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posted: Thursday March 20th - 10:45am

ADHD Medication Use in Adults Climbs Dramatically

Women outnumber men in medication usage.

Depression, Hypersensitivity  + ADHD: Treatment Options
A new report from drug manager Express Scripts shows that the number of Americans who use medication to treat ADHD rose between 2008 and 2012. The greatest increase in use during the five-year study period was among adults, with the largest gains seen in women ages 26 to 34, climbing 85 percent. The use of medication among children, much higher than among adults, rose less — about 19...
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posted: Wednesday March 5th - 11:46am

"Take Two Tylenol and See Me in the Morning"

Not so fast. Pregnant women taking acetaminophen may boost the risk of their children developing attention deficit.

Meds, Pregnancy, and Nursing: What Should You Do?
Reaching for a pain reliever to minimize aches and pains due to pregnancy is standard practice for women, and one that most doctors don’t frown upon or warn against. A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics may force doctors to rethink that practice. It found that children of women who took the drug during pregnancy were about 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD...
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