December 2005


Medication and Alcohol Don't Mix

People who mix alcohol with ADHD medications experience high blood pressure levels that are potentially dangerous.

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Supreme Court Ruling May Make It Harder for Children to Get Extra Help at School

Ruling finds that unless parents can prove that their disabled child isn't getting an adequate education, the law assumes their public school is doing a good job.

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Two Studies Reveal Flaws in Diagnosis and Treatment of AD/HD in Children

Recent research suggests that many pediatricians don't follow guidelines regulating the diagnosis and treatment of AD/HD in children.

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Severely Affected Children More Likely to Start Smoking

The more symptoms of AD/HD a child has, the more likely he or she is to take up smoking.

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Comorbidities Common in AD/HD Parents

A study suggests that many parents of kids with AD/HD often suffer from a chronic psychiatric disorder, in addition to AD/HD.

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Medication Use Growing Quickly in Adults

AD/HD medication use in adults has doubled in recent years, rapidly outpacing the growth of use in children.

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FDA Issues Warning on Strattera

Adolescents who take the nonstimulant medication Strattera face a higher risk of suicidal thoughts.

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