Posts Tagged ‘ADHD treatment’

By On May 30th, 2018

Poison Control Centers see dramatic increase in calls about ADHD medication

Experts are sounding the alarm about the risk of accidental ingestion or overdose from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medications, following the release of a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. According to the findings, US Poison Control Centers are receiving approximately 29 calls every day – totally more than 200 per week –  related to…


By On June 12th, 2015

Can a Game Help Children With ADHD Perform Better in School?

New research published in SAGE Open suggests a computer game can help children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder improve classroom behavior and social interactions. According to the report, researchers in China found a computer game assists children with the condition improve concentration which help enhance classroom skills and academic performance. The game used in the study…


By On February 26th, 2015

Does ADHD Increase The Risk of an Early Death?

Individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have nearly double the risk of premature death compared to the general population according to a new study published in The Lancet. Older studies have suggested there may be a link between premature death and the attention disorder, but until now none have been able to demonstrate…


By On December 22nd, 2014

Stimulant Used to Treat ADHD Associated With Fewer Injuries in Children

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics finds children with attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) are less likely to injure themselves when being prescribed methylphenidate, a stimulant medication better known as Ritalin. “Previous studies show that patients with ADHD have a higher tendency of sustaining trauma and other injuries, requiring emergency department (ED) attendance,” said senior…


By On May 12th, 2014

ADHD Medications Assocatiated With Lower Risk of Smoking in Diagnosed Children

The association between people with ADHD and higher rates of cigarette smoking compare to their peers without ADHD has been well documented for years. However, taking medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse – may be able to make children with ADHD less likely to smoke, according to a new…

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