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  • Health Tip: Coping With ADHD

  • ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's

  • ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

  • Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two

  • Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

  • Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

  • Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

  • Massive Study Finds Same Genes Drive Many Psychiatric Conditions

  • Do Antipsychotic Meds for Kids Raise Diabetes Risk?

  • Banned Pregnancy Drug Linked to ADHD Generations Later

  • Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising

  • Fewer Antibiotics for Kids, But More ADHD Drugs

  • After-School Programs a Blessing for Kids With ADHD

  • Transgender Kids Face High Risk of Mental Health Woes

  • Common Gynecologic Condition Linked to Mental Health Issues

  • Reading to Your Kids Might Boost Their Social Skills

  • ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children

  • Kids With Severe Brain Injuries May Develop ADHD: Study

  • Health Tip: Manage ADHD In Children

  • ADHD Drug Use Soars Among Young Women

  • Ritalin During Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Heart Defect in Baby

  • Calm Parents Help Calm Kids With ADHD

  • Acetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Risk in Kids

  • Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades
    But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

  • Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD
    Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

  • 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

  • When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
    Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

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

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

  • Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition
    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
    Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

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

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

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

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

  • Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later
    Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

  • Could the 'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD?
    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
    Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth
    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

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

  • Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years
    More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

  • Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers
    Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

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

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

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

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

  • ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids
    Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

  • Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD?
    Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

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

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

  • ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs
    Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

  • Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?
    Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

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

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

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

  • Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD
    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
    Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

  • Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
    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
    Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

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

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

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

  • Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
    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
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

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

  • 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

  • Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn
    Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

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

  • More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
    Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

  • Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
    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
    Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

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

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

  • 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

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life
    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
    But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

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

  • ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
    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
    Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds
    However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

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

  • Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors
    Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

  • ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
    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
    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
    Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
    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
    Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

  • Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
    Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

  • Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus
    Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    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
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

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

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

  • Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study
    The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

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

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

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

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

  • About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
    But some question accuracy of estimate

  • ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
    Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

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

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

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

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

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

  • ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking
    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
    Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

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

  • ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey
    Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

  • ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
    Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

  • Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds
    Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

  • U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year
    Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

  • ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says
    Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

  • Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy
    Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

  • Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study
    Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

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

  • Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
    Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

  • ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds
    Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

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

  • Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds
    Largest increase reported among wealthier families

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    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
    But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

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

  • Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child
    Shouting doesn't help

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

  • Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
    Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

  • Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
    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
    Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

  • Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles
    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
    18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

  • ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests
    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
    More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

  • Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

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

  • 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

  • Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study
    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
    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?
    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
    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
    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
    In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds

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

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

  • Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report
    Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

  • Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA
    Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

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

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

  • Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?
    MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

  • Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
    Shots are given to boost lung development

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

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

  • Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study
    Researchers wonder whether sunlight protects children, adults from distracted behavior

  • Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study
    Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

  • Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?
    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
    Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

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

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

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

  • Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD
    Take a positive approach toward your child's diagnosis

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

  • Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
    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
    One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior
    But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

  • Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD
    Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

  • FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD
    Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

  • First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD Approved
    Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens

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

  • Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study
    Finding points to possible disparities in care

  • Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
    How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

  • Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows
    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
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
    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
    Medication activates areas associated with the disorder, scans show

  • ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review
    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
    Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

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

  • ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
    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
    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
    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
    ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

  • Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
    Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

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

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

  • Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys
    New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

  • Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
    Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

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

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

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

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

  • Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests
    Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

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

  • Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge
    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
    Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

  • Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children
    Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

  • ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood
    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
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

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

  • ADHD Treatments Not Working for Most Young Children
    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
    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
    But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family

  • ER Visits Linked to ADHD Meds Up Sharply
    Government report shows more cases among adults, more misuse of these drugs

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

  • More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    Finding from large study may be due to better awareness, experts say

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

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

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

  • U.S. Kids Might Not Be Over-Medicated After All
    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
    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
    Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

  • 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

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

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

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

  • Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD
    Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

  • Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids
    But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

