Guidelines to follow if your child needs a dose of ADHD medication during the school day.
If you are a parent of an ADHD child who no longer loses sleep or wrings your hands over the fact that he is taking ADHD medication, a new study on attention-deficit meds won’t necessarily send you back down the rabbit hole of worry, but it will make a parent wonder. Researchers at the University […]
Natalie is now seeing a child psychiatrist to treat her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and along with the new doctor came more changes in medicines. A blood test showed that Nat’s fasting blood glucose level was high, a possible unwanted side effect of Risperdal. Her “bad” cholesterol (LDL) was also high, and she’d started […]
Two months ago, the sky was falling in for parents of children with attention deficit disorder. ADHD medication shortages – Ritalin and its generic equivalents, as well as the amphetamine Adderall and its generic forms – popped up in several states. This forced parents to speed-dial doctors and dozens of pharmacies to find the medication […]
Study Finds Placebos Paired with Lower Dosage of Meds Produce Same Results as Regular Stimulants for ADHD Kids A new study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics reports that using half a dose of prescription medication, supplemented with a placebo, to treat patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) produced the same […]
With the help of an ADHD coach, 16-year-old David Webber turned his plummeting grades around and improved his school life.