My daughter, Natalie, takes several medications for her attention deficit (ADHD) symptoms and other comorbid conditions. Several recent mix-ups about her treatment — with positive behavioral results — have led us to reconsider medication dosage.
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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 […]
“Our pediatrician now requires my four ADHD sons to have their blood pressure, heart rate, and weight screened every three months. It’s hard to schedule so many appointments. Is this really necessary?”
Does caffeine work as a treatment for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)? How does caffeine interact with ADD/ADHD medications? Is caffeine as effective as ADD/ADHD medications or other ADD/ADHD treatments? How does caffeine affect ADD/ADHD brains? Are there any side effects ADHDers should know about? In this new ADD/ADHD video, Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., […]
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 […]
As an adult with or a support person to someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), you have likely had to grapple with such complex issues as choosing treatment options, coping with multiple diagnoses, securing school or workplace accommodations, and more. On ADDitudeMag.com, you have hopefully found a safe place to discuss these challenges. But […]