American Clinical Solutions Adds Ritalin to Their Drug Test Panel
PR.com (press release)
Ritalin (methylphenidate) is the most commonly prescribed drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a major neurobehavioral disorder in childhood. ADHD is characterized by hyperactivity, limited attention span, and poor impulse control ...
Anger, shame and other drugs
Ritalin helps me focus and offers me aid with the working memory issues that are caused by my ADHD. The effects of the medicine are clear: Without it, I need a pen and paper to solve basic arithmetic, and I cannot complete mundane tasks like writing a ...
Ten Percent Of Teens Use Study Drugs Yet Most Parents Aren't AwareMedical News Today
10 percent of teens use 'study drugs'HealthCentral.com
New UM poll shows 1 in 100 parents believe their kids use prescription ...News-Medical.net
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Do diet changes help ADHD children?
Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been reporting marked behavioral improvements due to diets eliminating artificial food coloring and other additives for decades now, but those reports have gained traction in ...
'Kai The Hitchhiker,' murder suspect, has ADHD, father says
NEWARK, N.J. - He was a gregarious, spontaneous child, his father said, a handful at times who loved music and playing the guitar. As an adult he became famous as Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, his celebrity taking a turn toward notoriety when ...
Kai The Hitchhiker's Dad: He's Wandering Around "Because He Hasn't Given His ...Gothamist
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Three Students Arrested In Alleged Ritalin Ring
WRIGHT TOWNSHIP – Authorities in the Mountain Top area arrested three young people who are accused of plotting to sell one teenager's eight-month supply of prescription pills to other students inside Crestwood High School. Wright Township police filed ...
Three students face drug chargesGo Lackawanna
Three Crestwood students arrested on drug chargesCitizens Voice
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Mother Nature Network (blog)
Kids who live near traffic more likely to develop ADHD
Mother Nature Network (blog)
A new study has found a link between kids' exposure to traffic and their future risk for developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral disorders. The study, which was conducted at the University of Cincinnati and ...
Why ADHD may increase risk for obesity
Obesity and ADHD figures in the U.S.. 17 percent of children obese; 35 percent of adults are obese; Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death; Somewhere between 7 and 10 percent children have ADHD diagnosis; Boys (13.2%) are more ...
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Guest opinion: The misnamed ADHD is not over-diagnosed
The Daily Camera
The April 16 Camera editorial (reprinted from the Philadelphia Inquirer) perpetuates a number of common myths and misconceptions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a psychologist specializing in attention issues for the past 15 ...
ADHD or Sleep Disorder: Are We Getting It Wrong?Huffington Post
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Kids using 'study drugs' but parents not paying attention
Study drugs include medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, and Vyvanse. Taking the drugs can help teens stay awake and alert to cram for exams, but experts ...
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ADHD Affects Growing Number of Grown-Ups
Most people think ADHD only affects children and teenagers. But more and more adults are being diagnosed with it. David Goodall, Jr., is one of them. But for him, ADHD does not manifest itself as an attention "deficit." More like attention ...
The Surprising Link Between ADHD and Obesity
Interestingly adults that had controlled their ADHD symptoms as an adult seemed to have a higher rate of obesity than those that continued to have symptoms. The results could simply be because the study was small -- there were only 111 in the ADHD ...
Is Childhood ADHD Making You a Fat Adult?
"As we learn more about the regions of the brain that may be implicated in obesity, they overlap with brain regions implicated in ADHD," says Dr. F. Xavier Castellanos to Reuters. According to Castellanos, who wrote in Pediatrics, the reward system ...
ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In AdultsNPR (blog)
ADHD May Prime Boys for ObesityTIME
Men who had ADHD as kids may be more likely to be obese as adultsCBS News
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Study: Pollution Exposure Associated With ADHD in Children
U.S. News & World Report
Children who lived in areas with high levels of "traffic-related air pollution" when they were a year old were significantly more likely by age 7 to have ADHD than children who lived in less polluted areas. The study, published Tuesday in NIH's ...
ADHD linked to traffic pollutionWVXU
Air pollution could link to ADHD in childrenInternational Environmental Technology
Early life exposure to traffic-related air pollution linked to higher ...allvoices
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ADHD in Childhood Linked to Adult Obesity
ADHD in Childhood Linked to Adult Obesity Researchers have discovered that men diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as likely to be obese adults. Investigators from the Child Study Center at New York ...
Narcolepsy could explain sudden bouts of sleep - Daily Journal
Daily Journal Online
Modafinil (Provigil), armodafinil (Nuvigil), methylphenidate (Ritalin, others) and dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) are stimulants commonly used to treat narcolepsy. I'm sure this has occurred to you, but if you're falling asleep without warning, don't ...
ADHD in childhood may be linked to obesity in adults
The study found at age 41, the men who had ADHD weighed an average of 213 pounds, and 41 percent of them were obese, while the men who hadn't had ADHD weighed 194 pounds on average, and 22 percent were obese. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn ...
Research shows possible link between ADHD and obesity
Experts also aren't sure what's behind the apparent link, though they suspect the impulsivity associated with ADHD may make it more difficult for those patients to monitor their eating, which could lead to abnormal food habits and obesity. Researchers ...
Childhood ADHD linked to obesity in adulthood according to new study
ADHD is a disorder characterized by hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inattention and an inability to focus. It affects approximately 6.8 percent of U.S. children ages 3 to 17 in any given year, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease ...
Boys with ADHD may become obese adults
(CNN) — Boys with ADHD may be at risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study – which, if confirmed in larger studies, may have implications for more than 4 million kids in the United States living with the disorder. Researchers at NYU's ...
Men diagnosed with ADHD as children have higher obesity rates, study finds
Men diagnosed with ADHD as children had higher rates of obesity and larger body-mass indices (BMI) than their peers not diagnosed with childhood ADHD, according to a study published online in the journal Pediatrics today. However, it's important to ...