ADHD Medications Oak Harbor WA

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.

Katherine Laura Immerman, MD
(360) 257-9484
1499 SE 9th Ave Apt 102
Oak Harbor, WA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1981

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Michael Jackson Little, MD
(360) 678-3103
PO Box 1286
Coupeville, WA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1975

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Robert De Mar Anderson, MD
(360) 629-2065
2004 Sunday Lake Rd
Stanwood, WA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1963

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Campbell Mortimer Davis, MD
(360) 468-3617
885 Hodgson Rd
Lopez Island, WA
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1967

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Janine Burford Canan, MD
211 45th St
Port Townsend, WA
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1976

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Douglas Paul Kempf, MD
Oak Harbor, WA
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1985

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William B Beach, MD
(206) 869-8263
563 Walla Walla Way
La Conner, WA
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Molli E Hinkle, MD
(360) 821-9272
PO Box 223
Port Townsend, WA
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Adair Chiles, MD
(360) 379-6656
4 Kanu Dr
Port Townsend, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1966

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William B Jones III, MD
1211 24th St
Anacortes, WA
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Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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