Tag: "ADHD medication"

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Study: Kids with ADHD Prescribed Wrong Medication

Behavioral therapy and psychotherapy prove to be some of the most effective forms of treatment for children with ADHD, but medication therapy can also be an important part of that treatment plan. Unfortunately, a recent study found that many children are actually receiving the wrong drugs, and this could mean serious problems for them now, and in the future.

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Study: Kids with ADHD Need to Squirm to Learn

“Sit still!” It seems like the most commonly used words when talking to a child with ADHD. We even use medications to calm their fidgeting, chair scooting, foot-tapping, and leg-swinging movements. But a new study suggests that attempting to suppress their movements might actually hinder their ability to learn.

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Behavioral Therapy Received by Only One Quarter of ADHD Children on Medication

While medication alone can manage symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for most children, studies have suggested that some children may do better and take lower doses of stimulant medications when receiving behavioral therapy along with ADHD drugs. Unfortunately, a new study has revealed that only about one quarter of commercially insured children taking ADHD medication are also receiving psychotherapy, and in many parts of the country, the percentage is much lower.

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Study By AAP Finds ADHD drugs ‘do not stunt children’s growth’

Three years ago after lots of research and consideration we started our son on medication for ‘ADHD’ or in our case Autism, which has many of the same behavioural characteristics as ADHD. Born at 24 weeks he has always been the smallest kid in his age group so one of my biggest concerns was growth. […]

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Behavior Goals of Parents Linked to Method of Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, parent reports suggest that about one in 10 children are diagnosed with ADHD. Of those children, about two-thirds are taking some form of medication to treat their condition. But there is another treatment option: behavioral therapy.

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ADHD Rates Higher in Children with Asthma and Allergies

With ADHD rates at an all-time high, scientists have been working hard at finding out why rates are constantly inclining, and what can be done about it. Recently, a study from Boston and the Netherlands may have discovered a potential link between ADHD risks and asthma or allergies in children.