Ten milligram tablets of the prescription drug Adderall. The drug is used to treat ADHD and is used by some students to boost their academic performance.
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March 14, 2013 Adderall and other stimulant drugs help students stay focused, a benefit that hasn't been lost on people without ADHD. Now the nation's neurologists say children and teens shouldn't be be prescribed these drugs for "neuroenhancement."
January 22, 2013 Researchers found the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD by doctors in the Kaiser Permanente system in Southern California rose 25 percent over the past decade. Though more black and Hispanic kids are being diagnosed with the disorder, the diagnosis is still most common in white boys from high-income families.
If the label of ingredients on the Adderall pack says "singel entity," that's a tip-off for trouble.
May 29, 2012 The FDA says fake Adderall pills are easy to spot: They're white instead of peachy-pink; and the packaging of the counterfeit pills is riddled with typos and misspellings — "aspartrte" instead of "aspartate," and "singel" instead of "single."
Eliminating junk food from a child's diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders, a paper shows.
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January 9, 2012 A review has found that eliminating foods from a child's diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders. Instead, researchers recommend a healthy diet high in protein and low in processed, sugary foods.
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December 12, 2011 An analysis of medical records for more than 400,000 users and nonusers of ADHD drugs found no association between use of the medicines and serious cardiovascular problems, including heart attacks and strokes, in adults.
November 1, 2011 ADHD drugs like Ritalin don't pose a big risk of dangerous cardiovascular problems, according to new research. But the risk could still be doubled for the 2.7 million children taking stimulant drugs to treat the symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.
Diagnosed with ADHD at age 5, Blake Taylor poses on campus at University of California, Berkeley, in 2009, when he was 19.
October 17, 2011 The most controversial part of the new advice is its endorsement of medication, such as Ritalin and Vyvanse, to treat even 4- and 5-year-olds with moderate-to-severe problems when behavioral therapy falls short.
May 23, 2011 About 1 in 7 children in the U.S. has a developmental disability, such as autism, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The prevalence, as determined by parents' answers to a survey, has increased 2 percentage points since 1997.
April 8, 2011 Data from a huge federally sponsored analysis of health records are finally in, and the Food and Drug Administration isn't recommending any changes in safety instructions for medicines to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
November 18, 2008 If you suspect that your daughter is struggling with ADHD, here are some resources to help.
November 13, 2007 Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder suffer from a delay in brain development, not from a brain deficiency.
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