February 2010

Do ADHD Medications Stunt Children’s Growth?

Can stimulant medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) negatively impact your child’s height? New research indicates that any effect on your child’s size is minimal and reversible.

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    No More ADHD? New Changes to the Guidelines for Diagnosing Children and Adults

    As the mental health experts go back to the drawing board, expect updates to the current guidelines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis, age of onset, and symptoms. The label ADHD or ADD may even go away, or at the very least, change meaning.

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