Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
MONDAY, May 30, 2016 -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often treated with medications, such as Adderall or Ritalin. But a new study suggests that parents can also help their kids by promoting healthy lifestyle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Quillivant XR (Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended Release Oral Suspension, CII ) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 25, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Quantifying the benefits and risks of psychostimulant medication for ADHD
Establishing the benefits and possible risks of psychostimulant medication as a treatment for childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is vital, says Philip Shaw, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher with NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch. His review of a recent meta-analysis on the use of the psychostimulant methylphenidate for ADHD appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and is the subject of a (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 9, 2016 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 -- Commonly prescribed drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may affect bone density, a new study says. Researchers found that young people who take stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse
Keith Conners can rightly be called the "Father of ADHD". He was there at the birth of the disorder and probably knows more about it than anyone else on the planet. Fifty years ago, well before there was an ADHD diagnosis, Dr Conners analyzed the data on the very first randomized trial of dextro-amphetamine (Dexedrine)- studying its efficacy in kids with severe restlessness and impulsivity. Soon after, he conducted the first trial of the then new drug, methylphenidate (Ritalin). Dr Conners developed the standard rating scales used for assessing children in research and clinical practice and for measuring the impact of tre...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents - assessment of harmful effects in non-randomised studies
The objectives are as follows: To assess the harmful effects of methylphenidate treatment for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in non-randomised studies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Doctors Are Prescribing Exercise Instead Of Medication
BOSTON (AP) — When Dr. Michelle Johnson scribbles out prescriptions, the next stop for many of her patients is the gym, not the pharmacy. Doctors treating chronic health problems increasingly are prescribing exercise for their patients — and encouraging them to think of physical activity as their new medication. In one such program run by a health center in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, primary care physicians, internists and psychologists prescribe access to a gym for $10 a month, including free child care, classes and kids programs. Providing affordable gym access for patients ensures compliance, said Gibbs Sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Exercise Ken MacLeod Source Type: news

Most teens who abuse ADHD meds get them from others
HealthDay News Abuse of ADHD stimulant drugs such Ritalin or Adderall is on the rise, and a new study finds that most teens who abuse the drugs get them from someone else. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others
TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 -- Abuse of ADHD stimulant drugs such Ritalin or Adderall is on the rise, and a new study finds that most teens who abuse the drugs get them from someone else. An expanding market for drugs to treat attention-deficit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

ADHD medication for kids: Is it safe? Does it help?
This study doesn’t answer the question of whether there are too many children on medication. Interestingly (and often surprisingly, for many people), other studies have shown that at least one-third and up to one-half of children with significant developmental and psychological problems go untreated. That’s a lot of kids who need help, either through some sort of therapy, educational support, or (for some) medication. This study also only addresses one medication, although it is the one that is most popularly prescribed. Deciding what treatment option to use when you have a child with ADHD isn’t easy. Medication isn...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen Braaten, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Children's Health Drugs and Supplements Parenting ADHD ADHD medications Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD medication and low bone density: are kids at risk?
Medications used to treat ADHD, such as Ritalin and Dexedrine, may put children at risk of low bone density, according to the results of a new study presented this week. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Methylphenidate Hydrochloride ER Capsules/Tablets (Updated - Resolved)
Updated Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - February 24, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seven fatalities associated with ethylphenidate - Maskell PD, Smith PR, Cole R, Hikin L, Morley SR.
Ethylphenidate is a stimulant novel psychoactive substance that is an analogue of the prescription drug methylphenidate (Ritalin(®)). Methylphenidate is used commonly for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Due to its stimulant effe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news