ADHD Drugs Ineffective Over The Long Term

Posted February 15, 2008 at 9:35 am by Paul
Filed under: ADHD, Drugs

A BBC television program, Panorama, has reported that ADHD drugs may be ineffective over the long term.  They also pointed out that drugs such as Ritalin can slow child’s physical growth.  The program highlights a study  of 600 children, called the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD, which concluded that over the long term (three years or more), drugs such as Concerta and Ritalin had no demonstrable benefit for children.

Read More [Medical News Today]

Treat ADHD With Video Games

Posted February 14, 2008 at 10:05 am by Paul
Filed under: ADHD, Treatments

Dr. Margaret MacDonald uses Smart BrainGames, a feedback system which monitors brainwaves through a hat full of sensors. The system then adjusts video game performance in order to “train” the player into emitting certain brain patterns. Those using the system were able to reduce or eliminate medication, in combining with changes to lifestyle and diet.

Read More [GamePolitics.com]

Homeschool Is A Refuge From Inaccurate ADHD Labeling

Posted February 13, 2008 at 9:24 am by Paul
Filed under: ADHD, Mislabelling

 Fifteen-year-old Katelynn was bored in school, so the school decided she had ADHD.  Now she’s thriving in a homeschool program.   She writes:

“There are kids out there that have it [ADHD] and truly have trouble because of it. A few of my friends do, but I don’t. In a way, they were trying to find an easy solution for a problem that just required some work. As sad as it is, that’s what happening at a lot of schools. Thankfully, my parents knew there was something more to my problems and got me the help I needed. This all played a big part in why I’m homeschooled in the first place.”

It’s a very well-written article for someone her age.

Read more [blogcritics]

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