Calls to poison control centers about children’s and teens’ exposure to medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder grew more than 60 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to a new study.
A new study adds to the growing body of research indicating that nonmedical use of prescription stimulants for students without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder likely provides no academic benefits.
Children and teens who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and take medication for the condition are less likely to have a substance use disorder than youth with ADHD who don’t take medication, a new study finds.
A new study finds college students who misuse prescription stimulants are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, compared with students not misusing stimulants. UPI reports students who misused stimulants also were more likely to have conduct disorder or substance use disorder.
Medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder do not increase children’s risk of substance abuse later in life if they start taking them early and for a long period, a new study suggests.
Too many children ages 2 to 5 who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are receiving medication as the first treatment, before behavioral therapy is tried, a new government report states.
Nonmedical use of Adderall, a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, rose 67 percent among young adults between 2006 and 2011, a new study finds. The number of emergency room visits involving misuse of the drug among 18- to 25-year-olds also rose during this period, NPR reports.
A new study finds children who take stimulants to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to be bullied at school than their peers who do not have attention disorders. Those who have ever shared their prescriptions are at highest risk of bullying, Time reports.
People who play electronic games professionally will not be allowed to use the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Adderall unless they have a doctor’s note, the Electronic Sports League said Wednesday.
The peak ages for starting to misuse prescription stimulants, such as drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are between 16 and 19, a new study finds. The researchers say education programs should start in middle school to keep more young people from starting to misuse prescription stimulants.
Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, compared with their peers who don’t live with smokers, according to a new study.