ADHD Medications and School Performance

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article casting doubt about the ability of ADHD medications to improve school grades and achievement.  Actually, casting doubt might be a little soft as the title was “ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Grades.”  In the article, the author runs through a number of studies (some not published) that find […]

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Who Should Evaluate and Treat ADHD? The AAP’s Nudge

In October, the journal Pediatrics, based right here in Vermont, published updated guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding the assessment and treatment of ADHD.   Since its publication, what has clearly generated the most media discussion about these new guidelines is the inclusion of preschool children (age 4 and above) in the recommendations.  […]

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New NEJM Study Shows No Increased Cardiovascular Risk with ADHD Medications

by John Koutras, MD The use of ADHD drugs was not associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events in children and young adults.  This was the overall finding of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  ADHD medications are prescribed for more than 2.7 million children in the US […]

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