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A case of ADHD and its homeopathic treatment

August 5, 2013

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by Dr. Chad Goetz —  “He is a Tasmanian devil!” Those were the words Melissa used to describe her son, Dallas, prior to his receiving treatment for a new diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Their family physician recommended he be placed on Ritalin — a sentiment echoed by his elementary school teacher, who […]

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Children and the ADHD diagnosis

February 21, 2013

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  If your child lacks focus, is unable to complete his or her school assignments or will not sit still, you may feel frustrated enough to seek medical advice. If you are like millions of parents, your child may then be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.) An estimated 5.4 […]

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To drug or not to drug — ADHD revisited

September 8, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout and Stephanie Reese —  ADHD is the most common psychological problem in children and the second most common — after depression — in adults. The effort to treat the problem with drugs has made Ritalin and Concerta the most widely prescribed drugs for kids. Even news magazines comment on the drugging […]

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ADHD treatment without drugs

February 29, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  The stimulant-type prescription drug initially used for ADHD treatment originated in Russia during the Second World War and was developed to enable soldiers to stay awake longer. These stimulants quickly morphed into methamphetamine, known around the world as meth or speed. Stimulants also became the drug used to treat ADHD. […]

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