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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…

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By On July 20th, 2015

Substance Abuse Linked With Decreased Brain Volume In Women

A new study published in the journal Radiology shows stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women, however, the effect was not found in men. Researchers found brain structures linked to reward, learning, and executive control showed significant changes, even after individuals had abstained from drug use for prolonged periods. “We found…

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