ADD / ADHD Medication

Attention Deficit Disorder and Obesity link from Canadian study

A new Canadian study may offer hope to some for whom dieting and exercise have proven ineffective in the battle against obesity. In a study published in the journal Eating Weight Disorders, Vol. 10, N.1, researchers have outlined a possible link between ADHD and severe obesity. They found that 26.7 % of the severely obese …

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Behavior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drugs

By combining behavioral therapy and medication researchers at the University at Buffalo have found they could reduce the amount of medication that children with ADD needed by two-thirds, according to a new study published in the May issue of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. “One of the major findings of the study is that when using …

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Adult ADHD medication dosing problems

From The National Review of Medicine. A Harvard Adult ADHD research study by Dr Thomas Spencer, published in the March 2005 issue of Biological Psychiatry suggests that the typical dose of methylphenidate (i.e., Ritalin, Concerta) 0.6mg/kg/day may not be enough for adults with ADD. The authors note “only modest improvement in ADHD symptoms with MPH …

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