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She is also looking at whether giving a young person stimulants such as Ritalin results in the brain responding differently to drugs and alcohol later in life...Some medications might work for some people and increase risks for others, she says.
It's easy to fill up a 44 oz foam cup of soda from any American gas station, and free refills are encouraged at almost every restaurant. The soft drink industry, marketing directly to children, spends nearly a half billion dollars aiming ads directly
Both groups also had equivalent level of improvements as a result of the drug when tested on their ability to concentrate and pay attention. In both groups, volunteers were given either a dose of Ritalin or a placebo pill. Researchers then analysed
It is most often diagnosed in children, mainly boys, but it is also known to persist into adulthood. There is no cure, but the symptoms can be kept in check by a combination of behavioral therapy and medications such as Ritalin or a newer drug called
Ritalin have soared in the UK in recent years, from 420,000 in 2007 to 657,000 in 2012. The condition, the symptoms of which include a short attention span and restlessness, is believed to affect between two and five per cent of school-age children...
The experts thought that his behavior was normal but said it was still too early to tell for sure. They offered tips on managing his behavior and creating more structure at home. One pediatrician worked with my son on self-calming techniques such as
New research finds Australian uni students rely on drugs to help them study Updated October 24, 2013 10:20:14 Many Australian university students are relying on performance enhancing drugs to help them boost their averages. The first Australian study
A 44-year-old Aurora woman accused of stabbing and killing her cousin earlier this month might have been suffering from mental health issues caused by her grandchildren's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication, a Kane County court
Story Students say they used study drugs to reduce the time it takes to complete assignments...Getty Images/iStockphoto video Nearly 4 per cent of students who have no medical need for the drugs take them to cope with academic demands, despite risks
A nine-year-old boy has killed himself and two other children have attempted suicide while taking a drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, federal drug authorities have revealed...Medications, including Strattera and stimulant