Tag: ADHD

Antipsychotic drug use among ADHD-diagnosed foster care youth is increasing

Antipsychotic medications are often used for unlabeled indications, such as treatment of children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The results of a study of “atypical antipsychotic” drug use among youths with ADHD, comparing age groups, Medicaid eligibility, and presence in foster care are…

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Huge Study Finds 5-fold Increase in ADHD Medication Use in Kids and Teens

by Heather Callaghan Use of stimulant medications to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents has increased significantly over the past several years – around the globe. Recently, we reported a staggering increase in the UK for children as young as three. That report…

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