By: Terry Graedon July 18, 2018 1 Comments
    Do Teens on Screens Have a Higher Risk of ADHD?

    Are techy teenagers putting themselves at risk of ADHD? The answer, according to a new study published in JAMA, is maybe (JAMA, July 17, 2018). Social Media and the Risk of ADHD: There is a small but …

    By: Karen Berger, PharmD, RPh April 19, 2018 19 Comments
    Do You Know Someone Taking Stimulants for ADHD?

    Many of my fellow pharmacists have recently watched the popular Netflix documentary about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder drugs (stimulants) called Take Your Pills. I decided to see what the …

    By: Terry Graedon April 19, 2018 19 Comments
    Show 1118: What You Should Know About Lithium

    Lithium rich water from hot springs such as those at Lithia Springs, GA, have long been sought after for their healing properties. This element was used for decades to treat some forms of mental illne…

    By: Terry Graedon January 25, 2018 12 Comments
    Show 1107: How to Manage ADHD Naturally

    When a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many parents are faced with a difficult dilemma. They want their child to be able to focus in school and at home, but th…

    By: Terry Graedon August 24, 2017 6 Comments
    Can Lithium in Water Supply Prevent Dementia?

    The chances are good that you are exposed to some lithium almost every day of your life. That's because this natural element is plentiful in nature. It is found in rocks and soil all over the earth. T…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2016 3 Comments
    How Risky Is Ritalin for Kids’ Hearts?

    Parents often worry about the possible side effects of drugs prescribed for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Often they are reassured that there are no serious problems, but a new stud…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2015 0 Comments
    How Well Does Ritalin Work for ADHD?

    For decades a mainstay in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has been the stimulant drug Ritalin. It is also sold under the generic name methylphenidate and brand name…

    By: Joe Graedon December 3, 2015 0 Comments
    ADHD Stimulant Treatments Keep Kids Awake

    Stimulant medications like methylphenidate (Concerta, Metadate, Methylin, Ritalin, etc.) appear to interfere with children's ability to get a good night's sleep. The investigators noted that stimulant…

    By: Joe Graedon June 25, 2015 1 Comments
    ADHD Drug Daytrana Can Cause Permanent Disfiguri…

    A "Drug Safety Communication" from the FDA (June 24, 2015) is alerting physicians, pharmacists and patients that the Daytrana skin patch containing the drug methylphenidate can cause permanent skin c…

    By: Joe Graedon January 15, 2015 1 Comments
    Be Wary of BPA Substitutes

    Consumer demand has led many plastics makers to remove bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and other containers. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that mimics the action of estrogen. Scientists have worri…

    By: Joe Graedon February 2, 2009 3 Comments
    Modern Mind Medicines Lose Luster

    Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pic…