ADHD medication ODs rising in U.S. kids, teens

(HealthDay)—Growing numbers of younger kids are overdosing on stimulant medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study indicates. The researchers called for greater efforts to identify kids at risk for overdose, and more education on safe storage of prescription and over-the-counter medications for parents and caregivers. “Stimulant…

Black kids at higher odds for ADHD

(HealthDay)—Current wisdom holds that white kids are at greater risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than Black children are, but a new analysis finds the opposite is true. In a review of 21 previously published U.S. studies, which included nearly 155,000 Black children in the United States, researchers found that 14.5%…