ADHD Medications Arlington VA

In an analysis of 22 studies examining the growth rates of ADHD kids taking prescribed stimulants, the researchers found that reduced appetite, a side effect of the drugs, negatively impacted the children’s expected gains in height and weight.

Mariana J Niemtzoff, MD
(703) 527-3766
3801 Fairfax Dr Ste 10
Arlington, VA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1983

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Charles Dameron Moseley III, MD
1011 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1969

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Suhasini Nitin Shah, MD
(434) 971-5926
1221 S Eads St Apt 801
Arlington, VA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Municipal Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Eugenia Maclean Priddy, MD
(202) 607-0757
707 N Ivy St
Arlington, VA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1999

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Willis Todd Leavitt, MD
(703) 695-9110
Arlington, VA
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1991

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James P Mc Murrer, MD
(703) 698-5220
Arlington, VA
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1967

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Katina Denise Hatten, MD
Arlington, VA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 2001

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Robert Joseph Chiarello, MD
Arlington, VA
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1979

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James Henry Scully, MD
(703) 907-8532
1000 Wilson Blvd Ste 1825
Arlington, VA
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Psychiatry, General Practice
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1969

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Barton Pakull, MD
(540) 347-0613
1814 21st St N
Arlington, VA
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1961

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A True Measure of ADHD Drugs?

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By Kris Kucera

If Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer attended a middle school today, chances are they’d wear the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) label. And according to new research from Children’s Hospital Boston, the two of them would be slightly shorter and thinner than “normal” kids if they took Ritalin or other amphetamine-like ADHD drugs. In an analysis of 22 studies examining the growth rates of ADHD kids taking prescribed stimulants, the researchers found that reduced appetite, a side effect of the drugs, negatively impacted the children’s expected gains in height and weight.

Detractors disputing the new findings argue that restricted growth in stimulant-taking ADHD kids is either nonexistent or nominal. They point out that ADHD kids tend to overcome any limitations in height or weight after they go off the drugs in early adulthood. And besides, they insist, many ADHD kids clearly benefit from taking Ritalin and its cohorts.

Nevertheless, Ritalin, like cocaine and methamphetamine, falls into the DEA’s Schedule II designation. With that in mind, some restraint may be in order, since various cases of ADHD actually result from undiagnosed food allergies, poor eating habits (especially sugary breakfasts), or other behavioral issues stemming from chaotic homes or hectic classrooms.

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