Diverse mental illnesses may actually represent variations on a common theme rather than separate disorders.
A large study in California shows that more kids than ever get diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is the condition really spreading, or are we just better at detecting it?
A gene linked to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and addiction might also help you live to be 100.
The latest studies show that while attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs can be effective, some kids may be wrongly diagnosed — and therefore inappropriately treated — with the stimulant medications.
ADHD can have lingering effects among men
How important is sleep for children? Getting too little could leave them more emotional and impulsive.
Why are so many poor kids taking risky psychiatric medications? A front-page story in Tuesday’s New York Times offers one surprising answer: some pediatricians are prescribing drugs — medications to treat ADHD — to try to …
Aside from occupational exposure, most people are exposed to mercury by eating fish — yet eating fish is good for moms and babies. So, what are pregnant women to do?
In a four-month trial of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, some improvement was seen in children’s reading scores and behavior, but only in the lowest performing students
Increasingly, research finds that exposure to anesthesia in early childhood may have long-term effects on kids’ brain development.
A new study seeks to clarify whether drug treatment of ADHD helps students improve their performance in school in the long run.
The FDA reports that drug prescriptions for kids have dropped overall since 2002, but while the use of certain drugs like antibiotics fell, prescriptions for others, including ADHD meds, increased significantly.
Students have been taking stimulants to get ahead since the 1930s. Is there any reason to believe the problem is bigger today than ever before?