Tag Archives: ADHD

Is Epilepsy Drug Use in Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can’t prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in these cases,… Read More »

Supernus Pharma's ADHD treatment meets main goal in two studies

(Reuters) – Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc on Thursday said its experimental treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder met the main goal of reducing symptoms in affected children from six to 11 years of age in two late-stage studies. The drug, SPN-812, is a non-stimulant and belongs to the same class of medicine as Eli Lilly and… Read More »

When starting school, younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, study says

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least among children born in August who start school in states where enrollment is cut off at a Sept. 1 birth date, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers. The… Read More »