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ADHD, Stimulant Medications and Cardiac Risk

ADHD, Stimulant Medications and Cardiac Risk

Approximately 5% of children suffer from ADHD. With so many kids with this condition, a large part of a child psychiatrist’s practice can be devoted to treating ADHD. As with all other psychiatric conditions, it is critically important to rule out general medical issues that can be causing or worsening the psychiatric symptoms. Physical examinations and screen tests (including labs) are very important in excluding these conditions. Additionally, making sure that medications are going … Read entire article »

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ADHD Awareness Week October 16-22, 2011

ADHD Awareness Week October 16-22, 2011

*Do You or Someone You Love Have ADHD?* 4 to 7 million children (5-9% of the population) and 9 to 13 million adults (4-6% of the population) in the U.S. have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Abundant scientific research has led every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States to conclude long ago that ADHD is a real neurological disorder. The American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control … Read entire article »

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