Ritalin News

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10/16/2017
Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

7/24/2017
Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

5/10/2017
Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds

Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

11/15/2016
Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

8/17/2016
Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

7/15/2016
Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?

Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

6/1/2016
ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids

Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

4/1/2016
Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?

Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

3/8/2016
Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

3/3/2016
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

12/30/2015
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

11/23/2015
ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

11/20/2015
Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

6/4/2015
Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College: Study

Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

11/13/2014
ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

9/23/2014
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study

Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

9/11/2014
Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

9/2/2014
ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

7/3/2014
ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

5/12/2014
Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

5/2/2014
Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study

18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

4/25/2014
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

3/17/2014
ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

12/30/2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

5/31/2013
Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs

So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

4/12/2013
Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD

Experts disagree over whether this will help or harm in the long run

4/1/2013
One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report

But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

4/1/2013
Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD

Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

12/3/2012
U.S. Kids Might Not Be Over-Medicated After All

Study found 14% of teens with conditions like ADHD are treated with psychiatric drugs

11/19/2012
Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis

Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

11/2/2012
ADHD Drugs Didn't Raise Heart Risks for Kids, Study Finds

Review found no difference in severe cardiac events between kids taking, not taking meds

6/25/2012
Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores

Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

3/23/2012
ADHD Diagnosis Rates Rose Sharply in Past Decade

Study also finds more children seeing psychiatrists for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

3/5/2012
Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study

Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

1/16/2012
Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds

About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

5/16/2011
Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study

But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

8/27/2010
Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment

Study shows that they can fool doctors on certain tests

8/24/2010
Cognitive Therapy Helps Adults With ADHD

Study found adding it to medications lessened symptoms

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

But variant is linked to disease severity, researchers report

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

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

Researchers say Ritalin and kin may actually protect

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

Even commonly prescribed amphetamines may lead to addictive behavior.

10/8/2002
Children with ADHD Have Smaller Brains

Study acquits drugs and parents, finds no effect on intelligence

1/9/2002
Giggle Incontinence

It's no laughing matter for your child

11/12/2001
Ritalin May Last Longer Than Thought

Drug may affect brain after dose has worn off

8/3/2001
Shooting Stars Test for ADHD

New screening tool uses game-like video