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Tips for Dealing with Hyperactive Children

I often see parents of hyperactive children who say that they feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired from dealing with their child’s limitless energy. They are also frustrated that their child is doing poorly in school, has difficulty listening and following directions, and is often...
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Understanding Hyperfocus in ADHD

A symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the inability to focus at a task for a long period of time. Being distracted is also another common symptom of ADHD, where the individual finds difficulty in maintaining attention to a specific task. However,...
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ADHD and Stimulant Abuse

Prescription medication abuse is the among the biggest health issues facing the United States, but prescription medications have an important place in responsible medical treatment. Psychostimulants are among the most commonly prescribed of all medications for children and adolescents (Zuvekas S et al, Am...
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2010 Research Updates in Psychiatry

ADHD What is the Minimum Effective Dose of OROS Methylphenidate for Adolescents? Dosing stimulants is never easy. There are various rules of thumb—for example, mg/kg for amphetamine preparations and 1 mg/kg for methylphenidate preparations—but these have not been empirically validated. Ortho- McNeil Janssen...
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Meds for ADHD: An Update

With the many medication options available for ADHD, it can certainly be confusing deciding which to choose. Typically, the medication of first choice is one of the stimulants, as they are more consistently effective than the non-stimulants. Exceptions to this rule would include patients...
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Research Updates in Psychiatry

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER Robust Support for Mood Stabilizers in Borderline Personality Disorder While we typically pick and choose among various drug classes to treat patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), we have a hard time basing our choices on the evidence. Various reviews and...
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