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More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: StudyApril 30, 2016

Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?April 01, 2016

Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, DepressionApril 01, 2016

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for KidsMarch 31, 2016

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From OthersMarch 08, 2016

Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in KidsMarch 03, 2016

One-quarter of children in study had lower-than-normal readings, but reasons aren't clear

Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD LearnFebruary 29, 2016

Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?February 23, 2016

Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study AidFebruary 16, 2016

Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in KidsFebruary 12, 2016

If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study ContendsFebruary 04, 2016

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: StudyJanuary 08, 2016

Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015January 03, 2016

Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: StudyDecember 30, 2015

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for AutismDecember 28, 2015

Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study FindsDecember 08, 2015

Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in KidsNovember 23, 2015

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study FindsNovember 20, 2015

Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study FindsOctober 23, 2015

However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health ServicesOctober 23, 2015

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and GirlsOctober 22, 2015

Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care DoctorsOctober 12, 2015

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

ADHD May Mask Autism in Young KidsSeptember 14, 2015

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: ReportSeptember 03, 2015

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born EarlyAugust 24, 2015

Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHDAugust 14, 2015

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?July 01, 2015

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study SuggestsJune 22, 2015

Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?June 12, 2015

Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to FocusJune 11, 2015

Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study SaysJune 03, 2015

Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHDMay 14, 2015

Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental HealthMay 11, 2015

Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and TeensMay 01, 2015

Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in KidsMay 01, 2015

Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: StudyApril 21, 2015

The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study FindsApril 17, 2015

Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for KidsMarch 25, 2015

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered CareMarch 23, 2015

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?March 19, 2015

Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: StudyMarch 03, 2015

But some question accuracy of estimate

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature DeathFebruary 26, 2015

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHDFebruary 09, 2015

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: StudyFebruary 09, 2015

Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: StudyJanuary 28, 2015

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: StudyJanuary 15, 2015

Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study SuggestsJanuary 14, 2015

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHDDecember 15, 2014

Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDANovember 14, 2014

In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: SurveyNovember 13, 2014

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work