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Are Your ADHD Meds Keeping You Up at Night?

The truth about attention-deficit meds and insomnia People with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) have a harder time falling asleep — in part, says Dr. Russell Ramsay, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, because our minds won’t stop working. “There’s a delayed sleep phase onset,” he explains,…

80% of Kids Undergoing ADHD Treatment Receive Stimulant Meds

An increasing number of children are visiting their doctor for treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and along with it, the number of prescriptions for drugs, particularly stimulants, used to treat the condition. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that in 2013, an average of…

Nootropics

Nootropics is an umbrella term that can refer to anything from a prescription drug, supplement or other substances that enhances a substance that enhances cognition function, particularly memory. They are often referred to as “brain drugs.” They are most often used by students, as well as business professionals and athletes….

ADHD meds may cause sleep problems in kids

For some kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), stimulant medications used to control symptoms may keep them from getting the sleep they need, a research review from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln confirms. About 3.5 million children who are diagnosed with ADHD are commonly-prescribed stimulant medications like Ritalin and Adderall. The analysis…

‘Smart Drugs’ Presence Escalates on Campus

MedShadow reports on off-label abuse NEW YORK CITY, NY, October 20, 2014 – With prescription ADHD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall increasingly prevalent on college campuses today, there is growing concern about the number of non-ADHD college students taking the drugs to enhance their attentiveness and academic success. Today, MedShadow.org, an…

‘Smart Drugs’ on Campus: Too Easy to Get & Abuse

These drugs that students believe give them a competitive academic edge actually have harmful short and long term side effects What does it take to get ahead in college these days? For a growing number of students, the answer may involve intense hours of study, all-night paper-writing sessions, a laser-like…

Finding a Med or Therapy for ADHD is Key

In this Q&A from CNN Health(published Jan 10, 2010) Dr. Raison gives a lengthy, thoughtful answer to the question: “What is the long-term effect of Adderall on a child starting it at age 8?” The question goes on more specifically to the appetite suppressant issues with stimulants. Dr. Raisin partially…

No red flags on ADHD meds says Prof Klein, NYU

NYU Child Mind Institute Professor sees no red flags in studies on long term use of ADHD meds. In this video, Dr. Rachel Klein notes that it’s difficult to isolate the effects of ADHD medicines long-term in the body. However, multiple studies have followed children into adolescence without an issue being…