Risks of Ritalin and the Effects of Developing an Addiction
Prescription drug abuse has become a central issue when discussing drug addiction in America today. Whether it is opioid painkillers like oxycodone, anti-depressants like Xanax, or stimulants like Ritalin there is a lot of focus on curbing the misuse of powerful medications. There are a lot of adverse effects associated with prescription drug abuse, . . . . Continue Reading
Could Prescription Amphetamines Be the Next Big Epidemic in America?
In the looming shadow of our current opioid epidemic in America, people are quick to forget that we had another pill-propelled epidemic back in the mid-1960s. Over five decades ago America stumbled into a nationwide amphetamine epidemic, and some suggest we are already on the verge of another and we don’t even notice. Can we . . . . Continue Reading
Could Childhood Trauma Be Mistaken for ADHD?
Some experts say the effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed. What if your ADHD was really just a side effect of childhood trauma. It turns out, that could be a possibility. Exploring the Cause of Childhood Trauma Dr. Nicole Brown of John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is on a mission to discover whether or . . . . Continue Reading
The Missing Link between ADHD and Childhood Eating Disorders
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a well-known disorder in children and is associated with childhood developmental problems, and is commonly defined by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Although it may seem that ADHD would have nothing to do with a condition like anorexia or any other eating disorder, these issues that once . . . . Continue Reading
Big Pharma and the Rise of ADHD
You always hear your grandparents talking about how “back in their day, when a kid had ADHD he was just considered hyper,” now-a-days that isn’t the case at all. When a child or any one has ADHD it is very common practice to start them on medication. Big Pharma is the nickname given to the . . . . Continue Reading