Proper diagnosis and medication make it a very treatable disorder

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

2/5/2004
Toxins Linked to Autism, ADHD

Study says exposure to certain neurodevelopmental toxins can increase risk of disorders

12/18/2003
Prolonged Use of Ritalin May Change Brain

Three animal studies found differences in those exposed to stimulant during childhood

12/11/2003
ADHD, Reading Disabilities May Spring From Same Source

Genes that affect one may play a part in the other

12/5/2003
Brain Differences Found in ADHD Kids

Scans find unusual levels of certain neurotransmitters

11/20/2003
New Imaging Reveals ADHD Kids Have Smaller Brain Area

Best look yet into disorder could pave way for therapies

11/4/2003
Medication Not Enough for ADHD

Doctors must offer guidance, suggestions to parents, too

10/14/2003
ADHD and Alcoholism Linked

Those with disorder in adulthood more likely to suffer drinking problems, German researchers say

10/6/2003
Kids' Sleep Problems Tied to Behavior Problems

Researchers urge parents, doctors to monitor habits

8/25/2003
ADHD Help Just a Call Away

Experts answer questions during national phone-in program

8/18/2003
ADHD Raises Risk of Substance Abuse

Severity of disorder in children is key, study says

7/19/2003
Make Sure Kids Get Enough Shut Eye

More sleep improves schoolwork, reduces accidents, studies show

7/9/2003
Adult ADHD Often Missed

Survey: Primary-care doctors uncomfortable making diagnosis

6/25/2003
National ADHD Education Campaign Launched

Aims to raise awareness and dispel common myths

5/28/2003
Actress Shines Spotlight on ADHD

Kathy Baker describes the emotional growth of her son

5/22/2003
Adderall Improves Life for Those With ADHD

Study finds long-term use helps children and adults with attention disorder

3/13/2003
Seasonal Allergies Affect ADHD

Research shows assorted types can worsen symptoms

2/27/2003
Extra Help for Kids With ADHD

Classes on behavioral and social skills benefit kids, parents

2/16/2003
ADHD: It's a Girl Thing, Too

But it's often overlooked by parents and pediatricians

2/3/2003
ADHD Drug Prescriptions Vary by ZIP Code

Ritalin given out more in South, Midwest, study says

2/3/2003
Kids With ADHD Suffer More Injuries

They have a higher rate of broken bones, burns, concussions

1/14/2003
More Children Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Conditions include ADHD, depression, anxiety

1/6/2003
ADHD Drugs Not Tied to Later Substance Abuse

Researchers say Ritalin and kin may actually protect

12/20/2002
Biofeedback Aids Kids With ADHD

Therapy holds hope for improvement without medication

12/2/2002
Brain Structure Difference Linked to Disruptive Teens

Two studies say adolescents who act out have abnormal frontal lobes

11/27/2002
First Non-Stimulant ADHD Drug

Blocks reabsorption of brain chemical

11/5/2002
Adolescent Drug Use Creates Long-Term Imbalance

Even commonly prescribed amphetamines may lead to addictive behavior.

10/26/2002
ADHD: It's Not Just for Kids Anymore

Many adults are afflicted and don't know it

10/23/2002
Researchers Closer to Finding Genetic Cause Of ADHD

Region of chromosome 16 has also been linked to autism

10/8/2002
Children with ADHD Have Smaller Brains

Study acquits drugs and parents, finds no effect on intelligence