ADHD http://nhpr.org en ADHD On The Rise http://nhpr.org/post/adhd-rise <p>Almost one-in-ten New Hampshire children is diagnosed with some type of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, putting us around the middle of the pack nationally.&nbsp; But those numbers may rise &nbsp;as New England and New Hampshire show a particular predilection toward labeling our kids with&nbsp;ADHD.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; These expected increases have once again raised a long, ongoing conversation here about what this disorder is, and what it isn’t, about whether too many children are diagnosed or if some&nbsp;kids in some demographic groups are under-diagnosed. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 31821 at http://nhpr.org ADHD On The Rise Is Adderall The New Coffee? http://nhpr.org/post/adderall-new-coffee <p>Over the past decade, psycho-stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin have crossed over from treatment for people diagnosed with ADHD to black market cognitive enhancement.&nbsp; Studies show that as many as one in three students have been diagnosed with ADHD or used ADHD medications illicitly as a study aid. The demand has led to shortages of the meds in pharmacies across the country and questions about addiction and dependency. &nbsp;<strong>Will Oremus, </strong>staff writer for slate.com <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/superman/2013/03/adderall_ritalin_vyvanse_do_smart_pills_work_if_you_don_t_have_adhd.html" target="_blank">wrote about his own experience</a> with ADHD drugs, and the somewhat arbitrary nature of what is legal­--coffee and nicotine--and what is illicit.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:46:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26046 at http://nhpr.org Is Adderall The New Coffee?