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Secrets of the ADHD Brain

ADDitude

Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what’s important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn’t interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit. 1,667 more words

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Attention Deficit Disorder: My Journey

I was an unfortunate kid. I was constantly misplacing things, forgetting things, and most of the time, I felt like I was living with my head in a cloud. 1,810 more words

Personal Reflection

The Assault on America's Boys

The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to “normalize” them.

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Doctor: ADHD Does Not Exist

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Dr. Richard Saul

March 14, 2014

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Over the course of my career, I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. 1,131 more words

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Psychiatric Foster Care--A Whole City Gets Involved

An annual reggae festival takes place by the town center of Geel, Belgium, and Janssen Pharmaceutica has a factory here.  Orchids grow in the fertile soil and three windmills churn in the wind.  520 more words

Schizophrenia

Report Says Medication Use Is Rising for Adults With Attention Disorder

A recent NY Times article by Alan Schwartz reports that the “The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012″.  105 more words

Why your kid's Concerta hasn't been working lately...

I’d ask our regular blog readers to allow me to digress today while I share some information about a medication issue that is greatly impacting many of the kids and families we serve. 2,243 more words

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