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

  • Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
    But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better
    Maintain a consistent schedule

  • Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College
    Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

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

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

  • More Delays in Brain Growth Seen With ADHD
    Latest study finds the covering of the cerebral cortex developed more slowly

  • Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD
    But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

  • Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says
    Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

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

  • Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores
    Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

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

  • FDA Warns of Fake Version of ADHD Drug Adderall
    Counterfeit drug lacks active ingredient; real medicine is currently in short supply

  • Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism
    Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

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

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

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

  • Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use
    Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

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

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

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

  • Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later
    Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

  • Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study
    Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

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

  • Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study
    Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

  • Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later
    Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

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

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

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

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

  • ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes
    But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

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

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

  • More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD
    Future treatments might target these genetic pathways, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Signs That May Indicate ADHD
    Potential symptoms of impulsive behavior

  • Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD
    Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

  • ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood
    Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

  • Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds
    But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

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

  • Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others
    Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

  • New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
    But behavioral therapy should be first treatment in youngest children

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

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD
    Hands-on advice for moms and dads

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

  • ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism
    Untreated inattention, hyperactivity further diminish quality of life, researchers say

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

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

  • Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD
    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
    Small increase in past decade likely reflects greater awareness of the disorder, CDC says

  • ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations
    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
    Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

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

  • Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends
    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
    Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

  • Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD
    Study suggests link between behavior in kindergarten and sleep loss earlier in life

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

  • Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study
    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
    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
    But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

  • ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling
    Switching from one med to another isn't always an option, experts note

  • ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families
    Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

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

  • Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead
    Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

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

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

  • FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD
    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
    Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

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

  • Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study
    Children with existing health or emotional issues most at risk, researchers say

  • Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity
    But some experts question the usefulness of the study findings

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

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

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

  • Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study
    More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

  • Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ
    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
    ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

  • Vyvanse Approved for Adolescent ADHD
    Previously sanctioned for ADHD in adults and children

  • ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study
    Better diagnosis and screening may play a role in increase, researchers say

  • Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes
    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
    Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

  • Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity
    Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

  • Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study
    Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

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

  • Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD
    Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

  • Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds
    Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

  • Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
    Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

  • Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment
    Study shows that they can fool doctors on certain tests

  • Cognitive Therapy Helps Adults With ADHD
    Study found adding it to medications lessened symptoms

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

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

  • Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span
    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
    Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

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

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

  • Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD
    Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

  • Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD
    Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

  • Health Tip: Managing ADHD
    Helping your child at home

  • ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year
    Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

  • Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity
    But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

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

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

  • ADHD Brain May Be a Little Different
    Ventral striatum is smaller, which may explain impulsiveness, researchers say

  • Lead Exposure May Contribute to ADHD
    Two studies report higher levels in kids with symptoms

  • As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support
    Elementary schools better with behavioral, emotional issues, survey found

  • Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity
    A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

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

  • Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help
    Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

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

  • Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring
    Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

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

  • Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction
    In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

  • Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD
    Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

  • Intuniv Approved for Pediatric ADHD
    No known potential for abuse, maker says

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

  • Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise
    Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

  • Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD
    Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Symptoms of ADHD?
    Here are general warning signs

  • Health Tip: Understanding ADHD
    Information for parents

  • Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag
    Government study finds gains and losses

  • Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk
    Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds

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

  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids
    But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

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

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

  • Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk
    Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

  • Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms
    Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

  • Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom
    Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

  • Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD
    Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

  • Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'
    Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

  • Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive
    Finding comes as use of stimulant for enhanced mental function is on the increase

  • Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling
    It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

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

  • Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications
    Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

  • Health Tip: Taking ADHD Medications
    Suggestions to minimize side effects

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

  • Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug
    30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

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

  • ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls
    It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

  • Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase
    Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

  • ADHD Stimulant Meds Cut Young Girls' Drug Abuse Risk
    Study mirrors previous findings in boys, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD
    Suggestions to guide the child's behavior

  • U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans
    Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

  • ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk
    Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

