attention deficit hyperactivity disorder http://ripr.org en 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 Drugs instead of better schools? http://ripr.org/post/drugs-instead-better-schools <p>A <em>New York Times</em> article published this week suggests a growing practice of prescribing <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/health/attention-disorder-or-not-children-prescribed-pills-to-help-in-school.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1&amp;" target="_blank">attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs</a> to low-income children who struggle in school.</p><p>The drugs, like Adderoll and Risperdal, can increase focus and improve a child’s behavior, but they are also addictive stimulants that can have negative side effects, including psychotic episodes.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:54:19 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 4732 at http://ripr.org