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FDA Reports on Deaths from ADHD Drugs

Twenty-five people died suddenly and another 54 suffered serious cardiovascular problems after taking drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder between 1999 and 2003, according to a report from the US government’s Food and Drug Administration. The report says that children accounted for 19 of the deaths and 26 of the cases of nonfatal cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, stroke, hypertension, palpitations and arrhythmia.

Screening Tests and Quizzes

Whether just for fun or for more serious clinical screening purposes, psychological tests and quizzes can provide independent and objective feedback about how you’re feeling. Our new section includes self-tests for depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and more. You can even test yourself for ‘internet addiction’ if you really want to! The new section also provides some information about the serious side of psychological screening, including US government guidance on depression screening.

FDA Probes Ritalin and Other ADHD Drugs

A routine FDA review uncovered unexpected reports of psychiatric side effects resulting from the use of methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin), including several that have not been explicitly labeled, such as suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and violent behavior. The US agency says it intends to strengthen the labeled warnings for all methylphenidate products and is investigating whether similar behaviors are seen with other ADHD treatments, such as Adderall and Strattera.

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