ADHD Information Center Archive
Women with significant attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder do not need to stop treatment during pregnancy.
Treatment with ADHD medication during pregnancy was associated with a higher risk for neonatal morbidity, especially central nervous system-related disorders such as seizures.
A majority of study participants also reported that they frequently skip doses of ADHD medication.
There is an unmet need for better treatment to manage symptom burden among US adults with ADHD.
The FDA has approved Adzenys ER extended-release oral suspension ADHD treatment for patients 6 years and older.
There does not appear to be an association between methylphenidate hydrochloride treatment for ADHD and suicide attempts.
Sunovion has submitted a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a new treatment for ADHD.
The generic forms of Strattera are the first to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of ADHD.
Girls whose mothers consumed high amounts of licorice during pregnancy have more advanced pubertal maturation at age 12 years.
More than 6 million physician visits were made by children between 4 and 17 years of age with ADHD in 2012 to 2013.
Patients diagnosed with a prior psychiatric condition have increased odds of long-term opioid receipt than patients without these conditions.
Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend behavior therapy as the first-line therapy for preschoolers.
Children exposed to acetaminophen prenatally had an increased risk of multiple behavioral difficulties.
Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.
Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.
The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.
Children in foster care are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and are more likely to have a comorbid disorder.
The earlier in a pregnancy a child is born, the greater their risk for developing ADHD.
Prescription diet pills were the most popular stimulant drug misused by females, while Adderall was the drug misused most often by males.
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was lowest among those without health insurance.
Of the patients with current ADHD, 74.0% received treatment in the past week and 44.0% had received behavioral therapy in the past year.
After one year, the children as a whole showed improvements in hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, and social skills.
Patients taking Vyvanse experienced a decrease in the number of binge eating days per week.
Maternal and paternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with higher ADHD risk, but the association was stronger for females.
Kids diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk for developing substance use disorders.
Many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may have missed out on valuable counseling.
The FDA is warning of a rare but serious risk of painfully prolonged erections with ADHD drugs containing methylphenidate.
Mothers of children with ADHD more likely to be younger, single and smokers, regardless of child gender.
Nearly one in five currently diagnosed with ADHD not receiving medication, counseling.
Improvements in circadian clock disturbances may explain association seen between sun exposure and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The ADHD risk for patients who undergo early cardiac surgery should be conveyed to parents.
Children with ADHD significantly more likely to have visits for constipation, fecal incontinence.
Caregivers tend to chose medication for academic achievement, behavior therapy for behavioral compliance for kids with ADHD.
About one in five children and adolescents with ADHD show signs of autism.
System may also improve quality of ADHD management in children.
Asthma, impetigo and antihistamine drug prescriptions more likely in children with ADHD.
Texting while driving is associated with negative outcomes for all teen drivers, but particularly those with ADHD.
Variation signals disparity between clinical practice guidelines and actual practice.
Inattentive symptoms predicted problematic game use in boys with autism spectrum disorders or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
A device that measures brain wave frequency has been cleared by the FDA for the use of ADHD diagnosis.
Following mild traumatic brain injury, significantly more patients with ADHD than without were disabled.
Higher rates of obesity and higher BMIs observed in men with remitted ADHD versus men with no ADHD history.
These interventions show more effectiveness than methylphenidate for preschoolers at risk
Prescribing neuroenhancing drugs, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, to improve cognitive function is unjustified and inadvisable, according to position paper.
Childhood ADHD lasts into adulthood in 29% of cases, along with an increased risk for psychiatric disorders, suicide.
Medication status does not predict change in symptom severity among young children with moderate-to-severe ADHD.
Children of parents who report intimate partner violence and depression are more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Fatty acid supplementation, elimination of artificial food colorings have positive effects on ADHD symptoms.
Overall, half of ADHD stimulant medication-related ED visits in 2010 involved nonmedical use and nearly one third involved adverse drug reactions.
Rates of ADHD diagnoses up 25% in the last decade, with the most notable increases observed among black girls.
More antisocial personality disorder, substance use and divorces for adult men with ADHD.
Criminal convictions significantly down for men, women with ADHD receiving meds versus nonmedication periods.
Age difference between youngest and oldest students may account for gaps in maturity and school performance.
A genetic marker previously identified as associated with smoking may also be associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Moderate intensity aerobic exercise may improve neurocognitive function and inhibitory control in children with ADHD.
A large, population-based study confirms previous associations between maternal diabetes, low socioeconomic status and ADHD.
FDA warns that counterfeit drug may be ineffective and potentially harmful.
At ages 3 and 5, children who had been exposed to methamphetamine in the womb had greater emotional reactivity and higher levels of anxiety and depression than their unexposed peers.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs did not increase the risk for cardiovascular events among children, data from a retrospective cohort study involving more than 1.2 million children and young adults indicate.
Bisphenol A exposure in the womb may contribute to ADHD, anxiety and depression in toddlers.
Children exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke had a 50% increased risk for neurobehavioral disorders compared with those with no exposure, data from the National Survey of Children's Health indicated.
Incidence of severe cardiovascular events and death similar among children and teens that use ADHD medications and those who do not, study finds.
Food Advisory Committee to decide whether to ban artificial coloring in food.
An association between stimulant use and risk of sudden death in children and adolescents without known cardiac risk factors has been reported.