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  • ADD Solutions.com
    EEG Neurofeedback helps adults and children with learning disabilities and behavioral problems to learn and succeed in school and work without the use of medication.

  • FMS Nutrition Online
    This Web Site Is Devoted to Helping Individuals Suffering The Effects Of ADD, ADHD, And Attention Deficit Disorder In Children, Teens, And Adults.

  • iADHD
    Online monitoring system to simplify communication amongst parents, teachers, and doctors for treatment optimization. The first & only online ADHD / ADD medication monitor for your child's treatment progress; teaming up with teachers and physicians and therapists; don't allow your child to take medications without the close monitoring that national physician organizations agree is necessary for proper treatment.

  • Parenting Magazine Features Insights into Parenting and Child Development
    Features articles on the real issues today's parents face from raising biracial children to dealing with school violence to understanding how to create a lifelong closeness with your child. Written by a mom with a degree in psychology who is raising two children of her own.

  • Positive Power Kids
    Positive Power Kids, as an organization, is all about helping our young ADDers feel more empowered, more whole and more optimistic about themselves and their futures. We are also committed to providing new and better ways to help these children maximize their strengths and learn positive coping, social and problem solving skills that will contribute to a lifetime of better living.

  • Ritalin Free Child
    The Ritalin Free Child: Managing Hyperactivity & Attention Deficits Without Drugs. The Ritalin-Free Child, by Diana Hunter, provides helpful insight and proven techniques for managing hyperactivity and inattention drug-free. The book addresses real-life issues facing ADHD children and their families both at home and at school.

  • Children
    A website dedicated to empowering children to be active participants in creating their own healthy, calm lives. 4 children

    The purpose of this website is to address the fears and doubts of any parent who is forced to ask these questions. We are not experts. We are parents and grandparents who know that drugging our children is not the answer.

  • Are We Over-Drugging
    Transcript of a chat with Dr. Lawrence Diller, author of Running on Ritalin

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Treatment Options
    The information provided has either been gleaned from research on ADD/ADHD treatment interventions, or it is from our experience in a clinical setting treating ADD/ADHD kids and adults.

  • Better Way, Inc-Nutritional Supplements for the treatment of A.D.H.D
    No More Ritalin! There is a better way to help a child who suffers from A.D.H.D. (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) than to fill them with medications. Calm Focus is formulated for the active child. It is a vitamin and herbal supplement indented to calm and focus the active child.

  • Christian ADHD Alternative Treatment
    The Christian ADHD Alternative Treatment List is for parents and adults who are uncomfortable with, and who have decided not to use, pharmaceuticals in the treatment of their or their children's ADD/ADHD. It is a safe place to be non-medicated. The focus of the list is discussing and sharing about the many alternative treatments available for ADHD with prayer and crisis support.

    Unfortunately, most parents, no matter how intelligent or well-educated, do not have the training nor expertise necessary to identify and evaluate relevant scientific findings concerning the effectiveness of various treatment which have not as yet met scientific standards for effectiveness.

  • Dr. Doris Rapp's Homepage - Natural Approaches to Treating AD(H)D
    What about Ritalin? What about Drug-free, natural approaches?

  • Is Ritalin Overprescribed? No
    In defense of Ritalin for ADD/ADHD.

  • Medication Chart to Treat Attention Deficit Disorders
    edications to treat attention deficit disorders and related conditions should only be prescribed by a physician. Information presented here is not intended to replace the advice of a physician

  • Mood Stabilizers in Children and Adolescents
    The efficacy of mood stabilizers in children and adolescents has not been studied adequately. This article will review existing studies and highlight some important issues in designing future studies on these agents. by Ryan, Neal. D., M.D.; Bhatara, Vinod S. M.D., Perel, James M. PhD. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 38, No. 5, May 1999 (529-536)

  • No More Ritalin
    A Physician and Mother Uncovers the Shocking Truth About Ritalin and ADHD Treatments Mary Ann Block, D.O..

