ADHD Medications Elberton GA

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.

Theresa Raina Sullivan, MD
(706) 376-9852
28 Chandler Ctr
Hartwell, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
Graduation Year: 1996

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Jeffrey H Klopper, MD
(770) 319-6000
3188 Atlanta Rd SE
Smyrna, GA
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Atlanta Behavioral Care
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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Seeme V Ahmad, MD
4058 Elmscourt Dr
Stone Mountain, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1984

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Barbara Joan Stoll, MD
80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1975

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Mridula Puri, MD
(404) 636-1303
445 Winn Way
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Pbd Sharma Postgrad Inst M S, M Dayanand Univ, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Brenton Darrell Glisson, MD
Hartwell, GA
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1995

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Ivy Ellen Sohn, MD
460 Montwicke Chase NW
Atlanta, GA
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1995

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Marla Dawn Lake, MD
(614) 766-2723
43 Chateau Ct SE
Rome, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1978

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Charles Barnet Nemeroff, MD
(404) 727-8382
101 Woodruff Cir #4000,
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Wesley Woods Geriatric Hosp, Atlanta, Ga; Emory University Hosp, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Emory Clinic

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Stephen Graham Preas, MD
(770) 602-0735
2055 Scenic Hwy N Ste C
Snellville, GA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
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Hospital: C P C Parkwood Hosp, Atlanta, Ga

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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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