New research has found the youngest children in West Australian primary school classes are twice as likely as their oldest classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Published in the Medical Journal of Australia, the research analysed data for 311,384 WA schoolchildren, of whom 5,937 received at least one government subsidised ADHD prescription [...]
Professor Ian Hickie heads the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Photo: Steven Siewert The US military's drug of choice for helping people stay awake while working long hours is finding its way into the 24/7 workplace, researchers warn. Billable hours and the pressure to perform is tempting workers to [...]
A few months ago I wrote a piece highlighting the different rates of ADHD diagnosis in Australia compared to those in France. It appeared that ADHD could be something of an “Aussie thing.” Last weekend, I read an article in the Sydney Morning Herald that highlighted the risks associated with ADHD medication, and rates [...]
A growing number of U.S. college students are abusing the ADHD medication Adderall, which contains amphetamine, to give them an academic edge, and they're tweeting about it. via Adderall abuse as final exam study aid 'trending' among U.S. students.