ADHD Treatment Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Tic, Tic, Tic... Ritalin for Kids with ADHD and Tourette's?

    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!

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  • ADHD and Atomoxetine

    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 hearing reports of a few kids selling their Ritalin to others at school, I am glad that a […]

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  • Atomoxetine For ADHD

    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 American Psychiatric Association, a promising new drug called atomoxetine was presented. Several double-blind placebo controlled studies have shown the drug to have a beneficial […]

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