Experts Skeptical about Adderall Safety

May 25, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

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Pharmaceutical companies must be having a field day. A recent study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania found no support for the belief that ADHD medication like Ritalin and Adderall increased the risk of cardiovascular complications among patients. After reviewing the records of more than 241,000 children and adolescents on the drugs from five different states, Dr. Sean Hennessy and his team of researchers concluded that taking medication for ADHD did not increase the chance of heart disease or cardiac arrest among younger folk. In other words, this study effectively declared ADHD as safe for children.  But is it really as harmless as the study claims?

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Why are ADHD Kids Fixated on Video Games?

May 20, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

When an ADHD child can’t finish chores or homework due to lack of focus, yet can spend hours playing video games or watching TV, many parents get confused. How can these kids completely lose themselves in one task and have so much difficulty applying that same concentration on others?  Although ADHD is often the cause, a New York Times article reveals that it has less to do with an attention deficit and more about brain chemistry.

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Why 1 in 4 Adults Fake ADHD

May 13, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Maybe it’s the diet we have today, or perhaps it’s the chemicals present in our food and in the air. Whatever it is, more and more people are getting diagnosed with ADHD today.  Or are they really suffering from the disorder? Amid claims of a growing epidemic of ADHD among adults, a new report published in The Clinical Neuropsychologist reveals a surprising fact. Nearly one in four adults who seek medical treatment for the disorder might be faking their ADHD symptoms.

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ADHD Summer Camps for Kids

May 3, 2011 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

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In the United States, parents of ADHD kids have it a little easy during summer. From New York to California, ADHD summer camps are popping up all over the country, allowing kids with ADHD to learn social skills, keep up with schoolwork, enjoy a new hobby, and make new friends who share the same symptoms. Aside from providing a variety of activities and a structured schedule, the ideal ADHD summer camp should also have therapists, medical personnel, and counselors on-board.

Of course, not all summer camps are created equal.  When comparing various ADHD camps, parents should make sure that the camp has the structure and facilities to cater to their child’s unique needs. Some questions you might want to ask are:

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