Category Archives: Medication Side-effects

Anti-psychotic Meds Used to Treat ADHD in Children Have Negative Effects in Adulthood

Many children with hyperactivity disorders are prescribed medication that is intended to help them. But a recent comprehensive study (the first of its kind) showed that certain drugs may be doing more harm than good. For kids with ADHD and … Continue reading

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Study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use

Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a University of … Continue reading

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Study says “ADHD drug could cause heart problems in kids”

The ADHD drug Ritalin (known by the generic name methylphenidate) is among the most commonly prescribed ADHD drug for children. Now, new research indicates that the drug might cause heart problems in the kids it’s supposed to be treating. According … Continue reading

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