April 10, 2014: Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study
Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

March 17, 2014: ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids
Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

March 12, 2014: Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study
These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

March 03, 2014: Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies
Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

February 26, 2014: Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

February 24, 2014: Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

February 17, 2014: Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study
But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance

January 29, 2014: Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes
In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds

January 02, 2014: Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med
Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug

January 02, 2014: Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

December 30, 2013: Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report
Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

December 17, 2013: Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA
Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

December 04, 2013: More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

December 03, 2013: Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children
But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

December 02, 2013: Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?
MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

November 22, 2013: Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
Shots are given to boost lung development

November 22, 2013: 1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says
Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

November 18, 2013: Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism
But whether one causes the other isn't clear

October 29, 2013: Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study
Researchers wonder whether sunlight protects children, adults from distracted behavior

October 21, 2013: Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study
Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

October 03, 2013: Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?
Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

September 30, 2013: Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows
Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

September 25, 2013: Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says
Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family

September 02, 2013: Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice
Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

August 26, 2013: More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

August 23, 2013: Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility, Study Finds
Real-time strategy games hone ability to think on the fly, says researcher

August 23, 2013: Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

August 23, 2013: Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD
Take a positive approach toward your child's diagnosis

August 12, 2013: ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds
One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

August 11, 2013: Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

August 02, 2013: Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior
But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

July 29, 2013: Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD
Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

July 16, 2013: First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD Approved
Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens

July 16, 2013: FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD
Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

June 25, 2013: ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says
Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

June 24, 2013: Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study
Finding points to possible disparities in care

June 08, 2013: Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

June 06, 2013: Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows
Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

June 05, 2013: Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

May 31, 2013: Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

May 31, 2013: Research Shows How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD
Medication activates areas associated with the disorder, scans show

May 29, 2013: Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study
Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

May 29, 2013: ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review
Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

May 21, 2013: Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

May 20, 2013: ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men

May 20, 2013: Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

May 19, 2013: Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

May 16, 2013: 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

May 06, 2013: Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

May 06, 2013: Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study
Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely