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Rx May Keep Kids With ADHD Safe
A common medication for ADHD may keep kids out of the emergency room.
Treating Toddlers with ADHD: Lacking Guidance
There are guidelines for treating children 4 years of age and older for ADHD, but no such guidelines exist for younger children. That lack of guidance hasn’t prevented the treatment of thousands of toddlers for ADHD.
Looking Closer at ADHD and Obesity
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be well known, but there is still a great deal that scientists don't know about it.
FDA Warns of Erections from Methylphenidate Use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a serious potential side effect of methylphenidate products (e.g. Ritalin, Concerta, and Daytrana) used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Possible Cocaine Substitute
Quitting any addiction cold turkey can be really tough. A replacement for cocaine, like methadone for heroin addicts, may pave the way for a new therapy to help addicts quit. 
ADHD Meds Not Related to Addictions
There may be good news for the worried parents of kids with ADHD. Stimulant medication treatments may have little to no bearing on later alcohol or substance abuse.
Over-prescribed ADHD
Clinical guidelines recommend treating preschool aged kids that have ADHD with behavioral therapy before trying medication. But few doctors may be following these guidelines.