Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderInfo Center
Skip the Smokes But Pass My Meds
The most common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are stimulants. Tobacco is also a stimulant, so would taking medication reduce smoking among those with ADHD?
Getting the Full Picture with ADHD
One of the challenges of identifying and treating children with mental health conditions is figuring out what symptoms are related to the condition. This is especially true with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.
When Anxiety Complicates ADHD
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may also have other disorders, such as anxiety. It's important to understand how these disorders together affect children.
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.
Kids' ADHD Doesn't Always Last
Just because a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when they're young doesn't mean they continue to show symptoms of the disorder later in life.
ADHD Treatment Lowered Car Accident Risk in Men
Safely driving a car requires concentration and focus, which might be difficult for those with ADHD. One new study looked at the relationship between ADHD and serious car accidents among adults.
Kids of Older Fathers at Higher Psychological Risk
Waiting to have children is not uncommon, but there might be some consequences for the children if parents wait too long.
Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Might Affect Child's Behavior
Acetaminophen is the most common over-the-counter pain reliever in the United States, and is generally considered safe for pregnant women to use. A new study, however, showed that the medication may affect a child's behavioral development.
ADHD Meds Didn’t Increase Stroke Risk
Stimulants are known to increase stroke risk in adults. But what does this mean for the five million kids between 5 and 17 who have ADHD, many of whom will be treated with stimulants?
ADHD May Increase Risk of Traffic Accidents
Millions of traffic accidents happen each year, and they are often due to people being distracted. People with ADHD pose a unique risk.
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