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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...

The Superhuman Workforce Has Some Concerned

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money

LONDON -- Performance-boosting drugs, powered prostheses and wearable computers are coming to an office near you – but experts warned in a new r...

School Nurse Stole Kids' ADD Drugs, Replaced With Prescription Painkillers

Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

Dallas school nurse Rebecca Baily-Long is on paid administrative leave after allegedly stealing prescription drugs from students. Bailey-Long is ac...

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...

Bronwen Hruska's Dystopian Vision of Attention Deficit Disorder

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

Hruska's fine debut novel, Accelerated, offers a cautionary tale not only of the pharmaceutical-industrial complex but also of the high-pressured, high-powered world of privilege in Manhattan's elite private schools.

Getting 'It' Into the New York Times

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I've never been against using medication in children. I am against a first and only use of medication in children who are minimally impaired. I believe first one must try to employ effective non-drug interventions of behavior modification and special education.

The Homework Pill

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Some of these children may actually have ADD, but in most cases the M.D.s are simply justifying to the child, parents, school and insurance company the use of these universal performance-enhancing medications.

First Nighter: End of the Rainbow Disses Judy Garland Bigtime

David Finkle | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Does director Terry Johnson see to it that Bennett delivers a terrifyingly manic version of "Come Rain or Come Shine" supposed to mimic Garland at her hopped-up worst? What do you think?

Is Your Parenting To Blame For Your Child's ADHD?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents

Dr. L Alan Sroufe has been fanning the flames of parental guilt lately by suggesting that one major cause of ADHD in children is... their parents. ...

Maybe Private School Is Cheaper Than Ritalin

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Holly Robinson

Your child needs to be learning in a place that will support his strengths rather than view him as a problem. For children who are bright or anxious, active or inattentive, simply changing how and where they learn can make all the difference.

Why "Ritalin Gone Wrong" Is Wrong

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The piece, by L. Alan Sroufe, a psychology professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota, was such a broad assault on what we know about ADHD, and how it is affected by medications like Ritalin and Adderall, that it deserves point-by-point response.

Do You Know Someone With Adult ADD/ADHD?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.19.2012 | Fifty

Even when Tillie Feldman of Los Angeles was a child, she knew she was different than other kids. She feared nothing, showed no deference to authority ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: This Is Your Brain On ADHD | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

2011-12-30-caracarafjgkfgjkfjgirjgijfigfjgifjgjirjgjrijgifjgfjgjfkjcara.jpgAre more kids showing symptoms of ADHD? Or have they always had the disorder, but now more and more kids are being appropriately diagnosed?

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Medications: Safe For Your Heart? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Between 2001 and 2010, use of medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increased more rapidly among adults than kids. With more than 1...

The Diagnosing and Drugging of 'ADHD' Children -- An American Tragedy Worsens

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The diagnosing of millions of children with ADHD in order to medicate them with stimulants and other psychoactive chemicals is an American tragedy, growing into a worldwide catastrophe.

The Ritalin Wars: Understanding America's Adderall Obsession

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Children with extreme degrees of impulsivity, distractibility and hyperactivity are easy to diagnose with ADHD. However because these behaviors vary (from none to many) in a bell shaped distribution curve, most of ADHD diagnosed in this country is of the mild variety.

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?

Ex-Lehman Brothers Director Arrested, Charged With Drug Prescription Forgery

Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

A former Lehman Brothers managing director has been arrested on charges of forging a prescription to buy drugs. Bradley Jack, formerly of the faile...

Why Boys Are Failing In An Educational System Stacked Against Them

Lori Day | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Lori Day

Educational experts proclaim that we have a crisis in the education of boys in this country. The media attention to this topic has been extensive, yet I do not see the systemic changes that are needed.

No More Ritalin and Reality TV for Our ADD Nation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

American's short attention span hops from critical issues to trivialities with the delicate ease of an Olympic gymnast. Our tendency to be drawn into...

More Teens Receiving Dangerous Prescriptions

Reuters | Alison McCook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 2007, one out of every nine teens and one out of six young adults in their 20s received prescriptions for medication that have the potential for ab...

Adderall Abuse Can Lead To Psychosis, Suicide

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The May suicide of Vanderbilt student Kyle Craig shocked his friends and family. Described by his father as "focused, happy, achieving and social," Cr...

The Study Drug Problem

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

Oh, Ritalin. Such an important part of college were you. Little and round and white, the source of, and solution to, so much anxiety during exam periods. And now colleges are cracking down.

Are Study Drugs A Form Of Cheating?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

This semester, Wesleyan University took a firm stance on the use of pharmaceutical study aids, like Ritalin and Adderall, by students without a prescr...

Attention Deficit Disorder: Ritalin Or Recess?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Rambunctiousness in children is normal. And it should be treated with recess, not Ritalin!