Dr. Jeff Health Center. Why the Medical Approach Can be Dangerous Why is the medical approach dangerous and an incorrect way to treat ADD and ADHD?
Basically, because it is a symptom-based approach. Rather than searching for the cause of an individual’s problem, they just medically treat the symptoms. Suppressing symptoms with dangerous medications does not take care of the root cause. An individual, holistic approach it what needs to be taken for each person. Let’s look at the medical approach to treatment of ADD/ADHD and point out its dangers. Methylphenidate (Ritalin and Cocerta) – Entire books have been written about Ritalin and its dangers. Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) - Excessive restlessness, overstimulation, hyperactivity, irritability, personality changes, schizophrenia-like thoughts and behavior, severe insomnia, and severe skin disease. Pemoline (Cylert) - Cylert was used to treat ADD/ADHD for 30 years before it was banned by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) in October 2005. «« Back to Top »»
ADHD in Adults. Pretending To Be Normal By Linda Roggli All the rumors are true: I am an ADHD double agent (cue the spy movie music, please).
In public, I’m a (fairly) normal business owner who manages to pay bills, coach my clients and manage employees. But in private, I’m a mess. I leave a trail of shoe droppings through my house; I always shop in the belated birthday card section; and I swear I’m going to finish writing this blog post by the end of last week. Granted, I am more bumbling Inspector Clouseau than suave James Bond but only because my private self tends to break through at the most embarrassing moments.
I have a whole closetful of them: The Loser, The Intellect, The Space Cadet, The Super Hero. So I’ve made a decision: I’m giving up the spy life in exchange for being “Me” in all my ADHD glory. All I have ever wanted in my entire life is to be loved for being exactly who I am. ADHD Women: Born to be Extraordinary!
ADHD Women: Born to be Extraordinary! Coquitlam Fire Support. Enhancement stimulants: perceived motivational and cognitive advantages. Ask Unclutterer: Organizing and uncluttering strategies for people with ADHD and visual processors. Reader Shannon submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: Do you have any tips for people with ADHD that go beyond the stuff you see or hear all the time in other publications?
Work is pretty okay except for the whole “getting started” part, but my home is the tough area. I am one of those people who has to see something to remember I have it but that keeps things cluttered. Based on the information you provided in your email, it is very likely that you’re a visual processor. I’m one, so I empathize with your need to see your belongings. After years of working with students who have different forms and ranges of severity of ADHD, I’ve come to realize that there will never be a one-size-fits-all solution for staying organized.
Less is best. Scattered Minds. Grain Brain Describes the Staggering Effects of Carbs on the Brain. Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows the lid off a topic that’s been buried in medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain.
And not just unhealthy carbs, but even healthy ones like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and much more. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, why your brain thrives on fat and cholesterol, and how you can spur the growth of new brain cells at any age. He offers an in-depth look at how we can take control of our “smart genes” through specific dietary choices and lifestyle habits, demonstrating how to remedy our most feared maladies without drugs.
Click here for an excerpt from the Grain Brain audiobook! Have questions about gluten intolerance, a gluten free diet or the foods that help improve brain health? Available now at retailers nationwide and online Praise for Grain Brain “Dr. ADHD in Adults Pictures Slideshow: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on MedicineNet.
What is ADD? What is ADD?
Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD/ADHD, is a psychological term currently applied to anyone who meets the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for impulsivity, hyperactivity and/or inattention. The diagnostic criteria are subjective and include behavior which might be caused by a wide variety of factors, ranging from brain defects to allergies to giftedness. ADD, as currently defined, is a highly subjective description, not a specific disease. Confusion and controversy is caused by the tendency of some mental health professionals to assume that everyone diagnosed with ADD has some mysterious, irreversible brain defect.
This assumption has its roots in the very first group of severely ADD people ever studied, who suffered from encephalitis, or a swelling of the brain. There are two major types of ADD at this time (this aspect of ADD keeps evolving): ADD with hyperactivity (the traditional type of ADD) and ADD without hyperactivity ("inattentive" type).