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Yesterday I had a great interview with Lisa Smith and Nancy Reid on BlendRadio. They are a mother-daughter duo who spent three years visiting National Parks around the country to help make people aware of our national heritage!  We had a fascinating conversation about the issues involved with ADHD, medication, non-drug strategies, and how to...
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Today is the official publication date for my new book The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span without Drugs, Labels or Coercion (Tarcher/Perigee).  The above link is for ordering it through Amazon, but you can get it at your local bookstore, or through a variety of...
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I read an online article today from Benzinga, a financial media company that empowers its readers with daily actionable market analysis and commentary.  It reported on a new ADHD drug that the FDA had just approved, called Cotempla XR-OTD, a methylphenidate extended release orally-disintegrating tablet for treating ADHD in kids aged 6-17.  According to BMO...
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A new study of Scottish children published in the JAMA Pediatrics this week, suggests that the 1.0% of subjects (N= 7413) that were being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder had poorer outcomes on a wide range of measures compared with others in the study (N=766,244). The outcomes included: poor academic attainment, unauthorized absence from...
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A study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry last month reported that”extended use of medication [for ADHD] was associated with suppression of adult height but not with reduction of symptom severity.” So basically, it stunts growth and it isn’t effective. So why isn’t there a bigger hue and cry about this? There are...
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