Your Questions About Adhd Medications For Children

Thomas asks… For those of you that have ADHD children? My 10 yr. old son is being treated for ADHD. He is on a medication called Methylphenidate (generic for ritalin). His permanent teeth are very discolored and he brushes regularly. Is this caused from the meds? I am also hearing that prolong use of this drug can cause other things as well. Can you give me any kind of feedback on this? barry jennings answers: My son was on this for several years and it is something we never …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications Vyvanse

Michael asks… Weight Loss on ADD/ADHD Medication Vyvanse? Just wondering if anyone has seen any noticeable weight loss while on this? Thanks! barry jennings answers: All stimulant medications can cause appetite suppression. However, once the medication wears off at the end of the day, appetite can return with a vengeance. With careful diet planning, however, one can successfully lose weight while on stimulants and maintain the weight loss… I lost 155 pounds on adderall (very …

Your Questions About Adhd Diets For Children

Sandy asks… I’m 100% sure she is ADHD.? I hate labels, and I hate the idea of labeling my 7 year old child, but her evaluation put her in the 98th percentile of at extreme risk children for ADHD, normal or slight risk is all below 50th or something like that. Either way, she misbehaves in school, can’t concentrate on anything and sometimes exhibits irritability. I want to try something natural for her, diet has not seamed to be helping much, but I have not been sticking too …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications Side Effects

Chris asks… are these side effects of methylphenidate (adhd medication)? i twitch my legs, i crinkle my nose, i twitch my feet, and i stutter. my nose has been crinkling and i have been stuttering for a year, but lately its gotten worse. i have been on this for about a month, and i have been on concerta before that 2 months before that. barry jennings answers: Your doctor is the one to talk to. You should also have gotten something from the pharmacist when you first started taking …

Your Questions About Adhd Test

Ruth asks… Can ADHD or ADD be found through a blood test? I asked my dr about adhd for my daughter and she said she gives a blood test. Is this right? barry jennings answers: No mental illnesses can not be found through a blood test. However they may give a blood test to rule out other physical factors that may cause similar symptoms. Like thyroid issues or such David asks… what is an add/adhd test? In order for me to join the army, I have to go see a psychiatrist and …

Your Questions About Adhd

David asks… Can having undiagnosed and untreated ADHD negatively affect IQ scores? How likely is it that a person would have a higher score on the test if he/she were properly treated for ADHD? barry jennings answers: Not much….. ADHD doesn’t really affect your IQ score. My son has ADHD and his IQ testes at 140 while he was untreated. Mandy asks… What are some alternatives for helping a 5 year old with ADHD besides medication? My daughter is 5 and has ADHD. I do …

Your Questions About Adhd Treatment

Maria asks… How will I be able to get treatment for Adult ADHD? For the past few years, I suspect that I may suffer from Adult ADHD. I’m really stressed out because I’m transferring into a University as a junior in two weeks, and afraid that my inability to pay attention will cause me to fail my courses. I am not working nor do I have insurance and couldn’t afford it. Is there any possible way to be able to get the help that I need? I am just trying to know where to …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications For Children

Sharon asks… Should children be on medication for ADHD? I am strongly against medication, because so many children are getting titled as ADHD and getting put on meds that do not even need it. I do understand if they are severely ADHD. How do you feel about this? barry jennings answers: I think it depends on the severity of the illness. If they are severely impaired and can’t learn at school or are so wild and crazy that the parents feel they are a danger to themselves or …

Your Questions About Adhd Cures For Children

Lisa asks… I worry that I might have ADHD? I am 21 years old and lately I´ve been working with children and teenagers with special needs. Some of them have ADHD some have ADD and some of them have AS. What I am worried about is that I think I might be infected with ADHD. Recently I have only been working with people with this disease and I feel that I have already developed some of the symptoms. I am really worried. Is there a cure for it before it breaks out totally because I have …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications

Ken asks… How much weight can you lose on ADHD medications? Im 123 lbs and yes i would like to be 115 BUT I just got diagnosed with ADD and i need to be put on medication. they want to put me on it before school starts to see my reaction. ANYWAY i know you can lose weight on it but i dont want to lose more then 10 lbs. will i lose more than that? or less? and do all ADHD medications make you lose weight barry jennings answers: Unless your like 10 years old, your at a good weight. Or …