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Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades October 16, 2017

But adolescent health experts say there's no evidence to support that belief

Back to School, Back to Planning for Kids With Autism, ADHD September 04, 2017

Thinking ahead and keeping a calendar with important dates can help make transition smoother

Treating ADHD May Help Curb Later Drinking, Drug Problems July 24, 2017

For people with the disorder, meds like Ritalin linked to lower rates of alcohol, drug abuse, study finds

When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism? June 22, 2017

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk June 12, 2017

Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids? May 25, 2017

Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition May 12, 2017

They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds May 10, 2017

Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health? May 03, 2017

More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers March 27, 2017

But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD February 16, 2017

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma February 14, 2017

Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later February 13, 2017

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

Could the 'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD? January 30, 2017

There's no solid proof, but encouraging healthy eating is a wise move, specialist says

Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC January 26, 2017

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth January 12, 2017

Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students? January 09, 2017

Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years December 29, 2016

More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers November 15, 2016

Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study October 17, 2016

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study September 19, 2016

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study September 16, 2016

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy September 16, 2016

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids August 23, 2016

Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD? August 18, 2016

Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD August 17, 2016

Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids August 15, 2016

But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs August 12, 2016

Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk? July 15, 2016

Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds July 13, 2016

It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms July 06, 2016

Activity won't replace standard treatments, but could be helpful add-on

Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety? June 10, 2016

Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD June 08, 2016

Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids June 01, 2016

Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids May 30, 2016

Healthier habits related to exercise and diet could help many with the disorder, researcher says

ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests May 18, 2016

Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC May 03, 2016

Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study May 02, 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, Depression April 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 Kids March 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 Others March 08, 2016

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

ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids March 03, 2016

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

Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn February 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 Aid February 16, 2016

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

Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids February 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 Contends February 04, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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