Alternative Prescription Drugs for ADHD Billings MT

Stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin and Adderall. Almost 4.5 million children between ages 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD, and nearly half of them take prescription medications, often for years. Long term, these drugs may be physically and psychologically harmful, and side effects such as sleep disturbances, poor appetite, weight loss, and mood disorders can require further medication.

Martha Lynn Rhoades, MD
(406) 254-0192
1020 N 27th St
Billings, MT
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1978

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Duncan Drake Burford, MD
(406) 252-6082
902 Wyoming Ave
Billings, MT
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Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1959

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Belinda Frances Hartley, MD
1101 N 27th St Ste 201
Billings, MT
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Psychiatry
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1997

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James H Peak, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 21st St Suite 410 *
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Talbot Blodgett, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St Ste 410
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.John Blodgett
(406) 238-2500
1020 N 27th St # 410
Billings, MT
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Eeva Irmeli Echeverri, MD
(406) 245-3526
208 N 29th St
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Valladolid, Fac De Med, Valladolid, Spain
Graduation Year: 1981

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David B Carlson, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St Ste 410
Billings, MT
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.Duncan D. Burford
(406) 672-8811
902 Wyoming Avenue
Billings, MT
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M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1959
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Simon Gregory Wall, MD
(406) 255-8550
1020 N 27th St Ste 410
Billings, MT
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Psychiatry, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: St Lukes Methodist Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Ia; St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Deaconess Behavioral Health

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Alternative Prescription Drugs for ADHD

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By Diana Reynolds Roome

Josh Goulding was diagnosed with attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in second grade, after his impulsive and disruptive behavior frequently landed him in the school principal’s office. “Over several years, I was put on a whole gamut of drugs, and nothing worked well,” says Goulding, now 24. By his second year at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Goulding was still struggling to concentrate in classes and complete his work, and his medications were causing mood swings and irritability.

The Conventional Rx:
Stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin and Adderall. Almost 4.5 million children between ages 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD, and nearly half of them take prescription medications, often for years. Long term, these drugs may be physically and psychologically harmful, and side effects such as sleep disturbances, poor appetite, weight loss, and mood disorders can require further medication.

The Alternative Rx: Transcendental Meditation (TM). In the first study on ADHD and TM, middle-school–age children who did twice daily nonreligious meditations for 10 minutes reduced their stress levels by over 50 percent—resulting in fewer ADHD symptoms. “TM helps children focus on a special mantra or sound, which helps the child transcend mental busyness and stress,” says Sarina Grosswald, EdD, coauthor of the study. “This allows the child’s body to completely relax and his mind to stay fully awake without effort. The results are improved behavior, grades, creativity, and inner stability.”

The Outcome:
Just before turning 21, Goulding attended a talk on TM and signed up to learn the technique. First, he started sleeping better. Then, finding it easier to focus and relate to others, his grades improved. When Goulding returned to his doctor, his blood pressure was lower (it had been borderline hypertensive before he started TM) and, even after he stopped taking ADHD medications, his grade-point average continued to rise.
——Diana Reynolds Roome

Author: Diana Reynolds Roome

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