Mental HealthInfo Center
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.
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.
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?
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.
Getting Your Bell Rung
With football season in full swing, it's time to get reacquainted with concussions: what to expect, how to treat and when to return to action.
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.