ADHD Treatment Related Articles & Blog Posts
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 almost a thousand kids by Consumer Reports Health. About half (44 percent) strongly wished that there was [...]Read full story
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 to know if most of the kids these drugs long term will have permanent side effects.Read full story
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 link between the two? Are kids diagnosed with ADHD more likely to be overweight? Or more likely to be underweight. It [...]Read full story
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 to learn about other options for managing ADHD.Read full story
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, including learning disabilities and mood problems. Wouldn’t it be great if there were nutritional ways to help?Read full story
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 known sudden deaths and 12 known strokes; 1/6 of the strokes and more than 2/3 of the sudden deaths were in [...]Read full story
Side Effects of Ritalin
My son has been having frequent stomachaches. He is taking Ritalin for ADD. Is Ritalin associated with stomachaches?Read full story
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 studied, those who snored were almost twice as likely as their peers to have ADHD. The common denominator seems to be obstructive sleep apnea.Read full story
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 the two, or neither one. For 4 months doctors, parents, teachers, and children did not know which the children were receiving. At the [...]Read full story
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 concern that this would worsen the tics. Caught between a rock and a hard place!Read full story