ADHD in the News

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

04/17/2015 - Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids

03/25/2015 - Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

03/23/2015 - Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

03/19/2015 - Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study

03/03/2015 - But some question accuracy of estimate

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

02/26/2015 - Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD

02/09/2015 - Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study

02/09/2015 - Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

01/28/2015 - But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study

01/15/2015 - Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

01/14/2015 - But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking

12/24/2014 - 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

12/15/2014 - Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA

11/14/2014 - In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey

11/13/2014 - Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure

11/05/2014 - Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds

11/03/2014 - Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year

10/17/2014 - Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says

09/29/2014 - Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

09/25/2014 - Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment