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Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study Suggests

Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study Suggests

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is on the rise, a new study published on Monday suggests.Looking at health records from Southern California, insurance provid…

Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study Suggests

Childhood ADHD on the Rise, Study Suggests

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is on the rise, a new study published on Monday suggests.Looking at health records from Southern California, insurance provid…

Adderall Use on the Rise for Mothers

Adderall Use on the Rise for Mothers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — All over America, moms are turning to the prescription drug Adderall for relief. Adderall is a drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but these women don’t have ADHD; they say they need Adderall to be bet…

Should Kids Be Prescribed ADHD Medications Sooner?

Should Kids Be Prescribed ADHD Medications Sooner?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who start taking medications as early as fourth grade may be more likely to score better academically than those who start taking medication in middle sch…

Prescriptions for ADHD Drugs Increasing, Says New FDA Research

Prescriptions for ADHD Drugs Increasing, Says New FDA Research

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of children who received prescriptions for drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased over an eight-year period while the number of antibiotic prescriptions declined, acco…

Youngest Kids in Grade More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD

Youngest Kids in Grade More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children who are the youngest in their grades are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and be prescribed medication for the condition than their peers born ear…

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study Finds

Snoring Babies May Become Hyperactive Kids, Study Finds

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The quality of sleep children get, including how much they snore as a baby, may affect their risk of growing into hyperactive kids down the line, suggests a new study.The findings, published Monday in the journal Pediat…

Study Finds Possible Link Between Anesthesia and ADHD

Study Finds Possible Link Between Anesthesia and ADHD

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — Young children who undergo multiple procedures requiring anesthesia could be at higher risk for developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later on, according to a new study published in the…

Adderall Drug Shortage Will Continue in 2012, Gov’t Officials Say

Adderall Drug Shortage Will Continue in 2012, Gov’t Officials Say

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A contentious relationship between drug manufacturers and the Drug Enforcement Agency may cause a continuing shortage of the attention deficit medication Adderall, which the Food and Drug Administration just added to…

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