Strattera, The Newest ADHD Medication
"Strattera, the New ADHD Medication" The newest ADHD medication Strattera (atomoxetine) is expected to hit the pharmacy shelves this month to much ado. What separates Strattera (atomoxetine) from the rest of the ADHD medications pack is that Strattera (atomoxetine) is the first non-stimulant... 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... Recognizing Childhood Anxiety
For a child who cannot consistently sit still and pay attention, getting ready for school and remaining focused in class or at home can be quite challenging. But these symptoms may not always add up to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder-instead, the problem may be anxiety. Anxiety can be an... Brief Notes on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents
The future of our country depends on the mental health and strength of our young people. However, many children have mental health problems that interfere with normal development and functioning. A 1999 study estimated that almost 21 percent of U.S. children ages 9 to 17 had a diagnosable mental or...
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... 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... 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...