| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger tells ESPN he tested positive for a prescription drug usually used to treat attention deficit disorder.
Allmendinger says in an interview with ESPN that he took Adderall a couple of days before the race at...
| Aug 18, 2010
Suspicion has long existed that maybe a significant percentage of kids diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were really just livelier than was warranted for a classroom environment. Or, rather, immature....
| Dec 15, 2009
The federal government's annual report of kids’ alcohol and drug abuse seems reassuring: Compared with earlier in the decade, use of hallucinogens was down in 2008, marijuana use was way down, and use of methamphetamines was way, way down.
| Aug 20, 2010
| 2:06 PM
Are LiLo's problems due to one bad diagnosis?
Lindsay Lohan's erratic behavior, which lead to her court-ordered stint in rehab, may have been caused by a drug she was prescribed to treat a disorder she doesn't have.
According to TMZ, sources at the UCLA...
| Mar 9, 2009
In warp-speed modern America, time has become one of our most precious resources. We manage it, and we expend it carefully.
Ironic, then, that a resource as precious as seconds, minutes and hours is so poorly understood and so routinely misestimated by...
| Mar 9, 2009
Eric Crayton, a Los Angeles school bus driver honored for his on-time performance, is a man of the clock. The 39-year-old L.A. resident says he's always been "a time person," having learned from his mother the value of planning, an early bedtime and...
| Sep 29, 2009
Obese kids face greater odds of severe health problems in the future-- type 2 diabetes and heart disease, in particular. But they're also dealing with a host of pretty serious issues in the present.
Young bodies awash in the hormones and metabolic burden...
| Jun 14, 2009
At the moment, Ayelet Waldman's biggest fear is mountain lions. Specifically, having her throat ripped out by one. She's also afraid of sharks and, dare she say it, her husband, Michael Chabon, dying of cancer. While we sit talking in the writing studio...
| Dec 14, 2008
'Ineed these pills refilled," the weary mother says, displaying an array of empty bottles on the desk in my office. "My son is bipolar."
The boy, a quiet slip of a 10-year-old, had been prescribed two antipsychotics, two mood stabilizers, one...
| Apr 20, 2009
| 2:10 PM
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin that are used to treat ADHD don't improve children's symptoms long term, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
That may come as a surprise to...
| May 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A few years ago, my 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). It was a very hard thing for her to go through â and for me, too. In the past, I would get tons of calls from her school about her behavior, and....