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Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids March 25, 2015

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

ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care March 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: Study March 03, 2015

But some question accuracy of estimate

ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death February 26, 2015

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

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

Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

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

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

ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study January 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: Study January 15, 2015

Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

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

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD December 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: FDA November 14, 2014

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

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

Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure November 05, 2014

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds November 03, 2014

Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year October 17, 2014

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says September 29, 2014

Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy September 25, 2014

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study September 23, 2014

Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD September 15, 2014

Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD September 11, 2014

Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds September 02, 2014

Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids? August 27, 2014

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds July 03, 2014

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis June 30, 2014

But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child June 26, 2014

Shouting doesn't help

No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study June 20, 2014

'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism June 06, 2014

Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs? May 28, 2014

Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke May 12, 2014

Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles May 06, 2014

Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study May 02, 2014

18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests April 25, 2014

Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report April 24, 2014

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds April 21, 2014

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study April 10, 2014

Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids March 17, 2014

Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study March 12, 2014

These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies March 03, 2014

Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes? February 26, 2014

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child February 24, 2014

Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study February 17, 2014

But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance

Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes January 29, 2014

In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds

Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med January 02, 2014

Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug

Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013 January 02, 2014

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report December 30, 2013

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA December 17, 2013

Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey December 04, 2013

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children December 03, 2013

But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed