ADHD Medications Council Bluffs IA

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.

Craig Neil Seamands, MD
(712) 325-0629
360 Oakland Ave
Council Blfs, IA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1982

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John Victor Fernandez, MD
(712) 328-1858
201 Ridge St
Council Bluffs, IA
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: St John'S Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Sriramamurthy Ravipati, MD
(712) 328-2609
801 Harmony St Ste 302
Council Bluffs, IA
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Rangaraya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Md Zakaria Siddiqui, MD
(402) 312-7889
801 Harmony St
Council Bluffs, IA
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark Jeffrey Diercks, MD
(402) 348-1996
2027 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ernst Schmidhofer, MD
17889 Allis Rd
Council Blfs, IA
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Hormoz Rassekh, MD
(712) 322-1970
30 Buena Vista Dr
Council Blfs, IA
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Ronald Lee Bendorf, MD
(712) 642-2045
14323 230th St
Council Blfs, IA
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1962
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Hospital: Alegent Health Sw Iowa Med Ctr, Council Blfs, Ia; Alegent Health Immanuel Med Ct, Omaha, Ne

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Krishna P Murthy, MD
(712) 527-4811
201 Ridge St
Council Bluffs, IA
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr.Mark Diercks
(402) 348-1996
2027 Dodge Street #504
Omaha, NE
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M
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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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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