A recent Cochrane review has found that serious adverse events occur for about 1% of children and adolescents treated with Ritalin.
Can current guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time in childhood be linked to positive cognitive outcomes?
A new study finds ideal sleep duration differs in adolescents for peak mental health and academic outcomes.
Two new articles find that rates of ADHD diagnosis and stimulant prescription continue to rise all over the world.
New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.
New data shows that calls to US poison control centers have increased significantly for children taking stimulant ADHD drugs.
Increased frequency of digital media use can increase symptoms of ADHD among adolescents, study finds.
New research has found that a childhood ADHD diagnosis is not predictive of adult functioning in boys.
Study of students without an ADHD diagnosis finds that stimulants (Adderall) have little impact on cognitive performance.
Study details Medicaid-insured birth cohort’s exposure to psychiatric medications and mental health services.
A new study finds that stimulant prescribing rates to children continue to rise despite the well-established evidence documenting overdiagnosis of ADHD and overprescription of stimulants.
Two experts—a leading neuroscientist studying OCD, and a psychiatrist specializing in OCD treatment—question whether expensive brain imaging research has added anything to the treatment of OCD.
From CNN: According to a new study, exposure to unprescribed ADHD drugs has increased by more than 60% among U.S. children since 2000. "The study, published Monday...
Why do ineffective classification and intervention processes linger in school psychology, and what’s the alternative?
Giving a diagnosis of ADHD can profoundly disempower students and lead to what psychologists call “learned helplessness.” Isn’t it time for those of us in education to reclaim our profession? Who are the teaching and learning experts? Doctors? Drug companies? We are! And if we don’t stand up—for our students—against disempowering diagnoses and harmful drugs, who will?
In this episode of BBC Radio's Four Thought, child and adolescent psychiatrist Ann York discusses the benefits and potential pitfalls of psychiatric diagnoses and shares her...
From Modern Healthcare: Physicians may be overprescribing psychotropic medications to children on Medicaid or CHIP, which may be partly due to inadequate access to alternatives...
From Pacific Standard: Young children are increasingly being prescribed psychiatric drugs. However, there is very little research on the safety and efficacy of psychotropic drugs...
How the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (BPN) in outdoor education environments can peak student interest and boost intrinsic motivation.
ADHD behaviors were linked to the presence of both high levels of pollutants and persistent economic deprivation at birth and through childhood.
Study uncovers teachers’ attitudes surrounding ADHD medication use and examines the influence of race and social class on teacher beliefs.
Calling ADHD a diagnosis, i.e., something with the capacity to explain the behaviours that it describes, is like saying the headache is causing the pain in my head or the inattention is caused by inattention. Scientism has turned ADHD from a vague, difficult to pin down concept into a fact of culture masquerading as a fact of nature.
From Tidsskriftet: Over the past three decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of ADHD. Recent systematic reviews reveal...
Researchers found that 95% of adolescents and adults who screened positive for late-onset ADHD did not merit the actual diagnosis.
Psychostimulant prescriptions have increased by 344% (from 2003 to 2015) for women of reproductive age (15-44 years old).