Alternative Prescription Drugs for ADHD Michigan City IN

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.

Nicholas G Pejic, MD
2606 Oak St
Michigan City, IN
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Suhayl Joseph Nasr, MD
(219) 872-1500
445 Maplewood Trl
Michigan City, IN
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Psychiatry
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Male
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French, Arabic
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1974

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Gina Rose Batacan, MD
(219) 398-7050
2208 Florimond Dr
Long Beach, IN
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1995

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John Louis Strefling, DO
1807 E Michigan Blvd
Michigan City, IN
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1958

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Joseph Dominic Zollo, MD
New Buffalo, MI
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1997

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John Sutherland Kennedy, MD
(219) 874-8471
2701 Lake Shore Dr
Michigan City, IN
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Psychiatry
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Calgary, Fac Of Med, Calgary, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr.Arden Barnett
(219) 873-2996
1225 East Coolspring Avenue
Michigan City, IN
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M
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Psychiatrist
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Dr.Suhayl Nasr
(219) 872-1500
2814 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN
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M
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Psychiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kumud Aggarwal, MD
(219) 873-2381
450 Saint John Rd # 602
Michigan City, IN
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Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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Female
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Medical School: Kgs Med Coll, Univ Of Lucknow, Lucknow, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: La Porte Hosp, Laporte, In
Group Practice: Swanson Center

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2026 Laura Ln
Chesterton, IN
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Psychiatry
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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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