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Archives: September 2014
posted: Friday September 19th - 2:38pm
A Cup of Medication?
A lot of my friends with ADHD say that they couldn't get through a day without caffeine. Can coffee or tea help with ADHD symptoms?
posted: Friday September 12th - 1:08pm
Should I Take It Slow When Stopping Meds?
I am a 31-year-old woman who wants to stop taking Concerta and guanfacine because they don't help my ADHD symptoms. Should I take it slow in tapering off them?
posted: Friday September 12th - 1:03pm
Mercury and Fish Oil
I give my son fish oil daily. Should I worry about mercury levels in the oil? Also, what kinds of benefits should I see?
posted: Friday September 5th - 10:56am
Do Childhood Vaccines Cause ADD?
As a person with ADD, with a son who has autism, I believe that vaccines are the cause of my ADD and my son's autism, based on my research and gut feelings. Are there any studies that suggest that vaccinations lead to either of these conditions?
posted: Friday September 5th - 10:43am
His Anger Is Out of Control — Even When He's on Meds
My 26-year-old brother was recently diagnosed with ADD and was prescribed Adderall. He has daily temper tantrums, to the point where he breaks things and kicks or punches holes in the walls. What can I do to stop these outbursts?
posted: Friday September 5th - 10:34am
Why Don't All ADHDers Need Meds?
If ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain, doesn't it follow that all children with attention deficit need medication to correct the imbalance?
posted: Friday September 5th - 10:31am
Birth Defects and Stimulants
I was recently told that ADHD stimulants cause birth defects, possibly even the loss of the baby. My husband and I are trying to get pregnant, so this concerns me. Can you tell me if I have anything to be concerned about?
posted: Tuesday September 2nd - 12:59pm« The Experts's blog
My Husband Always Misses School Meetings
My husband refuses to go to school meetings about our daughter and to her doctor's appointments. Shouldn't he find the time to go, so he stays up to speed with our daughter's challenges?
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