Adderall: The Troubling Trends
More young adults are experimenting with the prescription drug Adderall, which is commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), than ever before. And that could be a big problem.
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.
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.
Adderall Trending on Twitter
College kids have been abusing Adderall to help them study for a while now. But thousands of tweets about Adderall suggest that Adderall abuse has become too much of the norm.
ADHD Meds May Be Heart Safe
Some patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be concerned that their medication may affect their heart health. So, researchers set out to see if taking ADHD medicine was linked to serious heart problems.
Mixed Report Card on Teen Substance Use
Teens may be drinking and smoking less – but they are smoking out more. Cigarette smoking and alcohol use are at their lowest levels among teens while pot use has climbed.
Taking a Look at ADHD Treatments
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common problem among children, and research suggests that it may be growing. So how are these young patients and their families coping with the disorder? What are the different treatment options and how many patients utilize them?
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.
FDA Warning: Counterfeit Adderall
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and health care professionals about a counterfeit version of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Adderall 30 milligram tablets that is being purchased on the Internet.
Freeing the Mind to Focus
The Adderall / Focalin question has long faced newly diagnosed ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) patients and their parents. So can science, with the precision of its methods and the weight of its authority, decide the matter?