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Where to Find Help for ADHD

You or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now what? Eileen Bailey provides a practical guide of where to go for help.

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Monkeys on ADHD Meds Don't Show Signs of Heart Damage

A common stimulant medication used to treat ADHD probably does not cause heart damage, according to a long-term study funded by the NIH.

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Pros and Cons of Using Strattera

Stimulant medications like Adderall and Ritalin aren't for everyone. An alternative is Strattera. Learn about its pros and cons.

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ADHD Meds Don't Help Healthy Students Think Better

Medications used to treat ADHD don’t boost cognitive function in young adults who don't actually have the condition, and may actually impair their thinking.

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Is Acetaminophen Unsafe While Pregnant?

This recent study found that long-term use of the pain reliever acetaminophen during pregnancy can lead to neurodevelopmental problems.

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The Role of Medication in ADHD Treatment

Medication does not cure ADHD. But it can help to reduce symptoms, when taken as prescribed.

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ADHD Medication Lowers Risk of Substance Abuse

Research shows that treating ADHD symptoms with medication lowers the risk of substance abuse in teens and adults.

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Why Adderall and Alcohol Do Not Mix

One of the most commented upon questions we have gotten here on ADHD Central was from a mom who wanted to know what effects there would be for her son if he drank alcohol while taking a medication prescribed for ADHD, Adderall. The responses we recei...