ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood

May 20, 2013

Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese adults as those who didn’t have the disorder when they were young, a new 30-year study shows.

ER Visits Linked to ADHD Meds Up Sharply

January 28, 2013

U.S. emergency department visits involving attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs more than doubled from 2005 to 2010, with the largest hike occurring among adults, says a new government report. In that period, such ER visits rose from about 13,400 to 31,200, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults

October 15, 2012

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) — Some boys who struggle with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to experience a host of social, educational and financial difficulties as adults, a new study contends.
The observation reflects solely upon white males with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as the researchers did not include sufficient numbers of either […]

No Increase in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Seen with ADHD Meds

December 12, 2011

The million-plus U.S. adults who take medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to be increasing their risk of heart attack or stroke, as some experts have feared, according to a new study.

Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds

November 1, 2011

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) — Medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder don’t appear to raise the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems in children and young adults, new research shows.
And if any increased risk from stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Concerta does exist, the danger in […]

Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report

October 25, 2011

TUESDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) — Training parents in how to manage children’s problem behaviors can improve the conduct of preschool children with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new report.
The researchers also found insufficient evidence to support the use of ADHD medications in children younger than 6 years of age, but two […]

ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families

May 9, 2011

MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) — Some adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also experience excessive emotional reactions to everyday situations, a combination that appears to run in families.
That’s the finding of a Massachusetts General Hospital study that included 83 participants — 23 with ADHD alone, 27 with ADHD plus deficient emotional self-regulation (DESR), 33 […]

Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD

April 19, 2011

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) — The risk that children will develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rises with every week they are born short of full term, a new study suggests.
Earlier studies have shown an association between a too-early birth and the increased risk for ADHD. This study adds to that data by […]

Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study

January 19, 2011

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) — Adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a more than threefold increased risk of developing a common form of degenerative dementia called dementia with lewy bodies (DLB), a new study says.
“Lewy bodies” — abnormal clumps of protein deposits that develop inside nerve cells and disrupt brain functioning — are […]

Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds

September 17, 2010

By Madonna BehenHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) — More and more children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who act out aggressively are being given antipsychotic drugs in addition to stimulant medications to help control their volatile outbursts.
It’s a trend that many parents and child mental health professionals find worrisome.

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