ADHD in the News

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

Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study

09/23/2014 - Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD

09/15/2014 - Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

09/11/2014 - Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

09/02/2014 - Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

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