“Comments from Russell Barkley: Thanks Russ
More Evidence of Brain Development Enhancement from ADHD Medications
Just today yet another science journal article was published showing that staying on ADHD medications (stimulants) may help to promote brain development in those areas in which ADHD has been associated with under-development and poor functioning. What makes this article so significant is it is the first demonstration of this in adults with ADHD. The other 33 studies showing this effect were done with children. So ask yourself, why are these findings not covered in the mainstream media? Why are we always hearing from the MSM about the supposed evils of medication use with those having ADHD but never about the potential benefits, now including evidence of neuro-protection (brain enhancement)? If this were found to occur in any other area of medicine where treatment with a medication helped to at least partially correct the underlying biological development creating that disorder, wouldn’t the MSM cover that finding? The bias of the MSM against psychiatric medications, particularly for ADHD, is just mind-numbing. the findings from these 34 studies are some of the most important I have seen in ADHD in several decades.”
Unfortunately, I have no idea what the MSM is. Help?
Jeff informs me that MSM means mainstream media. Thanks, Jeff!
PS – sorry. it wasnt Jeff. Thanks to Russel!
The wiring (networks) in our brains are different. Presumably, the neurotransmitters and the anatomy are different. Medications not only help our symptoms but apparently change our brains towards normal. Some people don’t like this idea, but I think I could probably handle “normal.”
To repeat myself, over and over, repetitively -” The medications are a miracle for some, a help to others, and not useful or not tolerable for others. We are each different, although we share a lot in common.”