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Current news on findings and legislation related to ADHD, medications and treatment.

  • ADDitude Magazine

    Started in 1999, the ADDitude Magazine has been providing information and inspiration for adults and children with attention deficit disorder (ADD / ADHD). Site includes feature articles, an ADD Forum message board, and an Ask the Expert section.

  • ADHD Drug Does More Harm Than Good

    Ritalin, or methylphenidate hydrochloride, is central nervous system stimulant. It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is recognized in impulsive behavior and inability to pay attention. If abused, it can lead to tolerance, dependence and psychotic episodes. Misuse may result in serious, possibly fatal heart and blood pressure problems. Moreover, psychostimulants such as Ritalin can cause irreversible brain damage and dysfunction.

  • ADHD News

    ADHD news is home to thousands of parents of children coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

  • Executive Function Skills Can Help Reduce ADHD

    A neuroscientist and Psychiatry professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver has just completed developing a new program for preschoolers that will hopefully reduce diagnosis rates of attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and help poorer children perform as well as children from richer homes.

  • FDA Probes Side Effects of ADHD Drugs

    June 30, 2005 CNN.com article discusses a new FDA probe of the side effects of ADHD methylphenidate drugs, such assuicidal thoughts, hallucinations and violent behavior.

  • Frontline: Medicating Kids

    A Frontline video report on parents, educators and doctors who are trying to make sense of a mysterious and controversial mental diagnosis: ADHD. Includes diagnosis, case studies, medications, and readings.

  • Judge rules ADHD is a disability

    From Herald Today.com - A federal judge Friday ruled in favor of an 11-year-old Manatee County boy who claims his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD] qualifies him for a special education plan from the Manatee County School District...

  • LDs Affect up to 20 Percent of Canadians

    Learning Disabilities (LDs) are extremely common. Over 15 percent of the Canadian population have "low literacy skills" according to a report by ABC Canada Literacy 2005. The International Dyslexia Association puts the number at 15-20 per cent. That means in a class of 30 students, 3 to 5 children will have an LD and need special education to overcome it.

  • NIH Study on Innovative Curriculum

    A new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that preschool children in low-income, urban classrooms can benefit from curriculum changes aimed at improving their cognitive skills. These findings have significant implications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and social adjustment problems. The curriculum changes do not require special education teachers or expensive technology and can be implemented by any teacher.

  • Students Prevented from Equal Access to Education

    It is clear that there is a struggle regarding equity to a quality education going on in all of our schools. What is not clear is why all students do not have equal access to a quality education. The consequences of not recognizing this not only disables a majority of the student body from achieving its educational potential, it also disables the teacher from being able to effectively teach.

  • Students With Special Needs Attend College

    College Living Experience (CLE) provides intensive assistance with academic, independent living and social skills to college students with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger's Syndrome, non-verbal learning disorders and other learning disabilities as they attend college.

  • The National Center for Learning Disabilities

    The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.