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Study Drugs: Parents Just Don't Get It
2013-05-21 05:32:06

[ Watch the Video: One in Ten Teens Using Study Drugs ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the signs and dangers of recreational drug use such as painkillers or LSD are well-known to teens and their parents, a new survey shows the disconnect between parents and their kids when it comes to the use of so-called study drugs. Study drugs are actually medications developed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall and Ritalin. Many...

2013-05-20 16:26:32

Symptom improvements in-line with effects reported with stimulant drugs LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meeting in San Francisco, James McGough, M.D., M.S., principal investigator and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and director of clinical teaching programs in both Child and...

2013-05-20 12:27:26

Just one in 100 parents believe their kids have used prescription stimulants to boost grades, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a "study drug" ­- a prescription stimulant or amphetamine - to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of teens 13-17 years old believes that...

Childhood ADHD Linked To Adult Obesity
2013-05-20 11:27:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children are more likely to grow up to be obese adults, say researchers who conducted a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that close to 1 in 10 children and teenagers have been diagnosed with ADHD, and that boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed as girls. The...

CDC Mental Health Report Finds Seven Percent Of Children Have ADHD
2013-05-17 08:55:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most prevalent diagnosis amongst youngsters between the ages of three and 17, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention´s (CDC) first-ever comprehensive report on the mental health of American children. The report, released as a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Supplement entitled “Mental Health Surveillance Among Children in the United...

Mothers May Prevent ADHD Through Breastfeeding
2013-05-15 12:21:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Breastfeeding could help prevent children from developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, according to research published in the latest edition of Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Aviva Mimouni-Bloch of the Tel-Aviv University (TAU) Sackler Faculty of Medicine and colleagues compared breastfeeding history and other factors in children between the...

2013-05-09 23:21:20

Dr. Todd Finnerty says his book on DMDD presents a new perspective on child bipolar which is consistent with the DSM-5 Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Psychologist Todd Finnerty, PsyD asks "why did the rate children were being diagnosed with bipolar disorder seem to skyrocket in less than 10 years?" Dr. Finnerty says that the "premature advice in some popular books on bipolar children may have helped contribute to poor diagnostic practices." He says in his new book that a "looser...

2013-05-06 12:05:17

Number of kids with neurodevelopmental disabilities increases, but limitations due to physical conditions decrease More children today have a disability than a decade ago, and the greatest increase is among kids in higher-income families, according to a study to be presented Sunday, May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. The study also found that disabilities related to physical health conditions have decreased, while disabilities due to...

2013-05-02 23:24:06

Mental health professionals at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently reported on a study by the Partnership at Drugfree.org, which found that prescription drug abuse among teens has risen 33% since 2008. Troy, MI (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Michigan mental health professionals at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently reported on a study by the Partnership at Drugfree.org, which found that prescription drug abuse among teens has risen 33% since 2008. Lori Edelson, Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist...

Adderall Abuse Among Students Tracked With Twitter
2013-05-02 08:38:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Misuse of a commonly-prescribed ADHD medication isn´t just trendy amongst college students hoping to gain an academic advantage during finals time, it´s also trending on Twitter, new research has discovered. Adderall, a psychostimulant medication that contains amphetamine, is being used by an increasing number of post-secondary students as they take their final exams — and those individuals aren´t shying away from...