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Scientists reveal how psychostimulant drugs work to control hyperactivity

Scientists reveal how psychostimulant drugs work to control hyperactivity Published on February 8, 2012 This article describes a 2012 study which has shed light on why stimulant medication paradoxically reduces motor activity.  Stimulant medications work by increasing levels of dopamine … Continue reading

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Myths and Facts

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Myths and Facts (3 min, 6 sec) A discussion of the common myths associated with ADHD. A few of the myths discussed include: Does treatment with stimulant medication lead to drug addiction? Is ADHD over-diagnosed? Does … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Call on DEA, Drug Makers to Explain ADHD Drug Shortages

Lawmakers Call on DEA, Drug Makers to Explain ADHD Drug Shortages By: Jane Anderson, Family Practice News Digital Network, published January 18, 2012 “House Democrats have called on the Drug Enforcement Administration and two manufacturers of drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity … Continue reading

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Study: ADHD drugs don’t raise heart risks for kids

Study: ADHD drugs don’t raise heart risks for kids From USAtoday.com, Nov 2011 Ritalin and similar medicines that millions of children and teens take to curb hyperactivity and boost attention do not raise their risk of serious heart problems, the … Continue reading

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Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Medication

Questions about medication? This is a good, brief introduction to ADHD medication. It isn’t comprehensive, but it gives you the basics.  However, this is not an endorsement or recommendation for any other products or content on the New Ideas website. … Continue reading

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