Stimulants Library

  • Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2013
    These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2013, according to IMS Health, a global information and technology services ...
  • The Neurobiological Origin of ADHD
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, a term that includes what was formerly known as attention deficit disorder or ADD) is a growing ...
  • When Your Child’s ADHD Treatment Stops Working
    Your child might be having a harder time focusing on homework. His or her grades might be slipping. Or he or she ...
  • Treatment of ADHD in Children
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can take quite a toll on both the adults and the child or teen who has the ...
  • Top 25 Psychiatric Medication Prescriptions for 2011
    These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2011, according to IMS Health. ...
  • Is Adult ADHD Linked to Addiction?
    The prevalence of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) greatly exceeds the prevalence of this diagnosis among the adult ...
  • Discontinuing Psychiatric Medications: What You Need to Know
    Many people have a dark view of medication withdrawal. They may have read or heard the scary stories about uncomfortable side ...
  • Side Effects of ADHD Medications
    Side effects resulting from drugs taken for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are unfortunately quite common. As with any condition, these unwanted effects can be severe ...
  • Appreciating Our ADHD Students
    I’ve been sitting at a dining room table for almost two hours now, observing my son, Matt, as he works with a student. Matt’s ...
  • It May Not Be ADHD
    It’s hard for Tony to stay focused. He is easily distracted and has difficulty getting and staying organized. Often his choices look impulsive. Restlessness ...
  • The Link between ADHD and Obesity
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in children, affecting three to five percent of that age group, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ADHD results in problems with ...
  • Relationships & ADHD: Obstacles and Solutions
    Although people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be very successful in life, the symptoms of adult ADHD can put a real strain on relationships. In the early stages of a relationship, people with ADHD ...
  • Caffeine’s Effect on ADHD Symptoms
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most common children's mental health conditions. It involves symptoms of ...
  • Taking Medication: 16 Ways to Become a Smart Self-Advocate
    When we walk into the doctor’s office, for many of us, the scenario looks like this: We list off our symptoms, the doctor asks a few questions, writes out a prescription and we go on ...
  • Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    If you’re a parent of a child who’s recently been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may be devastated and overwhelmed. If you’re an adult who’s recently been diagnosed, you may be going ...
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fact Sheet
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed disorder in children and teens. Its hallmark symptoms include hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. Children have difficulty concentrating, following instructions, sitting still and interacting with others. ...
  • ADHD and Sleep
    Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have sleep difficulties. ADHD is a neurological condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Three subtypes of ADHD generally are recognized by professionals: ...
  • Upcoming Psychiatric Medications in the Pipeline
    It's hard to understand all of the drugs in development for mental disorders, but here are a few that we've been able to get a handle on that have been recently approved for prescription, or ...