ADHD in the News

Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study

04/10/2014 - Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

03/17/2014 - 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

03/12/2014 - 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

03/03/2014 - 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?

02/26/2014 - 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

02/24/2014 - 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

02/17/2014 - 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

01/29/2014 - In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds

Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med

01/02/2014 - Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug

Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

01/02/2014 - Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

12/30/2013 - Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

12/17/2013 - Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

12/04/2013 - ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children

12/03/2013 - But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

12/02/2013 - MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says

11/22/2013 - Shots are given to boost lung development

1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

11/22/2013 - Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism

11/18/2013 - But whether one causes the other isn't clear

Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

10/29/2013 - Researchers wonder whether sunlight protects children, adults from distracted behavior

Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

10/21/2013 - Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say