Giving birth should be happy, but you don’t feel that way. Postpartum depression is what people say. You’re prescribed antidepressants called SSRI that keeps you even and won’t let you cry. After giving birth you may feel sad and alone. But it’s not psychiatric, just messed up hormones. When kids wiggle in school and just […]
ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
A detailed booklet that describes ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
According to a report in The Journal of Family Practice (6/2011), children and adolescents with ADHD complete fewer years of school, graduate from high school at a lower rate and are less likely to go to graduate school. They underperform in both educational and occupational settings. While the report did not mention if the children […]
Family Practice News 11/1/11: ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are found to be associated with skin reactions that can be very alarming to parents. There can be pustules inside the eyes, hives, and even hair loss. Another symptom caused by these ADHD stimulant drugs can be toes that turn red and progress to turning blue. […]