Ritalin?????? — ADD Tip o the day 212

new article in new york times – by prof of psychology.  raises lots of questions about using ritalin or other stimulants in children. (doesnt say anything about adults). i would have to dig a lot deeper to grasp  all he says.  But one of his points seems to be that since we don’t know what causes ADD (he says), we shouldnt treat it with medication.  Another reason he is gives is that the medication (he says) only works for a few years(???).  well, if that were true, wouldn’t giving a child with ADD a few years of being able to focus, learn and achieve be worth it?

I can only assume that the good prof does not have a child with ADD nor does he have it himself (tho I have learned to beware of making assumptions).  There are a lot of myths and misinformations about ADD and ADHD out there.

doug

we also need strategies  

there is a great review of the book on amazon.com

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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One Response to Ritalin?????? — ADD Tip o the day 212

  1. Pingback: ritalin – cons and pros —– ADD Tip o the Day 314 | ADDadultstrategies

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