Adolescents With ADHD
In almost all cases, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will have been identified long before the child reaches middle school or junior high school. The disorder occurs at younger ages and schools are much more aware of ADHD than they were 15 or 20 years ago. Up until 20 years ago, it...
The Untold Story
This morning you will hear the inside story of Florence County School District Four v. Shannon Carter. During the past few days you have probably heard enough about it and are not really sure you want to hear from me. I will try to avoid the implications and ramifications of the case, but instead... Neurofeedback Treatment for Reactive Attachment Disorder
Sixteen years ago, a twelve year-old boy was sent to the adolescent treatment center where I was the new Clinical Director. He was small, blonde, appealing, and murderous. At our first meeting, almost by way of introduction and without evident affect, he said, "I was 'disadopted'". He could not... Substance Abuse and Learning Disabilities: Is There a Link?
February 1999, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University hosted a conference with the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The objective of the conference was to better understand the relationship between...
Bring on the ADD Meds
January 19, 2013, 9:01 pm
For anyone against medication, let me describe the scene. My ten-year-old didn't take his ADD med today. My husband and both had to be out of the house early so we told Justin he was on his own to take the med before school. He doesn't like to take it because he's convinced himself that it makes... Can a Change of Medication Increase a FAS Childís IQ
July 14, 2008, 6:25 pm
In a recent post, I blogged about my surprise that my daughterís IQ continues to increase despite the fact that she has FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.) A reader wrote an interesting comment about her child who is diagnosed with inattentive ADD. She said that their family psychiatrist told them to... Drugging The Children?
July 26, 2007, 10:19 am
I thought I could calm down by now, blogging on my personal blog about a youtube video someone had sent me. It was a San Antonio news special detailing the use of psychotropic drugs in the Texas foster care system, something Iím very well acquainted with having adopted five large sibling groups...
Ritalin (methylphenidate) Side Effects and Warnings
Ritalin is an addictive stimulant drug. Sometimes called 'speed' or 'uppers,' Ritalin can cause high blood pressure, severe insomnia, psychotic symptoms (like seeing things or visual hallucinations) and heart problems.
Ritalin - (Methylphenidate) Side Effects, Dosage, Uses ...
Ritalin LA may also be taken by sprinkling the contents of the capsule on a tablespoon of cool applesauce and swallowing immediately, without chewing followed by a drink of water. What should I avoid while taking Ritalin?
Ritalin Oral : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures ...
Find patient medical information for Ritalin Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.