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.

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

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Anthony Michael Vaca, MD
(605) 322-7580
1001 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Midwest Psychiatric Medicine

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William Raymond Del Monte, MD
(605) 322-5700
1001 E 21st St Ste 200
Sioux Falls, SD
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1987

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Francis C Bandettini, DO
(605) 367-9476
1100 S Cliff Ave Ste 3
Sioux Falls, SD
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1987

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Allison G Alvine, MD
3617 S Slaten Park Dr
Sioux Falls, SD
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Paul Daniel Frazer, MD
(605) 357-4700
101 S Main Ave Ste 314
Sioux Falls, SD
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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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Rodney Chas Johnson, MD
(321) 779-4759
1200 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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Psychiatry, Occupational Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1961

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John Vincent Durso, MD
(605) 333-6890
2501 W 22nd St Dept 116C
Sioux Falls, SD
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Nancy Luechtefeld Wilson, MD
(605) 322-5700
1001 E 21st St Ste 200
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1977

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

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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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