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$0 copay savings card for life-saving EpiPen (save up to $100 per pack!) 

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Categories: Medication|Tags: , |

Children and adults with ADHD have a significantly higher rate of allergies than the general population, including life-threatening allergies.  Click this link to get a $0 copay savings card on Epipens, an epinephrine injector that can save you or your child's life. Save up to $100 per 2-pen pack! https://www.epipen.com/copay-offer

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Allergy Death at School: When Do Morals Override Policy?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:43+00:00 January 6th, 2012|Categories: Asthma, Medication, Parenting, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7-year-old Ammaria Johnson died after anaphylactic shock while at school. The school did not administer an Epi-Pen (which could have afforded Ammaria life-saving time to get to the hospital). One of the most shocking things about the allergy death is that the school stated they do have "lifesaving medication" available, but they administer them only "when [...]

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Yes, DEA, there’s an ADHD Med Shortage

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 January 1st, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Medication, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The FDA says there's a shortage of ADHD medications. They've put stimulant medications on their official shortage list. The DEA says there's no shortage. I've been taking Adderall since I was 23. I'm now, um, considerably older. I tried to get my Adderall prescription filled a couple of months ago. For the first time, I was [...]

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Fibromyalgia: Self-awareness Exercises Decrease Pain

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 December 19th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , |

A recent study has found that a self-awareness intervention significantly reduced levels of fibromyalgia-related pain. The study by Hsu et al. (2010) studied 45 women who had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder whose symptoms include chronic full-body pain, excessive tenderness in at least 11 out of 18 "tender points", headaches and fatigue. The study subjects [...]

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Dad’s Experience with Heart Disease & Stress

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 September 18th, 2011|Categories: Health, Medication|Tags: , , , , |

For this blog post, I'm turning the reins over to my dad. He's going to share his story of having heart disease, and how stress was a contributing factor to his illness. Claude Moulton Esq. writes: Quite unexpectedly at age 50 I was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. I had no symptoms of which I was [...]

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My review of “Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists”

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 April 25th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My review of Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists has been posted at Metapsychology Online Reviews. It can be read at: http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=6045&cn=390 An excerpt: "One of the many great features of this book is that even before it addresses specific disorders and medications, it provides the reader with a thorough background regarding the biology of psychiatric [...]

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Complementary medicines can be dangerous for children, experts say

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 24th, 2010|Categories: Medication, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-23) -- Complementary medicines can be dangerous for children and can even prove fatal, if substituted for conventional medicine, indicates an audit of kids' CAM treatment. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101222205351.htm

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Is ADHD Overmedicated?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:47+00:00 March 11th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Books, Medication, Organizing|Tags: , , , , , |

The Edge Foundation, which specializes in coaching services for ADHD students, provides their opinion on medication treatment of ADHD. The blog post includes information on Judith Warner's new book, We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication. http://www.edgefoundation.org/blog/2010/03/11/is-adhd-overmedicated/

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Online guides for ADHD medication info

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:48+00:00 March 10th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Medication|Tags: , , , , , |

I've found two guides online for learning more about medication for ADHD. The first is the "ADHD Parents' Medication Guide" (I added the apostrophe to the title...I think it needs one.) It was created by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the American Psychiatric Assocation (APA). It can be found here: http://www.psych.org/Share/Parents-Med-Guide/Medication-Guides/ParentsMedGuide-ADHD-English.aspx [...]

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