April 2007


Common for Kids and Parents to Both Take ADHD Drugs

Study finds that parents of children on ADHD drugs were nine times more likely than other parents to use the medications, as well.

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Why Teens Stop Taking ADHD Meds

Teenagers with ADHD often stop taking their prescribed medication, increasing the likelihood that they will encounter academic or social problems.

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ADHD with ODD Can Lead to Serious Behavior Disorder

Even mildly oppositional children with ADHD face a significant risk of developing conduct disorder (CD) in adolescence.

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New Warnings for ADHD Meds

FDA requires drug manufacturers to include warnings about cardiovascular risks and psychiatric side effects on the label of every ADHD drug on the market.

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Study Links ADHD to Autism, Tourette's

A new study has uncovered an apparent link between ADHD, autism, and Tourette's Syndrome.

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Modified Assessment Option for Students with Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities may be assessed based on modified achievement standards, say new U.S. Department of Education regulations.

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Parents' Depression May Harm Children's Health

When a parent suffers from depression, children are more likely to need costly health services and less likely to get preventive healthcare.

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Gene Mutations 'Behind ADHD'

Study provides firmer genetic evidence for the role of the dopamine transporter in ADHD.

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Depression Cited As Top Cause of Medical Disability

The disease takes a toll, not just personally but economically, reports a U.S. mental health expert.

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New Research on Combined-Type ADHD

This study confirms that a specific haplotype of the dopamine transporter gene is associated with combined-type ADHD.

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