Narcolepsy Drug Shows Promise for ADHD
A drug now used to help people with excessive daytime sleepiness is showing promise as a treatment for children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
FDA Panel Backs Approval of ADHD Patch
An expert panel on Friday recommended government approval of the first skin patch designed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children ages 6 to 12 years old.
Schools Can't Require ADHD Drugs
The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill barring schools from requiring hyperactive children to use drug treatments as a condition for attending classes.
Long-Lasting ADHD Patch May Be an Option
Kids who need ADHD drugs may soon have a choice: the patch or the pill.
FDA Issues Advisory on ADHD Drug Strattera
The FDA has issued a public health advisory about rare reports of suicidal thinking in children and adolescents taking Strattera, a drug approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children.
New Numbers on ADHD in U.S. Kids
A new CDC report shows how common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become in the U.S.
Ritalin May Slow Growth in Some
A review of studies shows that Ritalin may slow growth in some kids, but most catch up and reach normal adult height.
Smoking During Pregnancy May Double ADHD Risk
Women who smoke during pregnancy may be twice as likely to give birth to a child with behavioral problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Teenage Girls With ADHD Act Out
Study Portrays a Group Plagued by Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse
Combined ADHD Treatment Lowers Need for Drugs
Most kids who are treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take stimulant medications, but new research suggests that the need for these drugs can be reduced dramatically in those who get behavioral therapy as well.