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Question: I’m confused as to why my kid was put on a “stimulant” for being hyper. That makes no sense to me. Answer: Thanks for asking this question – people often wonder about this. The current understanding of ADHD is that the primary difficulties...

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Question: How long will children need to take medication? I hate the thought of my children being on medication until they are well into their adult years, but if they are taking it due to a chemical imbalance then won’t they always have a chemical imbalance? ...

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Question How do you determine whether the risks outweigh the benefits when putting a child on meds? The thought of intentionally causing my child to experience something unpleasant really makes me angry just so they can be “controlled” at school. Answer...
Ask Dr. Holmes:  Can ADHD Meds Cause Weak Bones?

Ask Dr. Holmes: Can ADHD Meds Cause Weak Bones?

Question: I have heard something about medications for ADHD causing weak bones. Should we be concerned about this information?  Answer: The stimulant medicines, which are the medicines most commonly used to treat ADHD, have been studied for a long time due to concerns...

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