ADHD http://ripr.org en Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise On College Campuses Across The Country http://ripr.org/post/prescription-drug-abuse-rise-college-campuses-across-country <p>College students have long been known to experiment with drinking when they’re blowing off steam, and even use illegal drugs like marijuana.</p><p></p><p>But a growing number of college students are now turning to prescription drugs to get ahead academically.</p><p>The drugs, like Adderall, are used legally to treat conditions like Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and they’re increasingly common on college campuses around the country.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:01:20 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 25678 at http://ripr.org Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise On College Campuses Across The Country Highest ADHD Rate In New England? Rhode Island. http://ripr.org/post/highest-adhd-rate-new-england-rhode-island <p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is highlighting <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/features/key-findings-adhd72013.html">new data </a>(published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) about reported ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) rates among kids aged 4 - 17.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:00:01 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25322 at http://ripr.org New Study Highlights Increase in A.D.H.D Diagnoses http://ripr.org/post/new-study-highlights-increase-adhd-diagnoses <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/slaits/nsch.htm">New data</a> from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show nearly one out of every five high school boys has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The data also show an&nbsp; overall 11 percent of American schoolchildren have received a diagnosis for the condition, which is characterized by difficulty paying attention and controlling impulsive behavior.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:54:40 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 12863 at http://ripr.org