December 2007


Drug Agency Eases Limit on ADHD Prescriptions

An FDA ruling increasing the amount of stimulant med a doctor may prescribe per visit will save ADDers time and expense.

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Duration of Sleep Connected to ADHD Symptoms in Teens

Sleep duration was associated with ADHD in a study of Chinese adolescents.

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NYU Child Study Center Pulls Controversial Ads

A controversial ad campaign featuring ransom notes "from" ADHD and other learning disabilities was pulled from billboards and posters this week.

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New Information on Adult ADHD

Two recently published studies add to the understanding of the effects of ADHD on adults.

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New Research Adds to Understanding of Bipolar Disorder

Three new studies of Bipolar disorder, a serious and common comorbid condition of ADHD, have implications for both treatment and vulnerability.

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Executive Function Training Enables Achievement

An NIH study suggests that early executive function skill instruction may help at-risk and ADHD students close the achievement gap.

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ADHD, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, and Obesity

Could excessive daytime sleepiness be the link between ADHD and obesity?

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Costs for Treatment of Adolescent Depression

The combination of certain medications and CBT is not more cost-effective than those medications alone, study concludes.

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Smoking and Teens with ADHD

Study finds that adolescents with ADHD may be at increased risk of smoking.

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New Psychiatric Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers

New guidelines for the mental health care of preschoolers will aid clinicians and families in treatment and assessment.

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