Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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