ADHD Drugs, Hospital, Emergency Room

Emergency room visits attributable to stimulant drugs normally associated with treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise. The problem is particularly prominent in young adults (students at both the high school and post secondary levels) who lack a doctor’s prescription for the medication.

Sunlight, ADHD, Blue Light, ADD

New research is beginning to shed light on the relationship between sunlight, sleep, and screen time (like computers and television sets) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how the latter might be affected by the former, says ADHD expert Dr. L. Eugene Arnold.

ADHD Comorbidities
Left-handed people are more likely to have ADHD.
ADHD, ADD, Medication, Cognitive Enhancers
ADHD, Diagnosis, ADD, CDC, APA

At some point in their lives, 6.4 million children in the US alone have received a diagnosis of ADHD, according to the CDC. The number of children diagnosed with the condition has increased substantially in recent years, with 6.4 million marking a 16% increase since 2007 and an alarming…

ADHD child undergoing ADHD treatment

Researchers have noted a puzzling difference in the number of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the United States compared to some other countries. According to the data published by the National Center for Disease Control, 9% of children aged 5-17 have been identified as suffering from ADHD…


Marc Weisskopf, assistant professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology, discusses a study which he lead that found that children who have been exposed to higher levels of pesticides known as organophosphates could have a higher risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

globe, earth, population, ADHD, prevalence, treatment

 The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that between 3 and 5% of the population has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. While this may seem like a very large percentage, it is actually a conservative estimate amongst circles of experts.

Breastfeeding, ADHD, Risk, ADD

A team of researchers from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University has just published a paper on the role breastfeeding plays in the development of a child’s ADHD in later life. The research itself was designed to examine this relationship and their finding clearly indicate that periods…