Under Debate: Psychiatric Medications
Medications are often prescribed to treat mental conditions, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? Some have raised concerns that psychiatric medications may have overstated benefits and underreported harms.
ADHD Treatment: Too Much Medication, Too Little Therapy
All children have those days when they’re bouncing off the walls, but kids with ADHD may need more help than average to manage their behavior. And the kind of help they get may make a big difference in their health.
Setting the Record Straight on ADHD Prevalence
Controversy swirls around whether ADHD is over- or underdiagnosed — bringing into question the real rate of ADHD. New evidence sheds light on the factors that may affect reported rates of ADHD.
A Surprising Possible Risk of ADHD
ADHD is known to be tied to difficulties in school and trouble focusing, but something much more serious might also be tied to the condition.
No Raised ADHD Risk from Labor Rx
In the quest to find the cause of ADHD, anything a child is exposed to can be on the list of suspects. New evidence may mark one potential cause off that list.
Rx May Keep Kids With ADHD Safe
A common medication for ADHD may keep kids out of the emergency room.
Air Pollution May Increase Risk of ADHD in Children
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons — usually shortened to PAH — are a component of air pollution. And new research suggests they may raise the risk of ADHD in children whose mothers are exposed to them.
ADHD Medicines May Not Stunt Growth
ADHD is often treated with stimulants, which some researchers and parents are concerned could limit children's growth. But new research may relieve those concerns.
ADHD Risk from Smoking in Pregnancy
It's pretty common knowledge that smoking isn't good for you, and smoking during pregnancy isn't good for either of you.
AAP Issues Statement on ADHD and Substance Abuse
Even though ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can be treated with stimulant medications, those who have ADHD are at higher risk for substance abuse.