  • ADHD Gene Doesn't Predict Response to Drugs
    But variant is linked to disease severity, researchers report

  • Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts
    Most report less daytime sleepiness when opening bell is pushed back, study concludes

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
    Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

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

  • Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood
    Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

  • Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk
    But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

  • Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD
    American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications

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

  • Doctors' Groups Offer ADHD Guide for Parents
    It's designed to provide accurate information on common childhood condition

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

  • Food Additives Could Fuel Hyperactivity in Kids
    Study makes first link between colorings, preservatives and behavioral woes

  • 9% of U.S. Kids Have ADHD
    But most aren't getting the medications they need, researchers say

  • Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids
    But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

  • Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD
    Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

  • Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems
    The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

  • Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma
    Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

  • Parental Drinking Boosts Alcoholism Risk for ADHD Kids
    Association is partly explained by family stresses, studies find

  • Vyvanse Approved for ADHD
    But will get 'black box' warning of possible amphetamine effects

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

  • Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD
    It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

  • Health Tip: Take ADHD Medication as Prescribed
    Overdose can cause dangerous side effects

  • Health Tip: Coping With ADHD
    How to help your child

  • Study Sparks Debate on Ritalin Use in Preschoolers
    Researchers found it worked for some severe cases

  • ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis
    Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

  • ADHD Drug to Get Stronger Warning
    Dexedrine, like other similar drugs, linked to heart risks

  • Study May Explain How ADHD Treatments Work
    PET scans show drugs' effect on the brain

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

  • Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay
    Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

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

  • ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth
    Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

  • Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms
    Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of ADHD
    Difficulty paying attention may be most obvious

  • Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring
    Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

  • New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis
    Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

  • Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy
    Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

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

  • FDA Panel Rejects Strongest Warning for ADHD Drugs
    Instead calls for simpler language and more information on labeling

  • Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms
    Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

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

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

  • Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity
    Researchers stress findings are preliminary

  • Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors
    Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

  • ADHD in Childhood Ups Risk of Smoking
    Researchers stressed the findings were preliminary

  • FDA Issues Alert on ADHD Drug Strattera
    Trials find link between medication and suicidal thoughts in children

  • Toll-Free Hotline Will Offer ADHD Answers
    Experts will be on hand Thursday via phone and Internet

  • More Than 2.5 Million U.S. Kids Medicated for ADHD
    Report finds many more have been diagnosed with the disorder

  • Snoring Can Predict Kids' Hyperactivity
    New research provides even stronger evidence of the link

  • FDA Told to Delay ADHD Drug Labeling Changes
    Advisory panel suggests more safety data be gathered before any warnings are made

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

  • FDA Gets Tough on ADHD Drugs
    New labels that highlight psychiatric side effects will be ordered for one class of medicines

  • ior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug
    Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

  • ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence
    Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

  • Health Tip: Adult ADD
    Symptoms often mistaken for stress

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

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Attention-Deficit Disorder
    Is it ADHD or just childhood exuberance?

  • Ritalin Ups Brain Activity
    Stimulant boosts attention circuitry in kids with ADHD and reading disorder

  • Children With ADHD Show Brain Differences
    Study shows chemical imbalances only partly explain disorder

  • Sleep Disorders Can Signal Other Trouble
    Study points to attention, psychiatric problems

  • Adult ADHD: An Overlooked Problem
    Parents of children with the disorder often struggle with it themselves

  • ADHD Risk Jumps as Parental Education Level Drops
    Study finds boys in particular affected by connection

  • Adult ADHD Costs Billions in Lost Income
    More common in grownups than once believed, experts report

  • Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Spells Trouble for Boys
    Exposure increases risk of behavioral problems in school

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

  • Use of Antipsychotics Doubles for Low-Income Kids
    Tennessee study suggests treatment decisions are behind trend

  • Stripping Away the Myths Surrounding ADHD
    Proper diagnosis and medication make it a very treatable disorder