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
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Medical School: Morehouse Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30310
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(770) 319-6000
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Smyrna, GA
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Atlanta Behavioral Care
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(404) 756-1440
1803 Cumberland Valley Pl SE
Smyrna, GA
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(478) 277-2749
1826 Veterans Blvd
Dublin, GA
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Medical School: Inst Sup De Cien Med De La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
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(404) 261-3470
2997 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
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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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5030 Georgia Belle Ct
Norcross, GA
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Medical School: Univ Of Belgrade, Med Fak, Beograd, Serbia
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Columbus, GA
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
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(229) 257-0100
2704 N Oak St Bldg B3
Valdosta, GA
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Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
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4778 Vermack Rd
Atlanta, GA
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Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
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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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