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ADHD medications do not significantly increase cardiovascular disease risk

January 16, 2023

A recent study found that the risk of cardiovascular diseases was not significantly greater in patients taking medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but investigators were not able to rule out a mild risk increase.

Prenatal benzodiazepine exposure not directly associated with ASD and ADHD

January 11, 2023

A recent study found that while children exposed to benzodiazepine during pregnancy had a greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), siblings without exposure saw similar risks of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Drug Holidays and Challenges in Treatment Adherence in Pediatric ADHD

December 13, 2022

Robert L. Findling, MD, MBA, and Timothy Wilens, MD, consider the dosing and adherence challenges that arise in pediatric ADHD, as well as the potential benefits and damages of patients taking a break from treatment.