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Can Adderall Make ADHD Worse?

If you’re using ADHD medications for your child, you’re likely familiar with the ups and downs of finding the proper treatment. But have you ever wondered if its benefits outweigh its side effects? But the more important question is, can Adderall make ADHD worse? When taken by someone with ADHD, Adderall and similar medications should ideally provide a sense of

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Living with Someone With ADHD Parenting Strategies for Thriving in ADHD in Relationships

Living with Someone With ADHD: Parenting Strategies for Thriving in ADHD in Relationships

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can bring turbulence to relationships, especially within a family setting. From parents struggling to connect with an ADHD child to partners grappling with daily challenges, ADHD impacts all family members. Whether you are a neurodivergent parent or not, living with someone with ADHD can impact the child, parent and couples relationship. ADHD in relationships is

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The Dangers of Medication Side Effects and Alternatives

The Dangers of Medication: Side Effects and Alternatives to ADHD Meds

The use of medication In today’s world, especially for conditions like ADHD, has become quite common. But with the use of these drugs come the side effects that can sometimes make children feel not quite like themselves. Many of the children, teens and adults I work with, tell me things such as, “I feel flat on my ADHD medication,” “I

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Blog How Addicitive is Adderall

How Addictive is Adderall in Teens and Children?

How addictive is Adderall? That is a question on the mind of most parents when they face the choice to put their child on stimulant medication. It is important for parents to understand the research and potential side effects.  A study done by Weyandt et al. (2018) shows that while Adderall may be an effective treatment for individuals with ADHD

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Task Initiation

Task Initiation Mastery: Empowering Your Child’s Productivity

Task initiation is the cornerstone of productivity, yet many children, especially those with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and depression, struggle with this fundamental skill. They need help starting homework, chores, or extracurricular activities.  Complex initiation tasks can significantly impact a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.  Task initiation is defined as the cognitive ability to begin activities

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ADHD Medications

ADHD Medications: Are the Side Effects of Stimulant Drugs Worth It?

It’s crucial to clarify the distinction between ADHD and ADD medication and use of the acronym. In the past, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was commonly used to describe individuals primarily experiencing inattention without hyperactivity. However, diagnostic terminology has evolved, and ADHD now covers various presentations, including inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined types.  Consequently, ADD is considered an outdated term, and ADHD

Read More »
Overprescription of ADHD Medication

Overprescription of ADHD Medication: Are Stimulants for Kids?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a topic of much worry in today’s busy world. As more and more people are diagnosed with ADHD and are prescribed medication, it has become clear that managing this condition involves more than just taking pills. As a neurodevelopmental disorder, ADHD is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. It affects millions of

Read More »
Downside of ADHD Drugs

ADHD Drugs: What is the Downside of ADHD Drugs?

While it may seem that medication can significantly aid in managing ADHD symptoms, it’s crucial to understand potential drawbacks or side effects. Most of my patients try medication because it is the only option presented and by the time they get to me in my clinic, they recognize that it isn’t really helping behavior.  When it comes to medications, there

Read More »
Can Adderall Make ADHD Worse image

Can Adderall Make ADHD Worse?

If you’re using ADHD medications for your child, you’re likely familiar with the ups and downs of finding the proper treatment. But have you ever wondered if its benefits outweigh its side effects? But the more important question is, can Adderall make ADHD worse? When taken by someone with ADHD, Adderall and similar medications should ideally provide a sense of

Read More »
Living with Someone With ADHD Parenting Strategies for Thriving in ADHD in Relationships

Living with Someone With ADHD: Parenting Strategies for Thriving in ADHD in Relationships

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can bring turbulence to relationships, especially within a family setting. From parents struggling to connect with an ADHD child to partners grappling with daily challenges, ADHD impacts all family members. Whether you are a neurodivergent parent or not, living with someone with ADHD can impact the child, parent and couples relationship. ADHD in relationships is

Read More »
The Dangers of Medication Side Effects and Alternatives

The Dangers of Medication: Side Effects and Alternatives to ADHD Meds

The use of medication In today’s world, especially for conditions like ADHD, has become quite common. But with the use of these drugs come the side effects that can sometimes make children feel not quite like themselves. Many of the children, teens and adults I work with, tell me things such as, “I feel flat on my ADHD medication,” “I

Read More »
Blog How Addicitive is Adderall

How Addictive is Adderall in Teens and Children?

How addictive is Adderall? That is a question on the mind of most parents when they face the choice to put their child on stimulant medication. It is important for parents to understand the research and potential side effects.  A study done by Weyandt et al. (2018) shows that while Adderall may be an effective treatment for individuals with ADHD

Read More »
Task Initiation

Task Initiation Mastery: Empowering Your Child’s Productivity

Task initiation is the cornerstone of productivity, yet many children, especially those with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, OCD, and depression, struggle with this fundamental skill. They need help starting homework, chores, or extracurricular activities.  Complex initiation tasks can significantly impact a child’s academic performance, social interactions, and overall well-being.  Task initiation is defined as the cognitive ability to begin activities

Read More »
ADHD Medications

ADHD Medications: Are the Side Effects of Stimulant Drugs Worth It?

It’s crucial to clarify the distinction between ADHD and ADD medication and use of the acronym. In the past, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was commonly used to describe individuals primarily experiencing inattention without hyperactivity. However, diagnostic terminology has evolved, and ADHD now covers various presentations, including inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and combined types.  Consequently, ADD is considered an outdated term, and ADHD

Read More »
Overprescription of ADHD Medication

Overprescription of ADHD Medication: Are Stimulants for Kids?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a topic of much worry in today’s busy world. As more and more people are diagnosed with ADHD and are prescribed medication, it has become clear that managing this condition involves more than just taking pills. As a neurodevelopmental disorder, ADHD is characterized by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. It affects millions of

Read More »
Downside of ADHD Drugs

ADHD Drugs: What is the Downside of ADHD Drugs?

While it may seem that medication can significantly aid in managing ADHD symptoms, it’s crucial to understand potential drawbacks or side effects. Most of my patients try medication because it is the only option presented and by the time they get to me in my clinic, they recognize that it isn’t really helping behavior.  When it comes to medications, there

Read More »
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