Which Kids Should Take Antipsychotics?
Some medications can be used to treat multiple conditions, especially in mental health. But drugs are also sometimes prescribed for conditions they aren't approved to treat.
It’s All in the Way You Look at It
Diagnosing some brain disorders requires testing that can be expensive and complicated. What if something as simple as the way a person moves their eyes could show if they had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ( FASD )?
Give Your Brain a Break
" Buzzzzz !" A new text message. "Ding!" Another instant message. " Bloop !" A new email. And then you hear the music of your phone's ringtone. When does your brain ever get to rest?
ADHD Treatment May Reduce Smoking Risk
Did you know that kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to start smoking? The question is whether seeking treatment early in life can decrease this risk.
Filling Prescriptions Before It’s Time
One of the more difficult forms of drug abuse to control among teens is prescription drug abuse. Prescription drugs, like stimulants prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can be abused for recreational purposes.
Girls With ADHD
Girls with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to have impulse control issues. Impulsive behavior can get out of hand pretty quickly.
Little Snorers Can Have Big Behaviors
It may seem cute sometimes when babies snore, like their adorable yawns and sneezes. But persistent snoring in children may be a sign of later behavior problems.
Long Term ADHD Drugs Appear Safe
Between five and seven percent of adolescents in the US are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, little is known about the long-term effects of drugs used to treat ADHD.
New Warning for ADHD Drug
The ADHD medication, Strattera ( atomoxetine ), received new safety warning labels from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June.
So What About Coffee During Pregnancy?
Women are advised to give up lots of vices during pregnancy, however coffee is generally viewed as safe. But should they pass on their morning cup of coffee as well? The evidence has generally been limited and mixed.