March 2007


ADDitude Establishes the Ellen Kingsley Award for ADHD Advocacy

Announcing the creation of an annual award honoring those who effectively advance understanding of ADD/ADHD.

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Parental Drinking Boosts Alcoholism Risk for ADHD Kids

Association is partly explained by family stresses, studies find.

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Health Tip: Symptoms of Dyslexia

Possible warning signs of the learning disability.

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Antidepressants: No Aid In Bipolar Fight?

A new study shows that mixing antidepressants with mood stabilizers has minimal effect in treating bipolar depression.

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Study Reveals Why We Get Distracted So Easily

Brain-function findings detailed in the journal Science could help scientists develop new treatments for ADD/ADHD.

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Parents' Mental Health Influence Child's ADHD

New research suggests that parents' mental health directly impacts the conduct and behavior of their children with ADHD.

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ADHD Drug Risks

The FDA has advised manufacturers of all ADHD drugs to alert patients about possible cardiovascular or psychiatric risks associated with taking the drugs.

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ADHD Teens at Risk for Alcohol Abuse

New research confirms that children with ADHD are at risk for alcohol problems later in life and indicates that drinking problems may begin around age 15.

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Doctors Prescribing ADHD Drugs for Weight Loss

Though the FDA has not approved drugs like Adderall for weight loss, it is legal, and common, for doctors to prescribe medications "off label."

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A Tribute to Ellen Kingsley

The ADHD community bids farewell to national consumer advocate and founder of ADDitude, Ellen Kingsley.

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Use of ADHD Medication Soars Worldwide

Roughly one in 25 children and adolescents in the United States is taking medication for ADHD.

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