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Comprehensive Treatment for ADHD: An Update —ADHD Tip O the Day 789

OK, So I Lied – Here Is More From the ADHD Article by Rahil R. Jummani, MD, This is actually the end of the article I’ve been reviewing, somewhat edited, with my comments in italics: “CDC surveys have shown that about … Continue reading

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” I Don’t Need Any Medicine!” — ADHD Tip O the Day 772

Learning More About My ADHD The Hard Way Had a wonderful vacation.  Was amazed to find I didn’t need my Daytrana patch at all, did just fine without it.  Lying on the beach, eating and drinking, and even reading and … Continue reading

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Medication, Science and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 771

More new ADHD science From Dr. Wilens and AudioDigest and others: 1. Research shows that the stimulants are not risky for the heart or stroke.  Nonetheless, I probably wouldn’t prescribe them for someone with heart trouble. Kids on stimulants may … Continue reading

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Stimulants and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 741

Stimulants for ADHD One of the common misconceptions and falsehoods posted on the net are that the stimulants are the same as street drugs.  Not so. amphetamines vs methamphetamine Also, I believe that research shows: Stimulants are rarely abused by … Continue reading

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Science and ADHD Meds — ADHD Tip O the Day 780

from    Chris Dendy: “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 … Continue reading

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“Science says —” About ADHD — ADD Tip O The Day 724

‘Research shows that young children with ADHD do better with parental training and behavioral approaches than with medication’ I am a big fan of science, but it is not perfect. Much research is based on averages.    For example, a new medication … Continue reading

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Your Brain and Your ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 642

Your Genes We each have two copies of the serotonin transport gene, SERT, one from each parent.  This gene regulates uptake of serotonin back into the cell. The gene comes in two flavors, long (L) and short (S). If you’re … Continue reading

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Are Natural Substances Safe? — ADD Tip O the Day 597

Natural Substances Many people with ADD AHD are helped by medicine – Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera, etc.- but many are concerned about medication side effects.  Some prefer “natural” substances but not all “natural” substances they use are safe.  Here’s a report … Continue reading

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Amphetamines for ADD ADHD: Follow-up. Plus, Foundations — ADD Tip O the Day 589

Great Comment On Last  Meds Post From Dr. Boerboom. Summary: Dexedrine is not very addictive/abusable.  It has a low incidence of side effects. They are different from methylphenidate. Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) may cause side effects, but apparently not often. restlessness difficulty … Continue reading

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Stimulant Medicine for ADD ADHD and New Research — ADD Tip O the Day 587

 Medicines for ADD ADHD Like everything else, this is going to be harder and take more time than I thought. To repeat – everyone is unique. What works for one won’t for another. You need trial and error to find … Continue reading

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About ADD ADHD Medications—ADD Tip O the Day 584

Review of ADD ADHD Medications, Alternatives, and Issues Over the next couple of months I plan to review medications for ADD ADHD, including alternatives,  This will be too basic and repetitive for some of you, so it will be every … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD As We Age: The Older Adult — ADD Tip O the Day 581

I didn’t discover I have ADD until I was 64. Suddenly, a lot of things made sense – why I couldn’t make model airplanes as a kid, why I killed a pregnant Guppy fish, why I was always losing my … Continue reading

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Did It Again! — ADD Tip o the Day 411

This is basic ADD ADHD: Wife asked me to change lightbulb, told me she left the new one out on the counter.  I looked where I thought she meant, then i looked on the other counters, then I looked everywhere.  … Continue reading

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Is It the Vitamin C? — ADD Tip o the Day 387

Bonnie Mincu points us to some new information, new to me, about the stimulants (Ritalin, ADDerall, etc) for ADD or ADHD.  Turns out that vitamin C, or orange juice, will make the medicines less effective.  It will be OK if … Continue reading

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The Straight Scoop On Medicines — ADD Tip o the Day 357

For many with ADD or ADHD the medications, ritalin and other stimulants (and a few others) are a great help.  For others, not so much.  I have not seen any problems with them, other than occasional mild side effects for  … Continue reading

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Bad Things About Ritalin — ADD Tip o the day 347

What bad things have you read or heard about Ritalin (methylphenidate)? Many of us with ADD or ADHD function much better with help from Ritalin.  It helps us focus, which is a primary issue.  It also helps with motivation and … Continue reading

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ADD Mythology — ADD Tip o the Day 325

I think these characteristics are just human, not specific to ADD or ADHD: 1. We tend to swallow what someone tells us, especially if it is in writing or on TV, without engaging in critical thinking. 2. We are susceptible … Continue reading

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ritalin – cons and pros —– ADD Tip o the Day 314

Here is my current take on ritalin for ADD or ADHD: con- maybe you don’t like taking medicine, maybe prefer (unregulated) “naturals” .                                   … Continue reading

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