One in six college students misuse ADHD stimulant drugs

Posted By on March 11, 2015

One in six college students misuse the stimulant drugs prescribed for ADHD, such as Ritalin and Adderall, considerably more than reported in several of the earlier studies, a meta-analysis shows. Those students run both legal and health risks in off-prescription use of ADHD stimulant drugs, which are Schedule II controlled substances. [READ MORE HERE]

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Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs

Posted By on March 11, 2015

A recent study reports that 1 in 6 college students in the US misuse common medication originally prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. [READ MORE HERE]

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ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Posted By on March 6, 2015

Findings add to growing body of evidence that environmental factors contribute to negative psychosocial outcomesYoung women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in… [READ MORE HERE]

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ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Posted By on March 3, 2015

Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to new research. [READ MORE HERE]

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People with ADHD are twice as likely to die prematurely, often due to accidents

Posted By on February 26, 2015

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a lower life expectancy and are more than twice as likely to die prematurely as those without the disorder, according to new research. Accidents are the most common cause of death in people with ADHD, and the relative risk of dying is much higher for women than men with ADHD and individuals diagnosed in adulthood. The study is the first to shed light on the role of ADHD in premature death. [READ MORE HERE]

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