ADHD Medications Port Orchard 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.

Gary Francis Lenza, MD
8695 Landing Ln SE
Port Orchard, WA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1989

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Devin Michael Shoquist, MD
(360) 475-4966
Port Orchard, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1997

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William Dubreuil Cagle, MD
(360) 377-0181
237 6th St
Bremerton, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1978

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Joseph Burton Clem, MD
237 6th St
Bremerton, WA
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Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ann Bridges Bruce, MD
(360) 373-5031
5455 Almira Dr Ne
Bremerton, WA
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kari Case Heistand, MD
Port Orchard, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 2002

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Thomas George Hefter, MD
(360) 426-4433
Port Orchard, WA
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1962

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Curtis Hulon Holder, MD
(360) 479-5959
843 6th St Ste 230
Bremerton, WA
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1989

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Robert Charles Reinach, MD
(207) 626-1000
5455 Almira Dr Ne
Bremerton, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1971

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Antonio Gutierrez, MD
(253) 661-0701
5455 Almira Dr Ne
Bremerton, WA
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Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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