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Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here. (Medical News Today)

Focus boosting drugs not worth the risks, studies warn
New research finds that using focus boosting drugs without a prescription has few benefits and may affect memory and sleep quality in the long run. (Medical News Today)

What to know about skin picking
Skin picking involves consistently picking, pulling, or tearing healthy skin. It is a psychological symptom in many cases. Treatment includes therapy and medication. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the differences between Strattera and Vyvanse?
Strattera and Vyvanse are ADHD medications. This article discusses their effects, risks, how to take them, and how to choose between the two. (Medical News Today)

ADHD supplements: Are they effective?
Research suggests that certain supplements, including melatonin, zinc, and vitamin D, may help treat some of the symptoms of ADHD. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can trigger ADHD?
Some lifestyle factors and behaviors, such as lack of sleep or too much screen time, can trigger or worsen ADHD symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here. (Medical News Today)

Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about methylphenidate
Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Learn about how it works, its side effects, and typical dosages here. (Medical News Today)

Does ADHD affect IQ?
There is no correlation between ADHD and intelligence or IQ. However, some people with ADHD may have symptoms that allow them to intensely focus on tasks they enjoy, while others may have symptoms that prevent them from focusing at all. Learn more about ADHD and IQ here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD
Guanfacine (Intuniv) is a nonstimulant drug option for the treatment of children with ADHD. A doctor may prescribe guanfacine if stimulant medications have been unsuccessful or have been causing harmful or unpleasant side effects. Learn more about guanfacine here. (Medical News Today)

Can you overdose on Adderall?
Adderall is a psychostimulant. While it helps treat some conditions, it also has side effects and risks, including the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms of an Adderall overdose and what to do here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has many symptoms, one of which is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus causes a person to fixate on things that interest them. Learn more about hyperfocus in ADHD, as well as how to manage it, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the Concerta crash
Concerta is a stimulant medication that helps treat the symptoms of ADHD. As the drug leaves the body, a person may experience fatigue or depression. People call this the ‘Concerta crash.’ Learn about causes and prevention here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Concerta
Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the body throughout the day. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between Concerta and Ritalin?
Concerta and Ritalin are both prescription drugs containing the active ingredient methylphenidate hydrochloride. Learn about the differences between them here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Adderall
In this article, learn all about Adderall, a type of stimulant medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. We cover the uses, side effects, dosage, and more. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ADHD misdiagnosis
The symptoms of ADHD tend to resemble those of other conditions, which may result in a misdiagnosis. Some characteristics of ADHD may also be symptoms of other conditions. Learn more about why a doctor might misdiagnose ADHD here. (Medical News Today)

CBD oil for ADHD: Does it work?
CBD oil is a popular alternative remedy for a variety of medical conditions. In this article, learn about whether it can help treat ADHD and whether it is safe for children to use. (Medical News Today)

Is ADHD genetic? Everything you need to know
In this article, learn about the latest research on genetics and ADHD, which includes studies looking at whether the children of parents with ADHD are more likely to develop the same condition. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hypersexuality and the effects of the drug here. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. (Medical News Today)

Guanfacine vs. Adderall: What is the difference?
Doctors prescribe the two drugs guanfacine and Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which people more often call ADHD. These medications work in different ways and have different side effects. Learn about both here, how to take them, and which one may be more suitable. (Medical News Today)

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