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reply to post by christina-66
Many of the drugs prescribed for the treatment of ADHD are considered addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms. The discontinuation of drugs prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can lead to depression, extreme fatigue and weakness for those who stop taking them too quickly. There have also been reports of psychosis and suicidal thoughts in those who withdraw from ADHD drugs too rapidly. Withdrawal symptoms can even happen during treatment if the drug is not administered in a timely manner. It is important to decrease dosages very gradually and under the supervision of a physician. Monitoring the patient for symptoms of withdrawal from ADHD drugs is recommended during treatment and after discontinuation. Read more: What Are the Withdrawl Symptoms of ADHD Drugs? | eHow.com www.ehow.com...
6) FMRI results showed no difference in patterns of brain activation between treated and control children at time 1. At time 2, however, treated children showed a different pattern of brain activation during the interference trials, i.e., those that required more complex cognitive processing. The brain regions that were now activated were those believed to play important roles in selective attention and the suppression of inappropriate responses.
Originally posted by ccseagull
reply to post by Evil_Santa
I know biofeedback has great success. However it doesn't work for kids. Wish it did but until we do know more one has to do the best they can.
My daughter is on Concerta. My husband is on Dexedrine.
She takes a low dosage once a day. It is long lasting in her body. The world knows within half an hour when my husband's med has worn off. He takes a dosage in the morning and again at 2. And if he misses a dose holy moley the world turns ugly and upside down.
And yes, I agree - too many cases are over diagnosed and too many parents/teachers want to tranquilize their kids. When pregnant I used to fantasize about the perfect child I would have, we'd cuddle, have play time, quiet time and what I ended up with was a surprise. I now say, "We get WHO we get," it's a surprise. And you know what? - I'd rather have my unique and exciting and adventuresome child than little mushrooms that just sit and wait for permission to open their mouths and experience life. That sounds harsh but it's just to say I appreciate and love my spectactular and original child.