Category archives for: ADHD

Weight Loss Resistance


It’s that time of year where we dread pulling out our summer clothes. And even worse, we try to find a swim suit that we feel confident in and when we don’t, we just decide we won’t wear one anymore. Every part of our body feels like it’s on display from head to toe and […]

ADHD Drugs Dont Boost Kids Grades

The Wall Street Journal: It’s no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point to a problem: There’s little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. Stimulants used to treat ADHD like Ritalin and […]

An Eventful Week

An eventful week!  And it’s not over. On Tuesday I went to Queens Park, the seat of government for the province of Ontario, where I had lunch with the Speaker, the Hon. Dave Levac.  Mark Tishman, from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care joined us as well.  A very moving conversation. For me, it […]

ADHD? Its The Whole Family


By Rick Green, The web, and our Forums, are full of speculation about ADHD/ADD being caused by diet, bacteria, family stress, lack of a vitamin, or severe lack of good old-fashioned spankings. (Cue old man muttering, ‘In my day we didn’t have all these fancy…’) The problem with these theories is that siblings turn out […]

Medicating Myself


By Rick Green I don’t want to take ADHD medication. I don’t want to have to take a pill every morning. I don’t want you, or your child, or a loved one to have to take ADHD medication. And guess what, you don’t have to take medication. No one does. And yet millions have and […]

What Aging Parents Really Want from Their Adult Children


Image Source: CBS News Ellen, 75, was thrilled at first when her daughter, Samantha, moved back to Northern Virginia with her family. She loved seeing her grandchildren and enjoyed being there for their concerts, soccer games, and birthday parties. Her feelings began to change, however, when Samantha began dropping by, acting overly critical, and assessing […]

Alcobra’s ADHD drug meets goals in late-stage study

(Reuters) – Alcobra Ltd said its drug to treat attention deficit disorder met the main goals of a late-stage trial, reducing the symptoms of the condition better than a sugar pill. The study results were derived after the company excluded data from four patients who showed an extreme response to the placebo, Alcobra said in […]

Most US kids who take ADHD meds don’t get therapy

Washington (AFP) – Fewer than a quarter of US children prescribed medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) get the recommended behavioral therapy along with it, said a study out Monday. Medications/Drugs News Headlines – Yahoo! News

ADHD study flags pre-natal use of antidepressants

Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically likelier to develop the mental disorder called ADHD, researchers said on Tuesday. ADHD is a condition blamed for severe and frequent bouts of inattention, hyperactivity or impulsivity, often leading to problems in socialising and education. Reporting in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, a team led […]

Shire to test its ADHD drug in 4 to 5-year olds in U.S.

Shire Plc SHP.L has agreed to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration request to study its stimulant Vyvanse in preschool children as concern rises over the diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the drugmaker said on Thursday. A report last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number […]

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