Rx May Keep Kids With ADHD Safe
A common medication for ADHD may keep kids out of the emergency room.
Looking Closer at ADHD and Obesity
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be well known, but there is still a great deal that scientists don't know about it.
FDA Warns of Erections from Methylphenidate Use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a serious potential side effect of methylphenidate products (e.g. Ritalin, Concerta, and Daytrana) used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Rare Risk of Long-Lasting Erections from ADHD Medications
FDA is warning that methylphenidate products, one type of stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may in rare instances cause prolonged and sometimes painful erections known as priapism.
ADHD Meds Not Related to Addictions
There may be good news for the worried parents of kids with ADHD. Stimulant medication treatments may have little to no bearing on later alcohol or substance abuse.
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.
Fewer Kids' Meds Prescribed - Except for ADHD
Though the past decade has seen increases in prescription drugs used among adults, the use of doctor-prescribed medications among children has actually declined - with some exceptions.
Hold the Hyper, Keep the Heart
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently read warnings on their medication bottles instructing them to avoid usage if they have structural heart problems or another pre-existing heart condition.
Behaving Badly: A Childhood Disorder
Millions of children across the United States are affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These children have to deal with a all sorts of behavioral problems, which can make both school and social situations difficult to manage.
Help for Adult ADHD
While attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is most commonly associated with children, adults suffer from it too. New research shows certain medications improve adult ADHD symptoms.