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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...

Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus: Part 1

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

It's a catch 22, really. There is a public outcry against "overdiagnosis" of ADHD, but the rigor required for thorough diagnosis is extensive, expensive and not well supported by our public health system. So what are we to do?

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...

Buzzed: Energy Drinks + Stimulants = PEDs of Choice?

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

Why are so many teens and young adults turning to stimulant drinks and drugs? Given that I run a busy pediatric practice and take care of patients up to age 21 (or so), I went straight to the source. I heard the same things repeatedly.

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.

Katherine Bindley

Just How Many Kids Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.22.2012 | Parents

More children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADHD than even before -- 10.4 million in 2010 -- according to a new study that concluded a staggeri...

Why Bébé Doesn't Have ADHD

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

How come the epidemic of ADHD -- which has established itself firmly in the United States -- has almost completely passed over children in France?

ADHD: The Medication Helps Daddy, Too

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Kergan Edwards-Stout

We finally decided to try the pharmaceuticals available, only to be met with warnings from countless well-meaning people, none of whom actually had children with ADHD. I began to feel as if, in some small way, they were judging our parenting skills and finding fault.

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Medications: Safe For Your Heart?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Between 2001 and 2010, use of medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increased more rapidly among adults than kids. With more than 1...

Does America Really Have a Problem With Adderall Abuse?

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

America's challenge with Adderall is not unlike the much more public debate over the prescription opiates like Oxycontin and Vicodin.

7 Natural Ways To Help Your Child's ADHD

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

About three weeks into the school year, I start getting calls from parents who are worried that their child might have attention deficit disorder.

How Beneficial Are ADHD Medications Really?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Starting about 10 years ago, there was an uptick in rumors about students who were buying medications normally used to treat ADHD to help them study. Do these drugs make you smarter?

Homeopathic Alternatives For Children With ADHD

Dana Ullman | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

It makes sense for parents and doctors to explore and even exhaust safer methods of treating ADD and ADHD before resorting to conventional drugs. Homeopathic medicines provide one viable alternative.

10 Things To Do For Adult ADHD

Health | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be incredibly disruptive in everyday adult life. Most people with ADHD respond well to medi...

How To Treat ADHD With A Nutritious Diet

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Sugar alone does not cause hyperactivity. It reduces the nutritional quality of the diet and may aggravate other food intolerances