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Vaccine Skepticism Spreads to Pets; Generics for ADHD Approved; Malaria in Maryland

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Aug 29, 2023
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FDA, DEA Heads Acknowledge ADHD Drug Shortage in Public Letter

Agencies ask manufacturers to boost production, but call on docs to prescribe appropriately

Aug 02, 2023
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Stimulants for ADHD in Childhood Not Linked to Substance Use Later On

Similar results were also observed for substance use disorder, longitudinal study shows

Jul 05, 2023
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Psychiatric Meds for Kids: How Young Is Old Enough?

Psychiatrists share finer points of prescribing for children and adolescents

Jun 21, 2023
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ADHD Meds Linked to Lower Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder

On the other hand, benzodiazepines were tied to highest risk of attempted or completed suicide

Jun 07, 2023
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Eating Disorders in Teen Girls Doubled During the Pandemic

Female adolescents also saw increases in anxiety disorders, ADHD, and depression

May 23, 2023
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FDA Updates Warnings on All Stimulants for ADHD, Other Conditions

New language emphasizes potential for misuse, abuse, addiction, and overdose

May 12, 2023
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ADHD Treatment: Many Kids May Be Falling Through the Cracks

Few children with parent-reported ADHD received mental health care, medication

Apr 28, 2023
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Psychometric Testing for ADHD and the Diagnostic Process

"Because it's psychiatry, testing has not been more widely adopted," says Benjamin Cheyette

Apr 24, 2023
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ADHD Drug Abuse in Schools; Bizarre Ozempic Dreams; COVID Ups Diabetes Risk

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Apr 19, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
How Primary Care Docs Can Help Families Manage Kids' ADHD

Pediatricians need to help concerned families understand that it's a treatable condition

Apr 17, 2023
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How to Assess ADHD Symptoms in Children

Zachary Blumkin, PsyD, says there's no single test that can confirm or rule out a diagnosis

Apr 10, 2023
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What Can Clinicians Do to Mitigate the ADHD Medication Shortage?

Jacques Ambrose offers three "not so simple" steps to keep patients safe

Apr 03, 2023
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Prescriptions for Stimulants Jumped During the Pandemic

Data might signal improved adult ADHD awareness, but questions remain about pandemic prescribing

Mar 30, 2023
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