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Pill bottled labeled AdderallAttention Deficit Disorder (ADD)Joe Graedon - November 17, 2022 - 1 comments

Will Adderall Shortage Cause Amphetamine Withdrawal?

The FDA has announced an Adderall shortage. That means some people may experience symptoms of amphetamine withdrawal. What can they do?

Terry Graedon - November 26, 2020

Show 1237: Improving Your Mood With Food

Joe Graedon - January 30, 2020

Can Lithium in Water Supply Prevent Dementia?

Terry Graedon - August 15, 2019

Don’t Count on Stimulants for Better Memory

Child with head on arms
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)Joe Graedon - December 31, 2018

Failing After Switching from Concerta to Generic Methylphenidate

What happens when a child who has been doing well in school while taking Concerta can no longer get that medicine? Failing on methylphenidate is not right!

woman dressed for athletics checks cell phone
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)Terry Graedon - July 18, 2018

Do Teens on Screens Have a Higher Risk of ADHD?

High school students who reported high-frequency engagement with digital media had a slightly higher risk of ADHD symptoms after two years.

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, expert on lithium
PodcastsTerry Graedon - April 19, 2018

Show 1118: What You Should Know About Lithium

In this episode for broadcast on April 21, 2018, learn how low-dose lithium may help treat mental illness, and how bipolar disorder can disrupt everyday life. How does lithium help?

Dr. Greenblatt, expert on treating ADHD naturally
PodcastsTerry Graedon - January 25, 2018

Show 1107: How to Manage ADHD Naturally

In this show for broadcast on Jan. 27, 2018, Dr. Greenblatt describes the approaches that can be used to manage ADHD naturally, including sleep, exercise, diet and supplements.

a bored boy with ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)Joe Graedon - December 3, 2015

How Well Does Ritalin Work for ADHD?

Ritalin and related drugs are a mainstay of treatment for ADHD, but research shows that evidence supporting their use is weak.

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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)Joe Graedon - June 25, 2015

ADHD Drug Daytrana Can Cause Permanent Disfiguring Skin Changes

Daytrana (methylphenidate) has been available for years for ADHD. The FDA has just issued an alert that the patch can cause permanent skin discoloration.

a bored boy with ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)Terry Graedon - August 26, 2010

Does Pesticide Exposure Boost Risk of ADHD?

When women were exposed to pesticides during pregnancy, their babies had a higher risk of ADHD by the time they were ready for first grade.