Exercise Is ADHD Medication (The Atlantic): “This morning the medical journal Pediatrics published research that found kids who took part in a regular physical activity program showed important enhancement of cognitive performance and brain function. The findings…“demonstrate a causal effect of a physical program on executive control, and provide support for physical activity for improving childhood cognition [Read more…] about To reduce ADHD epidemic, promote (concussion-free) sports and physical activity programs?
The misuse and abuse of prescription medication is a growing concern. I remember speaking with colleagues 15–20 years ago as reports about the nonmedical use of stimulant medications used to treat ADHD (nonmedical use is defined as use by individuals without a prescription) were first appearing in the media. At the time, these were generally thought to be isolated incidents that were being over-dramatized in the press. [Read more…] about Misuse & Abuse of ADHD Meds among college students: Updated review of a growing concern