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Adhd Medication

Rebecca Klein

Kids Are Substantially More Likely To Take ADHD Medication During This Time Of Year, Says Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

While the number of children medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to rise, a new study shows that the number of kid...

My Mother Loves to Pray....And Pray....And Pray

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 10.10.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

My mother loves to pray....she prays things most sincerely, it is not an act. Prayers at Sunday lunch would tend to be longer, reminding us of those ...

Mind Games: Surprising News About ADHD Medication

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Note: This post has been revised since its original publication. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with ADD over 10 years ago, as the result of a co...

How Parents Can Protect Kids From the ADHD 'Epidemic'

Allen Frances | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

Drug companies were given the means, the motive, and the message to disease-monger ADHD and blow it up out of all proportion. They succeeded beyond all expectations in achieving a triumph of clever advertising over common sense. Fortunately, the press and the public are beginning to catch on.

ADD/ADHD, the Industry and One of My Kids

Jonathan Wolfman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
Jonathan Wolfman

ADD/ADHD presented a particular challenge for faculties in schools not founded for special-needs children. Of course, we had specialists, great ones, in fact, who taught their colleagues well about all sorts of challenges our kids and families faced.

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.

Medication Nation: Children's Health in Peril

Emma Jenner | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Sarah Clark was worried about her 3-year-old daughter. Adrienne had multiple temper tantrums an hour, hour after hour, and their house was constantly filled with her screaming.

Is Overdiagnosis Of ADHD Costing Americans $500 Million?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropria...

The ADHD Blame Game

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

For the benefit of everyone, we need to balance discussion about the impact of ADHD (which is real) from separate concerns about over-diagnosis or medication abuse (which are also real).

Book Review: 'Back to Normal' by Enrico Gnaulati, Ph.D.

Daniel Goldin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goldin

Drawing on first-rate research and scholarship, Dr. Gnaulati makes a very strong case for going "back to normal," and taking care of our more challenging children in the ways that are most likely to help them, and the least likely to traumatize them.

Beating ADHD, Naturally -- Focus on Alternatives

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Although many patients will still need ADD/ADHD medications, trying natural alternatives can keep us all less medication dependent and living healthier.

STUDY: How Parents Choose ADHD Treatment

Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 2, 2013 12:39am EDT (Reuters Health) - Parents' goals and concerns for their children with attention-def...

Why Not Adderall for Finals Week?

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I don't blame Joe's family at all if they wind up using Adderall for finals. I just know my limits as to how far I can ethically participate in this epidemic. But I suspect the other doctor will have no problem filling the prescription.

Why Do We Condone Cruel Coaches?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

I was deeply disappointed to hear about the abusive coaching tactics allegedly used by Julie Hermann, the new Athletic Director at Rutgers. It made me wonder if abusive coaching is more rampant than we know -- not only in sports, but in other arenas as well.

The Role of Lifestyle Medicine in ADHD Management

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bianca Garilli, N.D.

Because there is no evidence for a single causative factor for ADHD, a common sense approach is to treat each child individually. A lifestyle medicine program for the child and their family should be considered as first line therapy when given a diagnosis of ADHD.

The Global Search for Education: Health and Education Part 2

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Children with ADHD are typically comparable on estimates of IQ and cognitive abilities, suggesting that their disorder is what is getting in the way of learning."

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Persists In Young Kids Despite Medication

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in young children with medication, finding t...

The NFL's ADHD, Adderall Mess

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Apparently the Adderall craze that has hit America's college students is also making an impression on the professional football players in the National Football League. NFL drug suspensions will hit a record this year, and at least some are felt to be related to amphetamine use, which is the main ingredient of Adderall.

Study: ADHD Medicines Help Curb Criminal Behavior In Older Teens And Adults

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.26.2012 | Teen

-- Older teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are much less likely to commit a crime while on ADHD medication, a provocative study from S...

Sometimes ADHD Is Real

Zinnia Jones | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Zinnia Jones

Regardless of what anyone else may think, this is a personal decision to be made by the family based on their situation and their needs, and I don't find it at all appropriate to issue blanket condemnations of medication for ADHD when this may be exactly what someone's child needs.

Popping Pills No Solution for Bad Schools

Allen Frances | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education
Allen Frances

The solution to bad schools is to work toward better schools -- not to medicate the kids victimized by them. How absurd to avoid the shortcomings of our educational system by focusing on the difficulties individual children have in coping with them.

Getting 'It' Into the New York Times

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I've never been against using medication in children. I am against a first and only use of medication in children who are minimally impaired. I believe first one must try to employ effective non-drug interventions of behavior modification and special education.

Catherine Pearson

Study: More Children, Teens Taking Antipsychotics For ADHD

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.10.2012 | Parents

The number of children and teens taking antipsychotic medications has skyrocketed in recent years, with psychiatrists prescribing the drugs in nearly ...

Do 'Study Drugs' Breed a Nation of Winners -- or Cheaters?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Children are learning that success comes not by training, practice and hard work, but by taking shortcuts. We tell young people, "Don't use drugs," but our beliefs and actions encourage them to win at all costs.

Who's Shrinking the Kids?

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

More articles like the one in the New York Times are needed to inform parents about the consequences of putting excessive pressure on their kids and readily giving them powerful psychiatric medications to improve their focus and their grades.