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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.

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(706) 376-9852
28 Chandler Ctr
Hartwell, GA
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Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
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(770) 319-6000
3188 Atlanta Rd SE
Smyrna, GA
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678-352-0860 x27
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Roswell, GA
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
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Macon, GA
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Saint Simons Island, GA
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Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
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Hartwell, GA
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
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Atlanta, GA
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Dublin, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
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1085 Hidden Pond Ln
Roswell, 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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