Dr. Mary Ann Block

What Are the Underlying Causes of ADHD

What Are the Underlying Causes of ADHD?

April 8, 2019

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a psychiatric label given to millions of children when they are unable to sit still and focus in the classroom. The treatment for ADHD is usually prescription medication. These medications are almost always Class II addictive stimulants called amphetamines or methamphetamines. They have controlled substances because…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Programs

April 7, 2017

Back in the days, the Internet was hailed as the savior of man in the sense that the Internet connects us to people and information all around the world. Still, I consider this a double-edged sword. With the number of people you connect to or the pieces of information you read – who should you…

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Increased Risk of ADHD Associated with Early Exposure to Pesticides

July 8, 2013

The results of this study in the Journal of the American Medical Association don’t surprise me. Pesticides kill the insects by damaging their nervous system. Young children are going to be more susceptible to that same neurological damage than adults. The study found that even eating fruits and vegetables treated with pesticides puts children at…

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INTERVIEW: How Safe is Our Medicine Today?” The Procedure for the Approval of Drugs.

April 13, 2012

Author: Sandy Zimm We think our medicines are safe because they were approved by the FDA but Dr. Mary Ann Block, DO, the Medical Director of the Block Center in Texas, gave an insider’s view of the situation in the United States for my interview. Dr. Block, “I have a big concern about the safety…

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Take Autism Out of DSM

February 3, 2012

Psychiatrists want to change the definition of autism as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The DSM is a psychiatric coding book. It lists disorders that are thought to be psychiatric in nature. When autism was first defined it was called “Cold Mother Syndrome” and thought to be psychiatric in origin. Seventy years…

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ADHD Drugs in Short Supply

January 6, 2012

The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) sets manufacturing quotas for controlled substances like Ritalin, Adderall and Focalin and are concerned about the abuse of these ADHD drugs by teens and college students. This limits how many drugs from a certain class that drug companies can make and sell. So they may try to maximize profits by…

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