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?
Do people with depression or other psychological problems have any moral obligation to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes?
Counterfeit versions of Adderall, Teva Pharmaceutical’s widely used ADHD drug, are being sold online with the wrong active ingredients.
If you ask college men, they’ll say that it’s more unethical to use steroids to boost athletic performance than it is to take prescription stimulants to get better grades, according to new survey of Penn State freshmen.
A new study finds that men who got moderately drunk on vodka cranberries did better on tests of inspired thinking.
Immaturity may be getting confused for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in younger children.
More than six decades after his seminal child care book was published, Dr. Spock still knows what’s best for baby.
In the second of a series of three government-commissioned studies on the risks of popular drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers report that the medications do not lead to increased …
Methamphetamine is widely believed to cause brain damage and cognitive impairment in users. But this claim may be wildly overblown, according to a new review of the research.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers as young as 4. Previous guidelines, issued in 2000 and 2001, focused on …
Welcome back, and please remember to subscribe to this podcast for free on iTunes. That’s a poignant reminder this week, since it was Steve Jobs who launched iTunes. On the podcast this week, we talk about Jobs’ experimentation …