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John M. Grohol, – New Chewable ADHD Medication, Adzenys, Has Some Worried

Adzenys XR-ODT was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Adzenys is a flavored amphetamine extended-release orally disintegrating tablet, designed to be more easily taken by children only once a day (usually in the morning). But at least one psychiatrist is worried that the chewable, candy-like nature of …

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Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

When was the last time you opened your laptop midconversation or brought your desktop computer to the dinner table? Ridiculous, right? But if you are like a large number of Americans, you have done both with your smartphone. Less than a decade after the introduction of the first iPhone, more people reach for their smartphones first thing in the morning than reach …

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CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy

Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that three in four young kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are put on medicines. New CDC data shows that’s continued, even after research found behavior therapy is as effective and …

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Kate Raines – Under Our Skin: A Film About the Hidden Story of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can affect any number of organ systems and is increasingly prevalent across the U.S. Chronic Lyme disease may be misdiagnosed as many other conditions. Lyme disease specialists and their patients are at odds with health authorities, who resist the idea that the disease even exists. Andy Abrahms Wilson’s documentary Under Our Skin tells the often hidden story of Lyme disease, …

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Does ADHD Exist? – Edward F. Group

Did you catch my entry about 6 toxic causes of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? In it, I mentioned that I’d look at the other side of the argument. Is this a true neurological disorder that needs life-long medical treatment, or is the ADHD diagnosis simply an overgeneralization of a underlying condition? So, let’s get down to what those folks believe: does …