ADHD Medications Gretna LA

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.

Daphne A Glindmeyer, MD
(504) 568-5294
PO Box 3076
Gretna, LA
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jana Penelope Petrovich, MD
(504) 398-1100
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
General Practice, Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Robert Allan Dahmes, MD
(504) 362-4122
3520 General Degaulle Dr Ste 4098
New Orleans, LA
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Roger Lee Wortham, MD
(504) 246-0487
3100 General Degaulle Dr
New Orleans, LA
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1981

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Phuong Thanh Nguyen, MD
(504) 842-4025
PO Box 1060
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1996

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Charles Kelso Billings, MD
(504) 366-9707
720 Lafayette St
Gretna, LA
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1973

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Robert Whitney Davis, MD
(504) 398-4300
229 Bellemeade Blvd Ste 404
Gretna, LA
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Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: East Jefferson Gen Hosp, Metairie, La; West Jefferson Med Ctr, Marrero, La; River Oaks Hosp, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Davis Psychiatric Clinic

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Ellen Pickard Mac Kenzie, MD
(504) 366-3201
PO Box 1570
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1944

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Nirmala Induru, MD
3100 General Degaulle Dr
New Orleans, LA
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Herman Chuan Soong, MD
(504) 588-2201
1107 S Peters St Apt 426
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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