Alternative Prescription Drugs for ADHD Essex Junction VT

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.

Christine DiBlasio, Ph.D.
(802) 654-7607
366 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT
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Stone House Associates
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Psychiatry & Psychology, Assessment and Treatment Adults, Adolescents and Children Individual Psychotherapy Psychological Evaluations Anxiety, Depression, Life Transistions, Women's Issues, Parenting Concerns, Coping with Medical Issues
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Dr.DOUGLAS DENNETT
(802) 872-9263
8 Carmichael St # 204
Essex Junction, VT
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M
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Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
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Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Nancy Laura Middleton, MD
(802) 879-3515
8 Windridge Rd
Essex Junction, VT
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jeremiah E Dickerson, MD
20 W Canal St Apt 319
Winooski, VT
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Richard Garver Munson, MD
(802) 878-7397
45 Pebble Ln
Williston, VT
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Nancy Middleton
(802) 879-3515
8 Windridge Rd
Essex Junction, VT
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1978
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Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Holliday Kane Rayfield, MD
(802) 288-1087
15 Pinecrest Dr
Essex Junction, VT
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Susan N Legacy, MD
(802) 865-3450
188 Allen Brook Ln
Williston, VT
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Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1989

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James Lee Jacobson, MD
(802) 847-4560
99 Sutton Farm Dr
Williston, VT
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1979

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John Spencer Kamin, MD
20 W Canal St
Winooski, VT
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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