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Omega-3 supplements may help boys with ADHD

Fox news— Health By Rachael Rettner Published March 20, 2015 Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit slightly from omega-3 fatty acid supplements, a new study from the Netherlands suggests. Slight improvements in attention were seen in both children with and without ADHD, but the effect was greatest in those on stimulants with ADHD. These […] Continue reading →

Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs

Medical News Today 3/11/15 by James McIntosh College students (1 in 6) abuse ADHD stimulants A recent literature review by Keri Benson and colleagues published in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review reports that 1 in 6 college students misuse stimulants prescribed for ADHD. Despite the drugs promoting wakefulness, no studies have found that they […] Continue reading →

Kids have an increased risk of developing attention problems if their mothers inhaled a lot of one particular type of air pollution during pregnancy, a study finds

BY SHARON OOSTHOEK DECEMBER 5, 2014 In a new study published November 5 in the journal PLOS ONE, Frederica Perera and her Columbia University team found that non-smoking pregnant women having high levels of pollutants called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or PAHs risk having 5x as many children with ADHD. The biggest sources of these PAHs: […] Continue reading →

ADHD pandemic causes researchers to fidget A global surge in diagnosis and treatment may have more to do with marketing than medicine

Brandeis Now By Leah Burrows Nov. 18, 2014   In a recent paper in the journal Social Science and Medicine, lead author Conrad provides many reasons for this rapid increase in the world-wide diagnoses of ADHD and the use of stimulants. The most important factor is not science but ADHD advocacy groups working closely with […] Continue reading →