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The Chicken or the Egg: Poor Sleep and ADHD
Kids with ADHD often have trouble sleeping. But which came first — the sleep problems or the medications used to treat ADHD?
Managing ADHD with Medication
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder that can continue through adolescence into adulthood. While ADHD is treatable both with medication and without, medication can help both children and adults with ADHD manage their symptoms by increasing certain brain chemicals. Read on to learn about the different ADHD medications available, how to prepare for your or your child’s doctor’s appointment, and what to expect during and after treatment.  
Green Light for Kid-Friendly ADHD Rx
There's a new medication option for young ADHD patients who may not be able to swallow pills.
In ADHD Anxiety, Rx Not Likely the Culprit
Despite past reports that ADHD medication could lead to anxiety in kids, new evidence suggests that stimulant medications may actually help with this issue.
ADHD Rx Appeared Safe for Kids with Congenital Heart Disease
Kids with congenital heart disease often are at risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But whether ADHD medications can be safely given to this population has been a big concern for parents and doctors alike.
'Smart Pill' May Enhance Thinking
Pop a pill to boost your brainpower — it’s been a theory for a while but may now be closer to reality.
Tips for Adults with ADHD
Adulting can be hard… especially if you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The hallmark traits of ADHD — inattention and distractibility — can make everything from paying the bills on time to keeping up with work, family and social demands seem overwhelming.
Alternative ADHD Treatments
ADHD is commonly treated with stimulants, but is a complex disorder that is unique to the individual patient. T here are alternative non-medication therapies that can be used alongside medication. If you or your child has ADHD, ask your doctor about these alternative treatments.   
Your Diet & ADHD
Diet changes, whether used as an alternative to stimulants or as a complement to medication, may help ease the symptoms of ADHD.
ADHD: A Possible Pesticide Pitfall
Pesticides are used to keep bugs away and make life easier, but they might be making life harder for some children.