ADHD in the News

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

08/27/2014 - New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

08/18/2014 - Largest increase reported among wealthier families

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

07/21/2014 - 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

07/03/2014 - But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis

06/30/2014 - But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child

06/26/2014 - Shouting doesn't help

No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study

06/20/2014 - 'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism

06/06/2014 - Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?

05/28/2014 - 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

05/12/2014 - Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

05/06/2014 - 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

05/02/2014 - 18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

04/25/2014 - 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

04/24/2014 - More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

04/21/2014 - Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

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