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Why Are So Many College and High School Kids Abusing Adderall

Allen Frances | Posted 11.09.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

During the past 15 years, there has been a remarkable transformation in the drug trade. It used to be dominated by the illegal drug cartels. Now it it is dominated by the legal drug companies.

Mind Games: Surprising News About ADHD Medication

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Note: This post has been revised since its original publication. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with ADD over 10 years ago, as the result of a co...

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Persists In Young Kids Despite Medication | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in young children with medication, finding t...

The NFL's ADHD, Adderall Mess

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Apparently the Adderall craze that has hit America's college students is also making an impression on the professional football players in the National Football League. NFL drug suspensions will hit a record this year, and at least some are felt to be related to amphetamine use, which is the main ingredient of Adderall.

Study: ADHD Medicines Help Curb Criminal Behavior In Older Teens And Adults

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.26.2012 | Teen

-- Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from S...

Children With ADHD Say Stimulant Drugs Help

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents

* Up to one in 10 children in UK and U.S. have ADHD * Study is first to ask kids about disorder and treatment * Medicate...

When Is More Not Always Better? Advances in Science That Raise Important Questions

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

While advances in science no doubt help us in countless ways, and in no way am I suggesting we impede the development of medicines that improve the quality of our lives, we need to keep a watchful eye on the cultural pressures some unwittingly create.

Catherine Pearson

Study: More Children, Teens Taking Antipsychotics For ADHD | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

The number of children and teens taking antipsychotic medications has skyrocketed in recent years, with psychiatrists prescribing the drugs in nearly ...

Do 'Study Drugs' Breed a Nation of Winners -- or Cheaters?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Children are learning that success comes not by training, practice and hard work, but by taking shortcuts. We tell young people, "Don't use drugs," but our beliefs and actions encourage them to win at all costs.

U.S. Kids Get More ADHD Drugs, Fewer Antibiotics: Study

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents

(Reuters) - The number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped slightly over the past decade, bucking the rise in prescriptions to adults, with ...

This Approach May Be Better Than Drugs For ADHD

| Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living

By SciCurious (Click here for the original article) Before stimulant drugs such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall began their rise to popularity i...

Katherine Bindley

Just How Many Kids Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.22.2012 | Parents

More children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADHD than even before -- 10.4 million in 2010 -- according to a new study that concluded a staggeri...

ADHD: The Medication Helps Daddy, Too

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Kergan Edwards-Stout

We finally decided to try the pharmaceuticals available, only to be met with warnings from countless well-meaning people, none of whom actually had children with ADHD. I began to feel as if, in some small way, they were judging our parenting skills and finding fault.

The Good News About ADHD

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

The fact that the child's social context may play a part in causing the attention, focusing and behavior problems that we call ADHD can actually be interpreted as good news for parents.

3 Ways To Treat ADHD -- Naturally

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to ADHD, it appears that a combination of medication with behavioral and environmental modifications yield the best results.

Good News For Parents Of Kids With ADHD

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents

Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious he...

How Beneficial Are ADHD Medications Really?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Starting about 10 years ago, there was an uptick in rumors about students who were buying medications normally used to treat ADHD to help them study. Do these drugs make you smarter?

9 Food Additives Possibly Linked ADHD (PHOTOS) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it's not because he or she played too many video games, logged multiple hours of ...

ADHD: 12 Myths And Facts (PHOTOS) | Kristin Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Because attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms -- inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity -- affect a child's ability to le...

How To Treat ADHD With A Nutritious Diet

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Sugar alone does not cause hyperactivity. It reduces the nutritional quality of the diet and may aggravate other food intolerances

ADHD Drugs Linked To Deaths: Study

Washington Post | Shankar Vedantam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Children taking stimulant drugs such as Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are several times as likely to suffer sudden, unexpl...