Stimulants for Children with ADD ADHD? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 561

New report on stimulants for children with ADD ADHD

It depends on how you spin it :

The headline:

Increased risk of cardiovascular events in children on stimulants – Wow! Bad!

Makes a sensational headline.

111 children out of 714,258 had events.  The events were dose-related.                                     It doesn’t mention deaths; that might suggest there were none.  I don’t know.

That’s .01554 % if my calculations are correct.

I would like to see a study of the risks of water, or carrots ( I’m sure some children have choked on carrots), or exercise.

Reevaluation of risks

Dr. Mason on side effects of exercise


Bonus links:

Homey’s grocery list

Kiera on organizing, candy and grocery lists

Is Ritalin safe?

Studies on the safety of stimulant medicines 

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Do what’s best for the children.


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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (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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4 Responses to Stimulants for Children with ADD ADHD? – – – ADD Tip O the Day 561

  1. Katy Rollins says:

    Ritalin is supposedly safer than aspirin – but nobody is out there sensationalizing that fact. In fact, older Americans are told every day, to take aspirin to prevent death from heart attacks. The fear machine is offensive and harmful.

    Liked by 1 person

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