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Medications for ADD


Medications for Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder have been found to be helpful for many children in improving academic and social success that had eluded them when their conditions were undiagnosed and untreated.

Close supervision by a medical professional is required when prescribing any medication for a child, youth or adolescent. Stimulants must be monitored especially carefully and it is now recommended that children have an electrocardiogram before treatment is started in case of symptomless heart conditions that put the child in danger.

While most families are careful in considering whether their children should be given powerful medications to treat the symptoms of ADD and ADHD, many report that the appropriate prescription at the proper dosage has greatly helped their sons and daughters both academically, socially, and within family relationships.

Correctly diagnosing ADD or ADHD, finding the proper treatment and medication, following the child's health and progress closely, changing and maintaining the appropriate dose, and listening to the child during office visits are all the responsibility of the specialist or family doctor parents chose.

Moms have the best interest of their children at heart and are valuable allies in observing and reporting both negative and positive changes in their children's behavior and skills.

ADHD, Medications, and Cardiovascular Events
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art56634.asp

Medications and Herbal Treatments for ADD/ADHD
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art9506.asp

Tom Cruise, ADD and Postpartum Depression
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33037.asp

How Uncomfortable is Your Child?
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art960.asp

Learning Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33533.asp

Dyslexia
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art1896.asp

The Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art45580.asp

The Mislabeled Child by Dr. Brock Eide, M.D., and Dr. Fernette Eide, M.D.
How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

Making an Argument for Social Skills Support in School
Review of Social Relationships and Peer Support by Rachel Janney & Martha Snell
http://www.brookespublishing.com/newsletters/ed-article-0906.htm

Promoting Social Success A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs by Gary N. Siperstein, Ph.D., & Emily Paige Rickards, M.A.
http://www.brookespublishing.com/store/books/siperstein-6741/index.htm

The Ritalin Controversy - Early Days
name of link

FDA - Common Side Effects of Strattera

Medications for ADD / ADHD - LD Assoc of America
http://www.ldanatl.org

Family Village Links - ADHD

NIMH Research on Treatment for ADHD
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

Sales Pitch for ATTEND supplement - Types of ADD

Institute of Child Health Releases Preliminary Results of Vitamins and Minerals Research
...After 18 months the children's psychomotor development, speech and language development, growth and general health were assessed. No positive effect on any of these four factors was found by taking anti-oxidants, folinic acid or a combination of the two.
http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

ADD Resources - Family Village
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/lib_adhd.htm

American Academy of Pediatrics - Treatments for ADD
http://www.aap.org

The ADD Answer

ADD and ADHD Answer Book

All About Attention Deficit Disorder : Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Children and Adults by Thomas Phelan

ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

Stopping ADHD

Gentle Teaching

ADD/ADHD

Behavior Management - Two to Teens
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