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doug puryear posted a blog post

Stimulants for children with ADD ADHD?

New report on stimulants for children with ADD ADHDIt depends on how you spin it :The headline:Increased risk of cardiovascular events in children on stimulants – Wow! Bad!Makes a sensational headline.111 children out of 714,258 had events.  The events were dose-related.                                     It doesn't mention deaths; that might suggest there were none.  I don't know.That's .01554 % if my calculations are correct.I would like to see a study of the risks of water, or carrots ( I'm…See More
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doug puryear posted a blog post

ADD ADHD chemistry - confusing!

From the NYT sensational article on ADD ADHDThis is the thing that startled me:Psychostimulants like Adderall and Ritalin help by blocking the transport of dopamine back into neurons, thus increasing its level in the brain.I'd understood that the stimulants  work by increasing the release of dopamine and norepinephrine.When I looked this up on the net, I found studies supporting both effects, including contradictory studies from Dr. Volkow.What's a poor boy to do?  I'm sure, or at least…See More
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Robert Brad posted an event

"ADD/ADHD and Anxiety Disorders" at West End Collegiate Church

December 4, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
About The Meeting:Jumpy because you can't concentrate? Or is it the reverse: that you can't focus because you're nervous?             Sometimes, an anxiety disorder -- generalized anxiety or social anxiety or panic attacks or phobias -- can look like ADHD. Or combine with ADHD. Or seem to fuse with ADHD into a more personalized disorder. Where does the one end and the other begin? For more, hear psychiatrist and talk therapist Garrett Marie Deckel.                       About Our Support…See More
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Jennifer replied to Jennifer's discussion Tween Boy with ADHD/ODD - wont do his homework.
"Thanks you for all your information.  I will try and see if I can do the experiment with him sometime over the holidays.  Those you treat are they mostly ADHD people and what is your success rate?  This is just out of…"
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Blog Posts - A.D.D. Your Voice

Stimulants for children with ADD ADHD?

New report on stimulants for children with ADD ADHD

It depends on how you spin it :

The headline:

Increased risk of cardiovascular events in children on stimulants – Wow! Bad!…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 21, 2014 at 12:22pm

ADD ADHD chemistry - confusing!

From the NYT sensational article on ADD ADHD

This is the thing that startled me:

Psychostimulants like Adderall and Ritalin help by blocking the transport of dopamine back into neurons, thus increasing its level in the brain.

I'd understood that the…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 18, 2014 at 3:04pm

The "natural fix for ADHD" from NYT – finally revealed!

From the sensational new New York Times article:

I promised to reveal "the natural fix for ADHD."

So, here it comes.

Both parts.

Part A:

Adults should find a job that is suitable…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 14, 2014 at 11:54am

Still asking if ADD ADHD exists!!!

  • A short break  from the New York Times sensational breakthrough article on "The Natural Fix For ADHD".
  •   Have a little patience, and I promise to give…
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Posted by doug puryear on November 11, 2014 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

Trivializing ADD ADHD, more from the New York Times

Yes, ADD ADHD exists

Dr. Friedman's article contains a mixture of scientific tidbits which support the existence of ADD ADHD  and the dismissal of its significance.

His patient the lateuses Adderal to help her focus but can deletefocus for hours on painting, which she loves. Yes, we can focus when it's of personal interest, novel, challenging, or has…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 7, 2014 at 3:22pm — 3 Comments

more badmouthing of ADD ADHD in the New York Times

More ADD ADHD Controversy

I'm slogging through the November 2 New York Times article, "A Natural Fix for ADHD". It's not as nasty as the recent series of articles they ran; it's more subtle. I'm having to take it in small chunks and trying to grasp it as I go. Oh my.

The author, "Richard A. Friedman, MD is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 4, 2014 at 5:44pm

A little of everything

Mottoes

One of my favorite mottoes  is, "If I can't see it, it doesn't exist."

My wife's favorite motto is, "I cannot stand clutter!"

Can you see where this is heading?

Of course I have other mottos, "Do it now, do it right, do the hard part first."…

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Posted by doug puryear on November 1, 2014 at 10:04am

Am I overdoing my ADD ADHD strategy, too much of a good thing?

Too Many ADD ADHD Cards

My wife says I have too many cards in my pocket. She's often right, and I do sometimes have trouble finding where I wrote down something.

Red card – the to do list of five.

Orange card – for to-dos that aren't ready to go on the red card, or there's not room for…

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Posted by doug puryear on October 28, 2014 at 3:29pm — 2 Comments

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