ADHD Medications Sioux Falls SD

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.

Paul Daniel Frazer, MD
(605) 357-4700
101 S Main Ave Ste 314
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1978

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Scott Anthony Schneider, MD
(605) 322-7580
1001 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1988

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Hari Dasan Kannan, MD
911 E 20th St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Robert William Giebink, MD
(605) 333-6890
PO Box 90910
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1992

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Steven Dee Cochran, MD
(605) 328-4700
1621 S Minnesota Ave Sioux Valley Clinic+Q7953
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1980

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Victoria R Cobb Gerhart, MD
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974

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Mark William Mahnke, MD
(605) 339-6785
800 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1967

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Stacey Lynn Herbster, MD
(605) 322-5735
1001 E 21st St Ste 200
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Midwest Psychiatric Medicine

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Sarah Ann Flynn, MD
(908) 851-8610
525 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1998

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David William Bean, MD
(605) 322-5700
1001 E 21st St Ste 200
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Charter Sioux Falls Behavioral, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Physicians Psych

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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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