Wed Jan 24 2018

Category: ADHD

ADHD Medication Abuse in Teens

Posted in ADHD, Drug / Alcohol Abuse, Hospital / Doctor Care, Medications, Parenting & Pregnancy, Teen Health

Calls to poison control centers about teens abusing attention deficit drugs soared 76% over eight years.  That's sobering evidence of the dangerous consequences of prescription misuse.  That's according to a new study.  The calls were from worried parents, emergency room doctors, and others seeking advice on how to deal with the problem which can be [&hellip

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Treating ADHD

Posted in ADHD, Hospital / Doctor Care, Medications, Mental Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Teen Health

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can affect academic, social, and emotional aspects of a person's life.  It is estimated that 15% of children have been diagnosed with the condition.  We don't know the cause of ADHD, but we do know that once it's recognized, appropriate treatment can make a major difference in a person's [&hellip

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Pesticides and ADHD

Posted in ADHD, Environmental, Mental Health

According to a new report in the Journal Pediatrics, organo-phosphate pesticides could be linked with ADHD.  Now, this is not a small report. It looked at 1100 children aged 8 to 15, and what they found is a potential link between the pesticides and the disorder.  Now, it’s very important when something like this comes [&hellip

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St. John’s Wort Does Not Improve Symptoms of A.D.H.D.

Posted in ADHD, Pediatrics, Teen Health, Vitamins & Supplements

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder also known as A.D.H.D., affects thousands of children each year.  Up to thirty percent do not respond to prescription medication or may experience an adverse reaction to certain drugs.  Herbal supplements are often considered by some parents looking for a way to help their children.  One of the most popular supplements is [&hellip

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