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  • When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

  • Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk
    (12-Jun-2017)
    Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

  • Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?
    (25-May-2017)
    Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

  • Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition
    (12-May-2017)
    They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

  • Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds
    (10-May-2017)
    Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

  • Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?
    (03-May-2017)
    More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers
    (27-Mar-2017)
    But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

  • Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

  • Could the 'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD?
    (30-Jan-2017)
    There's no solid proof, but encouraging healthy eating is a wise move, specialist says

  • Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

  • Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

  • Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years
    (29-Dec-2016)
    More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

  • Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

  • Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
    (16-Sep-2016)
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

  • ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

  • Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD?
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

  • Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

  • Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
    (15-Aug-2016)
    But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

  • ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

  • Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

  • Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds
    (13-Jul-2016)
    It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

  • Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Activity won't replace standard treatments, but could be helpful add-on

  • Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

  • Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

  • ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

  • Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
    (30-May-2016)
    Healthier habits related to exercise and diet could help many with the disorder, researcher says

  • ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests
    (18-May-2016)
    Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

  • For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC
    (03-May-2016)
    Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

  • More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
    (02-May-2016)
    Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

  • Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

  • Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
    (01-Apr-2016)
    5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

  • ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids
    (03-Mar-2016)
    One-quarter of children in study had lower-than-normal readings, but reasons aren't clear

  • Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

  • Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

  • More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

  • Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
    (12-Feb-2016)
    If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

  • ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

  • Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

  • ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study
    (15-Dec-2015)
    But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

  • ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

  • ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

  • Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2015)
    However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

  • ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

  • Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

  • ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
    (14-Sep-2015)
    This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

  • ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-Aug-2015)
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

  • Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

  • Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

  • Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-May-2015)
    Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    (11-May-2015)
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens
    (01-May-2015)
    Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study
    (21-Apr-2015)
    The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

  • Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

  • Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

  • ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

  • Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

  • About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But some question accuracy of estimate

  • ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

  • No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

  • Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

  • ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study
    (28-Jan-2015)
    But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

  • 1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

  • ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests
    (14-Jan-2015)
    But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

  • ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Researchers found each additional symptom increased the risk of tobacco and alcohol use at a young age

  • Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

  • Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA
    (14-Nov-2014)
    In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

  • ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

  • ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

  • Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

  • U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

  • ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

  • Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

  • Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

  • Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

  • Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

  • ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

  • Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
    (27-Aug-2014)
    New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

  • Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Largest increase reported among wealthier families

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

  • ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds
    (03-Jul-2014)
    But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

  • Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis
    (30-Jun-2014)
    But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

  • Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Shouting doesn't help

  • No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study
    (20-Jun-2014)
    'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

  • Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

  • Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
    (28-May-2014)
    Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

  • Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke
    (12-May-2014)
    Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

  • Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles
    (06-May-2014)
    Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

  • Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study
    (02-May-2014)
    18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

  • ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

  • 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report
    (24-Apr-2014)
    More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

  • Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

  • Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

  • Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

  • Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

  • Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

  • Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study
    (17-Feb-2014)
    But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance

  • Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes
    (29-Jan-2014)
    In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds

  • Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

  • Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug

  • Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

  • Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

  • More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
    (04-Dec-2013)
    ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

  • Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children
    (03-Dec-2013)
    But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

  • Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?
    (02-Dec-2013)
    MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

  • Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Shots are given to boost lung development

  • 1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

  • Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism
    (18-Nov-2013)
    But whether one causes the other isn't clear

  • Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Researchers wonder whether sunlight protects children, adults from distracted behavior

  • Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

  • Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

  • Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

  • Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family

  • Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice
    (02-Sep-2013)
    Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

  • More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

  • Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Take a positive approach toward your child's diagnosis

  • Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Real-time strategy games hone ability to think on the fly, says researcher

  • Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

  • ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2013)
    One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior
    (02-Aug-2013)
    But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

  • Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

  • FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

  • First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD Approved
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens

  • ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

  • Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Finding points to possible disparities in care

  • Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
    (08-Jun-2013)
    How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

  • Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
    (31-May-2013)
    So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

  • Research Shows How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD
    (31-May-2013)
    Medication activates areas associated with the disorder, scans show

  • ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review
    (29-May-2013)
    Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

  • Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study
    (29-May-2013)
    Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

  • Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
    (21-May-2013)
    Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

  • ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
    (20-May-2013)
    Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    (20-May-2013)
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    (19-May-2013)
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
    (16-May-2013)
    ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

  • Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
    (06-May-2013)
    Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

  • Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely

  • More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds
    (06-May-2013)
    Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

  • Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys
    (01-May-2013)
    New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

  • Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

  • Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Experts disagree over whether this will help or harm in the long run

  • Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Study in U.S. and Australia found more online inquiries in winter than summer

  • Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

  • One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report
    (01-Apr-2013)
    But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

  • Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

  • Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

  • Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

  • Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People's Self-Control
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

  • Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

  • ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found almost a third of patients still had disorder at 27, along with other mental health issues

  • Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

  • Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

  • ADHD Treatments Not Working for Most Young Children
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Six-year study starting in preschool found symptoms persisted even for kids on medication

  • Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

  • Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family

  • ER Visits Linked to ADHD Meds Up Sharply
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Government report shows more cases among adults, more misuse of these drugs

  • Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

  • More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Finding from large study may be due to better awareness, experts say

  • Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

  • Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study found it was linked to a 16% greater chance of child having the disorder

  • ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

  • U.S. Kids Might Not Be Over-Medicated After All
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Study found 14% of teens with conditions like ADHD are treated with psychiatric drugs

  • Continued Use of ADHD Drugs May Reduce Criminal Behavior, Study Says
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Arrests were lower when people with disorder took their medication, Swedish research found

  • Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

  • ADHD Drugs Didn't Raise Heart Risks for Kids, Study Finds
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Review found no difference in severe cardiac events between kids taking, not taking meds

  • Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests
    (30-Oct-2012)
    More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

  • Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

  • Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Study found 20% more likely to have trouble with schooling, relationships or jobs

  • Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

  • Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids
    (08-Oct-2012)
    But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

  • More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Use is particularly high among children with ADHD or conduct disorder, study shows

  • Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
    (13-Sep-2012)
    But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Maintain a consistent schedule

  • Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

  • ADHD May Raise Girls' Risk for Suicide as Young Adults
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Also more likely to self-injure as young women, study shows

  • High-Potency Pot in Pregnancy May Cause Brain Damage
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study finds babies at higher risk for devastating birth defect, later learning disabilities

  • More Delays in Brain Growth Seen With ADHD
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Latest study finds the covering of the cerebral cortex developed more slowly

  • Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD
    (14-Aug-2012)
    But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

  • Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

  • Monkey Study Suggests Long-Term Use of ADHD Drugs Safe
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Brain development wasn't affected, and no raised risk of drug abuse was found

  • Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

  • Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

  • FDA Warns of Fake Version of ADHD Drug Adderall
    (30-May-2012)
    Counterfeit drug lacks active ingredient; real medicine is currently in short supply

  • Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism
    (28-May-2012)
    Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

  • Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report
    (24-May-2012)
    But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

  • Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers
    (03-May-2012)
    Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    (30-Apr-2012)
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

  • ADHD Diagnosis Rates Rose Sharply in Past Decade
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Study also finds more children seeing psychiatrists for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

  • Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

  • Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

  • Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

  • Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand
    (25-Feb-2012)
    Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

  • Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

  • Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later
    (11-Feb-2012)
    Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

  • Anesthesia in Early Childhood May Be Linked to ADHD
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Only associated with multiple surgeries; not a reason to delay needed procedures, experts say

  • 'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis
    (23-Jan-2012)
    As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

  • Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds
    (16-Jan-2012)
    About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

  • Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

  • ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes
    (06-Jan-2012)
    But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

  • Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

  • ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Earlier research indicated possible problem, but latest finding doesn't show link

  • More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Future treatments might target these genetic pathways, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Signs That May Indicate ADHD
    (29-Nov-2011)
    Potential symptoms of impulsive behavior

  • Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

  • ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

  • Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

  • Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

  • Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

  • New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
    (17-Oct-2011)
    But behavioral therapy should be first treatment in youngest children

  • Kids Can Be Tougher on Obese Peers
    (16-Oct-2011)
    Study found this way especially true if children felt 'problem' traits were others' own fault

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Hands-on advice for moms and dads

  • Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising
    (28-Sep-2011)
    But the rate of increase has slowed considerably since 1990s, study authors note

  • ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Untreated inattention, hyperactivity further diminish quality of life, researchers say

  • ADHD Drug Delays Puberty in Male Monkeys, Study Finds
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Much more research needed before finding on Ritalin can have implications for humans, experts say

  • ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Impulsive behaviors can lead kids to leap before they look, expert says

  • Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it

  • Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Small increase in past decade likely reflects greater awareness of the disorder, CDC says

  • ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations
    (10-Aug-2011)
    But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

  • Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

  • Kids With ADHD Less Adept at Crossing the Street: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    They may look both ways, but leave too little time to cross safely

  • Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

  • ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

  • Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Study suggests link between behavior in kindergarten and sleep loss earlier in life

  • Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms
    (10-Jun-2011)
    Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

  • Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study
    (01-Jun-2011)
    They were 1.5 times more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs than unaffected kids

  • U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report
    (23-May-2011)
    Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

  • Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study
    (16-May-2011)
    But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

  • ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling
    (12-May-2011)
    Switching from one med to another isn't always an option, experts note

  • ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families
    (09-May-2011)
    Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

  • Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year
    (04-May-2011)
    Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

  • Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

  • Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

  • FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods
    (01-Apr-2011)
    It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

  • FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD
    (30-Mar-2011)
    It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

  • Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

  • ADHD's Upside: Greater Creativity?
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Focusing issues may actually help those with the disorder think outside the box, researchers say

  • Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Children with existing health or emotional issues most at risk, researchers say

  • Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity
    (14-Feb-2011)
    But some experts question the usefulness of the study findings

  • Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

  • Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms
    (04-Feb-2011)
    But researchers add that not all kids helped; long-term effectiveness unknown

  • Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

  • Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study
    (19-Jan-2011)
    More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

  • Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

  • Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study
    (19-Nov-2010)
    ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

  • Vyvanse Approved for Adolescent ADHD
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Previously sanctioned for ADHD in adults and children

  • ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Better diagnosis and screening may play a role in increase, researchers say

  • Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

  • Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

  • Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

  • Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

  • New Clues to Possible Genetic Basis for ADHD
    (04-Oct-2010)
    2 studies point to DNA as contributors, but environment could still be key, experts say

  • Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

  • Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

  • Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

  • Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment
    (27-Aug-2010)
    Study shows that they can fool doctors on certain tests

  • Cognitive Therapy Helps Adults With ADHD
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Study found adding it to medications lessened symptoms

  • Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Raise Risk of Attention Issues in Kids
    (19-Aug-2010)
    Link is not cause-and-effect at this point, researchers stress

  • Teens With ADHD Often Have Trouble Completing High School
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Dropping out or delayed graduation most common among kids with attention disorder, study finds

  • Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Kids, young adults who overdo TV, video games almost twice as likely to have problems, study finds

  • Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children
    (17-May-2010)
    Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

  • Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids
    (04-May-2010)
    Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

  • Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks
    (03-May-2010)
    Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

  • Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

  • Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

  • Health Tip: Managing ADHD
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Helping your child at home

  • ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

  • Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity
    (15-Mar-2010)
    But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

  • Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Analysis compared three strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death from stimulant medication

  • One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But study also found most conditions, such as obesity, asthma and ADHD, did not persist

  • ADHD Brain May Be a Little Different
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Ventral striatum is smaller, which may explain impulsiveness, researchers say

  • Lead Exposure May Contribute to ADHD
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Two studies report higher levels in kids with symptoms

  • As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Elementary schools better with behavioral, emotional issues, survey found

  • Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity
    (01-Feb-2010)
    A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

  • Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems
    (25-Jan-2010)
    More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

  • Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

  • Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

  • Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

  • Childhood ADHD Linked to Criminal Behavior in Adults
    (19-Oct-2009)
    More study needed to see if medical treatment cuts rates of illegal activities, researchers say

  • Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction
    (06-Oct-2009)
    In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

  • Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

  • Intuniv Approved for Pediatric ADHD
    (03-Sep-2009)
    No known potential for abuse, maker says

  • Is Eye Exam on Your Back-to-School List?
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Kids should have first vision screening at 6 months of age, optometrists say

  • Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

  • Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Symptoms of ADHD?
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Here are general warning signs

  • Health Tip: Understanding ADHD
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Information for parents

  • Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Government study finds gains and losses

  • Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds

  • Hundreds of Genes Could Be Linked to ADHD
    (25-Jun-2009)
    Variations would explain different attention-disorder symptoms, study suggests

  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids
    (15-Jun-2009)
    But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

  • Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Many more cases have not been identified, U.S. health officials say

  • Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble
    (26-May-2009)
    They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

  • Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk
    (08-May-2009)
    Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

  • Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms
    (01-May-2009)
    Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

  • Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

  • Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

  • Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

  • Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Finding comes as use of stimulant for enhanced mental function is on the increase

  • Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling
    (03-Mar-2009)
    It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

  • Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive
    (03-Feb-2009)
    But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high

  • Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

  • Health Tip: Taking ADHD Medications
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions to minimize side effects

  • ADHD Medications Don't Pose Cancer Risk
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Study found 2 popular drugs do not cause genetic damage that can lead to disease

  • Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug
    (12-Nov-2008)
    30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

  • Head Injury in Young Kids May Predict ADHD Diagnosis
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Risk-taking an early sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say

  • ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls
    (04-Nov-2008)
    It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

  • Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

  • ADHD Stimulant Meds Cut Young Girls' Drug Abuse Risk
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study mirrors previous findings in boys, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions to guide the child's behavior

  • U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

  • ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

  • ADHD Gene Doesn't Predict Response to Drugs
    (25-Jun-2008)
    But variant is linked to disease severity, researchers report

  • Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Most report less daytime sleepiness when opening bell is pushed back, study concludes

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

  • Adults With ADHD Lose 3 Weeks Worth of Work Annually
    (28-May-2008)
    Inability to concentrate leads to excess days off, poor-quality output, study finds

  • Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood
    (06-May-2008)
    Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

  • Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk
    (05-May-2008)
    But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

  • Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD
    (21-Apr-2008)
    American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications

  • ADHD Drugs Won't Raise Risk of Substance Abuse
    (01-Mar-2008)
    Study of young adults finds no link between stimulant treatment and alcohol, drug use

  • Doctors' Groups Offer ADHD Guide for Parents
    (02-Oct-2007)
    It's designed to provide accurate information on common childhood condition

  • ADHD Drugs Help Boost Children's Grades
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Study finds better reading, less absenteeism with long-term treatment

  • Food Additives Could Fuel Hyperactivity in Kids
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Study makes first link between colorings, preservatives and behavioral woes

  • 9% of U.S. Kids Have ADHD
    (04-Sep-2007)
    But most aren't getting the medications they need, researchers say

  • Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids
    (04-Sep-2007)
    But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

  • Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD
    (20-Jul-2007)
    Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

  • Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems
    (07-May-2007)
    The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

  • Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma
    (30-Apr-2007)
    Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

  • Parental Drinking Boosts Alcoholism Risk for ADHD Kids
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Association is partly explained by family stresses, studies find

  • Vyvanse Approved for ADHD
    (26-Feb-2007)
    But will get 'black box' warning of possible amphetamine effects

  • ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA
    (21-Feb-2007)
    All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

  • Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD
    (18-Feb-2007)
    It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

  • Health Tip: Take ADHD Medication as Prescribed
    (01-Dec-2006)
    Overdose can cause dangerous side effects

  • Health Tip: Coping With ADHD
    (16-Nov-2006)
    How to help your child

  • Study Sparks Debate on Ritalin Use in Preschoolers
    (21-Oct-2006)
    Researchers found it worked for some severe cases

  • ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

  • ADHD Drug to Get Stronger Warning
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Dexedrine, like other similar drugs, linked to heart risks

  • Study May Explain How ADHD Treatments Work
    (06-Jun-2006)
    PET scans show drugs' effect on the brain

  • Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

  • Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay
    (30-May-2006)
    Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

  • Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids
    (02-May-2006)
    Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

  • ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth
    (02-May-2006)
    Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

  • Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms
    (01-May-2006)
    Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of ADHD
    (19-Apr-2006)
    Difficulty paying attention may be most obvious

  • Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

  • New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis
    (07-Apr-2006)
    Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

  • Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

  • Experts Note Need for More Studies on ADHD Drug Use in Adults
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Most research on safety issues has been conducted in children, they note

  • FDA Panel Rejects Strongest Warning for ADHD Drugs
    (23-Mar-2006)
    Instead calls for simpler language and more information on labeling

  • Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

  • Adults Not Likely to Abuse ADHD Drugs, Study Suggests
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Delayed-release stimulants like Concerta don't produce typical addictive effects

  • FDA Panel Calls for Strongest Warning on ADHD Drugs
    (09-Feb-2006)
    In close vote, committee recommends 'black box' label for methylphenidates such as Ritalin

  • Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Researchers stress findings are preliminary

  • Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

  • ADHD in Childhood Ups Risk of Smoking
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Researchers stressed the findings were preliminary

  • FDA Issues Alert on ADHD Drug Strattera
    (29-Sep-2005)
    Trials find link between medication and suicidal thoughts in children

  • Toll-Free Hotline Will Offer ADHD Answers
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Experts will be on hand Thursday via phone and Internet

  • More Than 2.5 Million U.S. Kids Medicated for ADHD
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Report finds many more have been diagnosed with the disorder

  • Snoring Can Predict Kids' Hyperactivity
    (01-JUL-2005)
    New research provides even stronger evidence of the link

  • FDA Told to Delay ADHD Drug Labeling Changes
    (01-JUL-2005)
    Advisory panel suggests more safety data be gathered before any warnings are made

  • Researchers Urge Caution on Ritalin-Cancer Link Finding
    (01-JUL-2005)
    Despite FDA concerns, Texas scientists say their study was only preliminary

  • FDA Gets Tough on ADHD Drugs
    (29-JUN-2005)
    New labels that highlight psychiatric side effects will be ordered for one class of medicines

  • ior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug
    (13-MAY-2005)
    Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

  • ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

  • Health Tip: Adult ADD
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Symptoms often mistaken for stress

  • Suspension of Adderall XR Sales Not Likely In U.S.
    (10-FEB-2005)
    FDA says evidence of deaths, strokes doesn't indict hyperactivity drug

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Attention-Deficit Disorder
    (21-DEC-2004)
    Is it ADHD or just childhood exuberance?

  • Ritalin Ups Brain Activity
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Stimulant boosts attention circuitry in kids with ADHD and reading disorder

  • Children With ADHD Show Brain Differences
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Study shows chemical imbalances only partly explain disorder

  • Sleep Disorders Can Signal Other Trouble
    (25-OCT-2004)
    Study points to attention, psychiatric problems

  • Adult ADHD: An Overlooked Problem
    (01-OCT-2004)
    Parents of children with the disorder often struggle with it themselves

  • ADHD Risk Jumps as Parental Education Level Drops
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Study finds boys in particular affected by connection

  • Adult ADHD Costs Billions in Lost Income
    (09-SEP-2004)
    More common in grownups than once believed, experts report

  • Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Spells Trouble for Boys
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Exposure increases risk of behavioral problems in school

  • Expert Advice on ADHD a Phone Call Away
    (06-AUG-2004)
    TV host Ty Pennington hosts call-in program on Aug. 9

  • Use of Antipsychotics Doubles for Low-Income Kids
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Tennessee study suggests treatment decisions are behind trend

  • Stripping Away the Myths Surrounding ADHD
    (30-JUL-2004)
    Proper diagnosis and medication make it a very treatable disorder