Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
What ADHD therapies increase drug abuse risk?Despite concerns about ADHD stimulant therapy as a gateway for future drug abuse, a new study shows that teens treated with stimulants later and for shorter durations, and those treated with non-stimulant medications, have higher rates of later drug abuse than their peers who have used stimulant therapy longer.
First national study of ADHD therapy in kidsFewer than half of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were receiving behavior therapy just before the American Academy of Pediatrics released clinical practice guidelines in 2011, according to the first national study of behavior therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat ADHD in children aged 4 to 17 years.
Study: FDA should warn consumers about chemical in weight loss supplements
Study: FDA should warn consumers about chemical in weight loss supplementsSeveral weight loss and fitness supplements contain the chemical BMPEA, a stimulant similar to amphetamine, according to a new study.
Psychiatric drugs responsible for 90,000 ED visits annuallyAdverse reactions to antipsychotics, antidepressants, sedatives and anxiolytics, lithium salts or stimulant drugs are responsible for almost 90,000 emergency department (ED) visits each year by US adults, according to a study in JAMA Psychiatry.
AAP offers guidance on ADHD and substance abuseChildren with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely than their peers to develop problems with substance abuse, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new clinical report that outlines strategies for reducing the risk.
Are we medicalizing “the terrible 2s”?The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been monitoring the prevalence of diagnosed and medicated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children aged 4 to 17 years since 1997, and the evolving data show rates for both measures have been rising steadily and more dramatically in recent years.
Energy drinks linked to substance abuse?High school students who regularly consume energy drinks and soft drinks are more likely to abuse substances such as alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drugs.
Ensuring college success for students with ADHDBefore adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) head off to college and away from home, many for the first time, their pediatricians need to initiate frank discussions about how ADHD will affect them both academically and in their daily living and to help them plan a successful transition to what lies ahead.
One in 10 adolescents uses study drugsFeeling the pressure to succeed academically, 10% of teenagers are using someone else’s prescription stimulant medications—“study drugs”—to do better in school. Surprisingly, only 1% of parents are aware that their children are abusing these medicines.