Children taking medications to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — such as Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse — are less likely to smoke, according to a new analysis.
A meta-analysis of 14 studies finds individuals with ADHD who are treated with stimulant medications are less likely to smoke. / PHOTODISC It's well-documented that young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are more likely to pick up cigarette smoking, start earlier when they do and become more seriously addicted to tobacco than peers without the disorder.
( Duke University Medical Center ) Treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with stimulant medication may reduce smoking risk, especially when medication is taken consistently, according to an analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine.
( American Academy of Pediatrics ) When children struggle with focusing on tasks, staying organized, controlling their behavior and sitting still, they may be evaluated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Clinicians, however, shouldn't stop there, according to a study to be presented Tuesday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia …