By: Terry Graedon August 24, 2017 6 Comments
    Can Lithium in Water Supply Prevent Dementia?

    The chances are good that you are exposed to some lithium almost every day of your life. That's because this natural element is plentiful in nature. It is found in rocks and soil all over the earth. T…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2016 3 Comments
    How Risky Is Ritalin for Kids’ Hearts?

    Parents often worry about the possible side effects of drugs prescribed for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Often they are reassured that there are no serious problems, but a new stud…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2015 0 Comments
    How Well Does Ritalin Work for ADHD?

    For decades a mainstay in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has been the stimulant drug Ritalin. It is also sold under the generic name methylphenidate and brand name…

    By: Joe Graedon June 25, 2015 1 Comments
    ADHD Drug Daytrana Can Cause Permanent Disfiguri…

    A "Drug Safety Communication" from the FDA (June 24, 2015) is alerting physicians, pharmacists and patients that the Daytrana¬†skin patch containing the drug methylphenidate can cause permanent skin c…

    By: Terry Graedon February 26, 2014 0 Comments
    Taking Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to …

    Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy may give birth to children who are at slightly higher risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. That's the conclusion of a large epidem…

    By: Terry Graedon April 4, 2013 7 Comments
    Past Decade Sees Rise in ADHD

    More children than ever before are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD) according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics indicate that around 6 …

    By: Terry Graedon November 3, 2011 0 Comments
    ADHD Drugs Don’t Harm Kids’ Hearts

    Drugs to treat attention difficulties do not increase the risk of heart problems in children and teenagers. Reports of several unexpected heart attacks and strokes in this age group in 2006 prompted t…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2010 2 Comments
    Does Pesticide Exposure Boost Risk of ADHD?

    Several months ago, Harvard researchers reported a link between pesticides and the risk of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children. The kids with higher levels of pesticide breakdo…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2010 0 Comments
    Counseling Eases Symptoms of ADHD

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can persist into adulthood. It makes social interactions more complicated and can interfere with work. Medications may help, but often are inadequate to comple…

    By: Joe Graedon September 15, 2008 1 Comments
    ADD Poses Back-to-School Challenge

    For millions of families, back to school means shopping for new clothes and supplies, backpacks and lunch bags. For others the big question is which pill will go into the backpack.Experts estimate tha…

    By: Joe Graedon February 11, 2008 9 Comments
    Attention Deficit Disorder Poses Dilemma

    Parents are caught in a double bind when a child is diagnosed with ADD or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). On the one hand, they want to help their child focus and do well in school. T…

    By: Joe Graedon October 10, 2005 0 Comments
    Attention Deficit Disorder Creates Dilemma

    When a child is diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, a parent is put in a terrible bind. On the one hand, teachers may push for medications like Ritalin or Strattera. That's becaus…

    By: Joe Graedon December 30, 2002 0 Comments
    Child May Benefit From New Drug For ADHD

    Q. My son has ADHD. He was on Ritalin twice daily for about a month, but we had problems with mid-day "crashes." He is now taking Concerta. So far the results have been favorable, except for loss of a…