Alternative Prescription Drugs for ADHD Seagoville TX

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.

Willard Seymour Gold, MD
(972) 563-6452
Mesquite, TX
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Psychiatry, Public Health And General Preventive Medecine
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1958
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Hospital: Terrell State Hospital, Terrell, Tx
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Ernest N Brownlee, MD
(972) 226-4357
PO Box 850727
Mesquite, TX
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1978

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John Jaroslaw Makowski, MD
(972) 563-6452
597 Polly Rd
Sunnyvale, TX
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: Terrell State Hospital, Terrell, Tx
Group Practice: Terrell State Hospital

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Mark Yeakley, MD
(972) 226-8359
3500 Interstate 30
Mesquite, TX
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1976

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Michael Andrew Fisher, MD
(865) 483-3434
1600 Republic Pkwy Ste 21
Mesquite, TX
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
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Larry E Tripp, MD
(214) 824-2273
PO Box 870667
Mesquite, TX
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Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1960
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Hospital: Baylor University Med Ctr, Dallas, Tx

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Cristinaandreea Trutia, MD
Forney, TX
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Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry
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Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jerry M Lewis, MD
(214) 275-4001
PO Box 270789
Dallas, TX
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Psychiatry
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1951

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Victor L Otokiti, MD
1824 Alameda Dr
Mesquite, TX
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Graduation Year: 2007

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(817) 679-5205
Mesquite, TX
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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