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    Ritalin
    The Ritalin Quiz
    How much do you know about Ritalin? Test your scientific knowledge about this controversial drug. ...
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    Comparing Medication Options
    View a list of prescription drugs and their potential side effects, benefits, and drawbacks. ...
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    Dilated Pupils and Ritalin
    Find out about one of the side effects of Ritalin: dilation of the pupils. ...
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    Medication for Kids: Neither Curse nor Cure
    Medication for Kids: Neither Curse nor Cure Theodore: In the beginning, I thought medicine was going to fix everything. It didn't. Then for a while I didn't appreciate the medicine, but when my parents told me about the effects that they and my t...
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    Medications in School
    Medications in SchoolWho should be responsible for administering medications in school? This seemingly innocent question has touched off a lot of controversy recently, with some teachers, administrators, and even school nurses expressing relucta...
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    ADD: General Medication Questions
    ADD: General Medication QuestionsWhich medications work best? There's no single answer to this question. In most patients, stimulants emerge as the drug of choice, but in others they don't work at all. Even within these categories, the responses...
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    Is ADHD Daughter Overmedicated?
    Learn what signs to look for to tell if the dosage of ADHD medication is too much. ...
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    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Alpha-2-Adrenoreceptor Agonists and ADHD
    Frequently Asked Questions About Alpha-2-Adrenoreceptor Agonists and ADHDWhat are the effects of Catapres and Tenex on ADHD? These drugs are most widely used as blood pressure medications, but they're seeing use as an alternative to stimulants f...
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Antidepressants for Children
    Frequently Asked Questions About Antidepressants for ChildrenWhat are the effects of antidepressants on ADHD? Though antidepressants are chemically different from stimulants, they have similar effects on the key symptoms of ADHD: attentiveness, ...
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    Frequently Asked Questions About Ritalin and Other Stimulants
    Frequently Asked Questions About Ritalin and Other Stimulants Numerous studies have shown that stimulants such as Ritalin and Dexedrine improve the symptoms of ADHD for the overwhelming majority of patients who take them. The improvements are see...
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    Is Irritability a Concerta Side Effect?
    Irritability can indeed be a common side effect of Concerta, as well as a normal part of adolescence. ...
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    Ritalin and Other Medications
    Ritalin and Other MedicationsIf you mention ADHD medication, most people--doctors and consumers alike--think of Ritalin. In the United States, it's the overwhelming choice for treatment. But it's not necessarily the best choice. There are two key...
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    ADHD and Diet
    Learn whether children with ADHD should avoid certain foods or be on a special diet. ...
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    Are ADHD Drugs Harmful?
    Learn how to find out about possible side effects of ADHD medications. ...
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    Coping With ADHD
    6 Action Steps for Parents of Children with ADHD
    Provided by the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, the following steps are designed to help you make choices about the various treatment options for your child, based on the ...
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    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    Special Cushion for ADHD Behavior
    Learn about a special kind of cushion that is helpful for active kids with ADHD. ...