ADHD Medications Vancouver 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.

Stephanie S Richards, MD
(412) 367-3424
4421 NE St Johns Rd
Vancouver, WA
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1992

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520 SE Columbia River Dr Apt 213
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1999

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(239) 455-8500
6926 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Donetsk Med Inst, Doneck, Ukraine
Graduation Year: 1972

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Michael Dennis Domash, MD
(360) 696-5257
2215 Broadway St
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1974

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(360) 696-5259
3400 Main St
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1999

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6926 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
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1007 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1978

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(360) 253-6425
7600 NE 41st St
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1989

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(206) 254-3429
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1956

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(503) 204-4930
3401 NE 102nd Ct
Vancouver, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1961

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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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