Health and Kids

Kids on ADHD Meds and Heart Risks

The American Journal of Psychiatry reports on a study that may indicate drugs used to treat ADHD increase the risk of heart problems. The quick story is that most ADHD drugs are amphetamines and that family of drugs acts as a stimulant — they boost heart rate and blood pressure. The details are more complicated so we have gathered a collection of articles to help you better understand the situation. Click this to see a brief report at WUSA9.com then look below to see the video clip from the CBS Morning Show. Next we jump right to the source for the article “Sudden Death and Use of Stimulant Medications in Youths” at PsychiatryOnline.org – the website for the Journal of Psychiatry. Please note, at that last site all you see is the text for the article “abstract” but they provide a link to the full-length PDF article.

Watch CBS Videos Online

Search This Site

Type the word(s) you wish to search for in the field, above, and then click the "Search" button to get the results.

Why are we here?

FairfaxFamily.com is here to be your hub of the best news and information on the web for families in Fairfax County, Virginia. We keep a constant eye on the web so you don't have to. Then we point you to the best of what we find. We publish new links every week and hot news when it happens. Keep watching - things change frequently!


Search This Site