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ADHD Rates Surge Among American Children

ADHD Rates Surge Among American Children

ADHD cases have risen at an alarming rate in the United States according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As of 2022, one in nine children had been diagnosed with ADHD—an increase of 5.4 million diagnoses since 2016.1 2 ADHD is formally known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Researchers analyzed […]

Shortage of Adderall Affecting Behavior in Children and Adults

Shortage of Adderall Affecting Behavior in Children and Adults

On October 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a shortage of a drug formulation of amphetamine mixed salts, commonly referred to by the brand name Adderall. Adderall is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including anger, anxiety, forgetfulness and trouble focusing.1 Adderall […]

FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat Children With ADHD

FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat Children With ADHD

Story Highlights The FDA recently approved a medical device known as called Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System (eTNS) for treating children diagnosed with ADHD. The methodology of the clinical trial used to test the safety and efficacy of the electrical nerve stimulation device was flawed, which has raised concerns about safety. There are glaring […]

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