Child Psychology

  • Everything you need to know about methylphenidate
    Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Learn about how it works, its side effects, and typical dosages here [...]
  • Does ADHD affect IQ?
    There is no correlation between ADHD and intelligence or IQ. However, some people with ADHD may have symptoms that allow them to intensely focus on tasks they enjoy, while others may have symptoms tha [...]
  • What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD
    Guanfacine (Intuniv) is a nonstimulant drug option for the treatment of children with ADHD. A doctor may prescribe guanfacine if stimulant medications have been unsuccessful or have been causing harmf [...]
  • Can you overdose on Adderall?
    Adderall is a psychostimulant. While it helps treat some conditions, it also has side effects and risks, including the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms of an Adderall overdose and what to do [...]
  • What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has many symptoms, one of which is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus causes a person to fixate on things that interest them. Learn more about hyperfocus in ADHD, a [...]
  • What to know about the Concerta crash
    Concerta is a stimulant medication that helps treat the symptoms of ADHD. As the drug leaves the body, a person may experience fatigue or depression. People call this the ‘Concerta crash.’ [...]
  • Everything you need to know about Concerta
    Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in [...]
  • What is the difference between Concerta and Ritalin?
    Concerta and Ritalin are both prescription drugs containing the active ingredient methylphenidate hydrochloride. Learn about the differences between them here.
  • Everything you need to know about Adderall
    In this article, learn all about Adderall, a type of stimulant medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. We cover the uses, side effects, dosage, and more.
  • What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
    A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism a [...]
  • What to know about ADHD misdiagnosis
    The symptoms of ADHD tend to resemble those of other conditions, which may result in a misdiagnosis. Some characteristics of ADHD may also be symptoms of other conditions. Learn more about why a docto [...]
  • CBD oil for ADHD: Does it work?
    CBD oil is a popular alternative remedy for a variety of medical conditions. In this article, learn about whether it can help treat ADHD and whether it is safe for children to use.
  • Is ADHD genetic? Everything you need to know
    In this article, learn about the latest research on genetics and ADHD, which includes studies looking at whether the children of parents with ADHD are more likely to develop the same condition.
  • What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
    Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexua [...]
  • Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in t [...]