Medication

Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication – Towson, MD

By |2017-01-04T20:30:58-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: , |Tags: , |

Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD. Looking at ADHD from a developmental perspective, we will consider reasons for the apparent increase [...]

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Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication – Phoenix, AZ

By |2016-12-31T18:31:41-05:00December 16th, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , |

Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD. Looking at ADHD from a developmental perspective, we will consider reasons for the apparent increase [...]

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Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication – Scottsdale, AZ

By |2016-12-31T18:31:46-05:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , |

Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD. Looking at ADHD from a developmental perspective, we will consider reasons for the apparent increase [...]

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Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication – Tucson, AZ

By |2016-12-31T18:31:52-05:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: , |Tags: , |

Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD.

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ADHD & Michael Phelps: Medication is Not a “Crutch”

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40-05:00August 14th, 2016|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Sports|Tags: , , , |

A fellow blogger at Psychology Today wrote a post on Michael Phelps' ADHD not being a true disorder, and stating that stimulant medication for ADHD is a "crutch". Here is my response. One of the greatest disservices to children and adults with mental health issues is marginalizing those who need medication. In Marilyn Wedge's blog post [...]

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Yes, DEA, there’s an ADHD Med Shortage

By |2016-11-20T07:53:44-05:00January 1st, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Medication, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The FDA says there's a shortage of ADHD medications. They've put stimulant medications on their official shortage list. The DEA says there's no shortage. I've been taking Adderall since I was 23. I'm now, um, considerably older. I tried to get my Adderall prescription filled a couple of months ago. For the first time, I was [...]

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Is the ADHD Brain More Creative?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00June 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Movies/Music, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is it possible that the impulsivity and quick-thinking that accompanies ADHD may also boost creativity? And what role does medication have in that creative process? Does stimulant medication hamper creativity, or boost it? The ADHD brain may not be held back as much by constraints on thinking. In a study by Abraham et al. (2006), adolescents [...]

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My review of “Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists”

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45-05:00April 25th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My review of Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists has been posted at Metapsychology Online Reviews. It can be read at: http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=6045&cn=390 An excerpt: "One of the many great features of this book is that even before it addresses specific disorders and medications, it provides the reader with a thorough background regarding the biology of psychiatric [...]

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Antidepressants: Boost brain cells after injury?

By |2016-10-05T06:45:48-04:00April 25th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-22) -- When neurosurgeons noticed that patients with brain injuries who had been prescribed antidepressants were doing better in unexpected ways than their counterparts who were not taking such medications, scientists took a closer look. Early results in mice indicate that anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain [...]

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