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The Controversy of, and Holistic Therapies for ADHD

As a school psychologist who started his career over 30 years ago as a secondary science teacher I have always relied on research and data to support my beliefs. And when I explored the nature vs nurture (genetics vs environment) debate as it applies to mental illness I have found (based on research and data) that over 75 percent of mental illness is due to environmental factors, not genetics. This is what I believe and found to be the case with ADHD (if the “disorder” exists at all!). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder…

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ADD-ADHD Treatment – 7 Essential Tips on Finding the Challenging Bottom of the Therapeutic Window

First Learn the Basics of How Medications Work Stimulant medications for ADD have certain easy-to-recognize features regarding how they are working. If you understand those features you can adjust medications correctly; if you don’t, you simply won’t get them right, – and the entire treatment process becomes significantly problematic. So often medications are broadly scattered upon an *ADD/ADHD diagnosis* rather than specifically treating the *person* with the ADD/ADHD challenge. I compare this casual medication adjustment process to standing back and throwing a bucket of paint at a barn door that…

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ADD ADHD Medication Treatment – 7 Tips to Solve Immediate Release Confusion

The Immediate Release Bottom: The Duration of Effectiveness [DOE] Application Using Immediate Release [IR – often generic] Medications – Managed Care Creates A Significant Problem With the increased influence of managed care, the choices of medications for thousands are limited to the generic [often less expensive] immediate release medications. IR medications are less than satisfactory in the first place, for reasons listed below. Ineffective treatment incurs greater long term costs on many levels. Why managed care would encourage the use of less medically effective products and create greater cost, coupled…

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The Best Nootropics That Can Unleash Great Potential – An Article on the Best Smart Supplements

The Best Nootropics That Can Unleash Great Potential – In the first place, an intriguing certainty: a Nootropic is a compound word made from two Greek words NOUS- “brain” and TROPOS- “changed or altered”. Nootropics are drugs that influence mental capacities, increment sharpness and fixation. Whenever last chance is hanging in the balance, any favorable position makes a difference. World class German fighters walking into the Soviet Association in 1941 took speed (amphetamine) to fuel their assaults. With that guide, they achieved Moscow, caught a large portion of Russia and…

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ADD-ADHD Treatment – 7 Tips on Finding the Elusive Top of the Therapeutic Window

Psychiatric medications are just like any other medications: they must always be adjusted correctly to work correctly. The patient’s size and weight no longer matters. Today, medication adjustments are all about this little known Mind Bio-marker: the Therapeutic Window We used to think that weight and body size were the two most important variables to understand proper dosing. Today those somatic parameters are old news. What does matter a great deal in 2008: metabolic rate, how the meds are burned, and if they are burned correctly. It sounds complicated at…

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Homeopathic Remedies Often Contain Hyoscyamus Niger – Great For ADHD Kids!

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is by far the most common disorder to affect kids. As such, it is also the most widely and extensively researched childhood disorder as well. There are a few myths surrounding the disorder and one of these myths pertains to the idea that kids outgrow ADHD. This is not always the case, and very often the symptoms persist through adolescence and into adulthood, causing tremendous social, professional, and emotional problems along the way. Alternative treatments for ADHD have become increasingly popular and with good reason.…

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What Causes Penis Shrinkage: 5 Things That Cause a Man’s Sausage to Shrink and How to Beef It Up!

It’s a familiar trope; a man frolics with his lover in the ocean under a moonlit sky. All is romance incarnate until it’s time to walk back onto the beach. As he emerges like Neptune, proud triton in hand, he notices he couldn’t fight a seahorse with what he’s packing since the cold water and colder night air have shrunk his schlong. Well, this isn’t the kind of penis shrinkage dealt with here. That temporary, chilly-weather inducing shrinkage is nothing to be concerned with; it’ll be back to full shaft…

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Labels and Categories: Is Your Child "Special Needs"?

It’s a drama that gets played out over and over again in every city in the country, sometime between pre-school and 2nd grade. A child’s teachers are concerned that the child isn’t performing up to the standard, and they ask the parents to speak to the child’s doctor. The parents reluctantly bring the subject up at the doctor’s office and the doctor talks directly to the teacher. Suddenly, the acronyms start to flow: does the child have ADHD? How about CAPD? Maybe it’s DDS-NOS?… and the only thing the parents…

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ADHD Medications – Brain Damage, Heart Attacks, Hallucinations & Liver Damage

The medication Ritalin is prescribed to 6 million children with ADHD every year and like all pharmaceutical medications comes with a long list of side effects including nervousness, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, joint pains, headaches, increased blood pressure, fever, rapid heartbeat, abdominal pain, and psychosis. Tom Sawyer may have been a layabout, a truant and self-indulgence. He may have picked fights with strangers for no apparent reason; but he was also resourceful, spirited and refreshingly clever. Today children who have difficulty playing quietly or following instructions find themselves under the…

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ADD – ADHD Medication Treatment – 7 Tips on Finding the Challenging Sides of the Therapeutic Window

The Sides of the Window are Puzzling and Require a Few More Office Questions. The reason to ask the questions is simple: we want to know exactly how the medication is working in the context of time of day, duration of effectiveness, and predictable expectations from the specific medication in question. All of these questions arise from the essential philosophic overview of medication delivery systems: if you know the science, and have clear objectives, you can measure the treatment outcome objectively, and correctly adjust the medications according to that specific…

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