  • OCD Medication: Children
    What Parents Should Know,When Should Medication Be Considered for Children With OCD?

  • Pediatric Psychiatry Pamphlets
    These pamphlets describe the diagnosis and treatment of common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders including ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Conduct disorder, Oppositional Defiant disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette's and Tic Disorders and Learning Disabilities.

  • Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Autism
    There are a number of controlled drug trials that have demonstrated an improvement in the mental status abnormalities such as decreasing aggressiveness, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and self-stimulating behaviors. Therapeutic agents that included in this review are fenfluramine, haloperidol pimozide, risperidone, clonidine, and naltrexone. Stimulants such as amphetamines usually result in increases in activity, irritability, explosiveness and stereotypic behavior when administered to autistic patients. An exception to this lack of effectiveness of stimulants are the moderate to high functioning autistics who have ADHD-like symptoms. This type of patient does benefit from stimulant medication.

  • Placebo-Controlled Study of Risperidone
    This NIMH-sponsored study evaluates the efficacy and safety of risperidone in the treatment of children and adolescents with autistic disorder, who suffer from dysfunctional symptoms such as impulsive aggression, agitation, self-injurious behavior, or other similar forms of troublesome behavior associated with autism. The primary target of the treatment is to reduce impairing behavioral symptoms without significant side effects. A secondary aim is to evaluate possible improvement in the level of social relatedness, attention, motor coordination, and short-term memory.

  • Possible Side Effects of Ritalin
    Common and not so common side effects of Ritalin.

  • Readin', Writin' and Ritalin
    Drug is Another Part of School At Sea Road Elementary School in Kennbunk, Maine, Andy Bodwell, 11, takes his lunchtime dose of Ritalin from school nurse Florine LaPointe. More and more school nurses are handing out more and more prescription drugs.

  • Retrain the Brain
    A Powerful, Effective Alternative to Ritalin for Influencing Children with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Special Needs Children.Get the Kids off Ritalin! a handwriting alternative by Jeanette Farmer.

  • Retrain the Brain
    Retraining the ADHD Brain with Multi-Sensory Handwriting. Audiotape products which are represented as offering an alternative to medication, by using handwriting retraining to treat attention deficit disorders.

  • Ritalin, ADHD, and Diagnosing Children
    Ritalin, Adderall, Other Stimulants--Further Resources.

  • Ritalin and Preschool Children
    Concerns are Raised over the Prescription of Ritalin to Preschool Aged Children by Gargi Talukder.

  • Ritalin Effectiveness and Genetic
    Gene may alter the effectiveness of Ritalin in ADHD patients.May explain why Ritalin works in only about 80% of all ADHD cases.

  • School of Infant Mental Health (Autism)
    Integrated educational and training programmes for professionals working with under-5s

  • Some Children With Attention Disorder May Have Hearing Problem Instead
    The prescription drug Ritalin is often used to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Now, audiologists say some children who have been diagnosed with AD/HD may instead have trouble processing the sounds they hear.

  • Stimulant Medications
    Attention Deficit Disorder: Treatment Options. Medications discussed Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Cylert. The stimulants have been around for about 50 years.

  • The Potential Problems of Ritalin Abuse
    Articles on Ritalin and Abuse.

  • The Wildest Colts Make The Best Horses-Alternatives to Ritalin
    The Book: The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses: The Truth About Ritalin, ADHD and Other "Disruptive Behavior Disorders" (See Review.)A resource site for parents, and a challenge to the biomedical mental health industry. This site offers an alternative perspective to the bio-psychiatric industry. There is an alternative for the millions of prescriptions written: Ritalin for children and anti-depressants for adults.

  • Treating ADD without Drugs
    Reprinted from the book, No More Ritalin, Treating ADHD Without Drugs,By Dr. Mary Ann Block

  • Treatment for Rage - Tourette Syndrome
    There are two main lines of treatment for "rage attacks,: then: psychopharmacological and therapeutic. Some cases will require one or the other; some cases will require both.

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