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  • ADHD Drugs Outselling Antibiotics in Kids

    Article on Planet Chiropractic that discusses the prevalence of ADHD medications today, stating that Americans now spend more on drugs for ADHD and depression than they do on antibiotics, or asthma or allergy medications for children.

  • ADHD Fraud

    ADHDFraud.com is the official website of Dr. Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD who has been an adult & child neurologist, in private practice, for 35 years. Dr. Baughman believes that there is currently no valid research that would term ADHD a "disease", but rather the diagnosis was created by psychiatric-pharmaceutical companies in order to bolster sales of their drugs, including Ritalin

  • ADHD Medications May Stunt Growth

    This WebMDHealth article examines the effects of long-term treatment of ADHD with commonly prescribed ADHD drugs.

  • ADHD's Impact on Creativity

    What if Einstein Had Taken Ritalin?: ADHD's Impact on Creativity is an article by Jeffrey Zaslow that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in February 2005. As some of thegreat thinkers of our time, such as Einstein, are now thought to have had ADHD, Zaslow examines how the current treatment for ADHD, namely Ritalin, would have affected their creativity and what consequences this would have had on society.

  • Death from Ritalin: the Truth Behind ADHD

    Death from Ritalin: The Truth Behind ADHD is one family's story about how how their son died from long-term Ritalin use. The parents werepressured into medicating their son by a Michigan school social worker. This family now seeks to inform others about ADHD and the dangers of psychotropic drugs used to treat it.

  • Extreme Ritalin

    Inhisarticle Extreme Ritalin,Lawrence H. Diller, MD, stresses that Ritalin, a drug for the treatmentofADHD, "should notbecome the moral equivalent of, or substitute for, better parenting and schools".

  • FDA Examines Link Between Ritalin and Cancer

    July 6, 2005 article discusses the recent FDA investigation of a potential link between Ritalin and cancer.

  • FDA Probes Side Effects of ADHD Drugs

    June 30, 2005 CNN.com article discusses a new FDA probe of the side effects of ADHD methylphenidate drugs, such assuicidal thoughts, hallucinations and violent behavior.

  • Ritalin Improves ADHD at School, Not at Home

    Ritalin Improves ADHD at School, Not at Home is a 1997 article that discusses a study from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrywhich found that standard Ritalintreatment improved classroom behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but it didnot improve the children's behavior at home.

  • Ritalin Use May Worsen Cocaine Abuse

    This Herald article by Connie Prater and Shari Rudavsky talks about the University of Miami study which found that use of Ritalin, adrug used to treated ADHD,may worsen cocaine abuse as an adult.

  • The Block Center: No More ADHD, No More Ritalin

    The Block Center is Dr. Mary Ann Block's website, author of No More ADHD and No More Ritalin. Dr.Block is an international expert on the treatment of attention and behavior problems without drugs and a recognized healthcare leader for her natural and practical approach to children's health. In her practice, Dr. Block sees thousands of children from all over theworld who have been damaged both physically and psychologically by the ADHD label.