attention deficit hyperactivity disorder en Highest ADHD Rate In New England? Rhode Island. <p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is highlighting <a href="">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 Drugs instead of better schools? <p>A <em>New York Times</em> article published this week suggests a growing practice of prescribing <a href=";_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