Treatment Options for Toddlers with ADHD
    June 18, 2014
    Treatment Options for Toddlers with ADHD

    Early Intervention Services The Department of Human Services (at the local county health department) has a division entitled Early Intervention Services. They Early Intervention (EI) staff can help ch…

    ADHD, Drugs, and If You Knew Then…
    July 20, 2010
    ADHD, Drugs, and If You Knew Then…

    If you had it to do over again, would you still give ADHD drugs to your child? About half of parents (52 percent) felt strongly that they would, according to a July 2010 survey of the parents of almos…

    ADHD Drugs Disappoint Down the Road
    March 30, 2009
    ADHD Drugs Disappoint Down the Road

    Almost 40 million prescriptions were written last year for ADHD drugs in the US alone. Parents deserve to know if these drugs won’t improve the long-term success of their children. They also deserve…

    ADHD and Obesity in Kids
    July 14, 2008
    ADHD and Obesity in Kids

    The diagnosis of ADHD increased 100 percent in just a decade. The percentage of kids who are overweight increased 100 percent between 1980 and 2002 (and increased 200 percent in teens). Is there a lin…

    ADHD Drugs and Heart Monitoring
    April 25, 2008
    ADHD Drugs and Heart Monitoring

    The American Heart Association (AHA) has released April 2008 recommendations for monitoring the hearts of all children taking stimulant drugs, such as those used to treat ADHD. Parents may also want t…

    ADHD and Omega 3 fats
    April 19, 2007
    ADHD and Omega 3 fats

    ADHD is one of the most common behavioral and learning problems in childhood. It can affect the school experience, families, and friendships. It’s often associated with other problems as well, inclu…

    Canada Bans Adderall XR
    February 14, 2005
    Canada Bans Adderall XR…

    - and the United States does not. Adderall XR is a popular drug for treating ADHD. The active ingredients are amphetamines and dextroamphetamines. When used for ADHD, this drug has been linked to 20 k…

    Side Effects of Ritalin
    January 19, 2003
    Side Effects of Ritalin

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The most common side effects of Ritalin overall are nervousness and insomnia. In children, trouble with appetite and stomachaches can be even more common. If the stomachaches cont…

    Tonsils Out to Treat ADHD?
    March 8, 2002
    Tonsils Out to Treat ADHD?

    Evidence continues to mount about a strong connection between chronic sleep deprivation and ADHD. A fascinating study published in the March 2002 issue of Pediatrics found that among the 866 children …

    A Tailored Suit -- Individualized treatment for ADHD?
    March 6, 2002
    A Tailored Suit — Individualized treatment for ADHD?

    A new NIH-funded study published in the February 26, 2002 issue of Neurology, is the first to systematically look at what happens when children are treated with Ritalin, clonidine, a combination of th…

    Tic, Tic, Tic... Ritalin for Kids with ADHD and Tourette's?
    March 5, 2002
    Tic, Tic, Tic… Ritalin for Kids with ADHD and Tourette’s?

    About half the children with tics (involuntary repetitive movements) also have significant ADHD. By and large, this group of children has not been treated with methylphenidate (Ritalin) because of con…

    ADHD and Atomoxetine
    November 17, 2001
    ADHD and Atomoxetine

    To 'vex' means to bring trouble, distress, or agitation -- to irritate or to annoy. A 'vexing' problem is one that is troubling, baffling or puzzling. That reminds me of ADHD! At a time when we are he…

    Atomoxetine For ADHD
    May 17, 2001
    Atomoxetine For ADHD

    Many kids with ADHD take Ritalin or another stimulant medication. Children, parents, and physicians have been interested in good alternatives to stimulants for years. At the May 2001 meeting of the Am…