Child Psychology

  • Omega-3 supplements improved attention in some youths with ADHD
    New research finds that omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in youths with ADHD who have low — but not high — blood levels of omega-3.
  • Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
    Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here.
  • Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn
    New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run.
  • What to know about skin picking
    Skin picking involves consistently picking, pulling, or tearing healthy skin. It is a psychological symptom in many cases. Treatment includes therapy and medication. Learn more here.
  • What are the differences between Strattera and Vyvanse?
    Strattera and Vyvanse are ADHD medications. This article discusses their effects, risks, how to take them, and how to choose between the two.
  • ADHD supplements: Are they effective?
    Research suggests that certain supplements, including melatonin, zinc, and vitamin D, may help treat some of the symptoms of ADHD. Learn more here.
  • What can trigger ADHD?
    Some lifestyle factors and behaviors, such as lack of sleep or too much screen time, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Learn more here.
  • Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD
    Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here.
  • Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
    Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects.
  • 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.’ [...]