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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

My approach to Attention Deficit Disorder has completely changed in the past few years. When I was first in private practice, most of my patients with attention deficit disorders were treated with stimulants because that was what I had been trained to use. Luckily for my patients, I had also been trained to check their EEG for abnormal brainwaves, their EKG for abnormal heart rhythms and their blood for liver and other problems before prescribing the medicines. In spite of careful titration and ongoing monitoring, my patients complained of medication related side effects including headaches, abdominal pains, emotional outbursts and crying spells from the wear-off effects, especially from the long-acting stimulants. Believing that children and their families need better choices for helping them learn and thrive, I began searching for other treatment options and have had tremendous success using homeopathic remedies as part of an individualized treatment plan in my patients with attention deficit disorder.

If you are concerned about the possible side effects of stimulant therapy please see the following articles:

Strong ADHD Drug Alerts Are Urged (Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2006)

FDA Sees Possible Tie Of Hyperactivity Drugs To Deaths, Illnesses (Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2006)

Top Cardiologist Prods, Supports Drug Companies (Wall Street Journal, February 13, 2006)

Heart Risks With Stimulant Use? Maybe. Worry? For Some. (Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2006)


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