Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Will ADHD Drugs Get A Stronger Warning?

A study will be released in August by the FDA regarding concerns about the potential for increased risk of heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems when the drugs are used by children and adults.

ADHD is a behavioural disorder that can have a significant impact on social performance and functioning.

According to the FDA, the most commonly prescribed paediatric include Adderall, Concerta and Strattera.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or AD/HD) is neurobehavioral disorder. It is primarily characterized by "the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behavior occurring infrequently alone" and symptoms starting before seven years of age.


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