Category Archives: ADHD – medications

ADHD & Public School Frustrations

“Feeling very frustrated with the whole school/daughter (8 yrs old) thing. My Olivia is a free spirit with tons of energy. She’s spunky, artistic, and spontaneous, sweet and full of love. Everything I love about her! The school sees disruptive, … Continue reading

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Keeping Your ADHD Child Alive – Episode 4

In this episode Dr. Guffanti discusses keeping your child alive until they develop wisdom. We will view impulsivity and hyperactivity through different lenses like: Impulsivity, fast and thorough experiential learning Hyperactivity, a high energy that can be funneled Why the … Continue reading

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The pressure schools place on parents to medicate

My oldest child (now 17) was diagnosed ADD, she is inattentive only. We tried behavior therapy for a while, to see if it would help her in school. We reached the point when she came home and told me she … Continue reading

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Daydreamer Son Hates School Need Help

My son has been struggling in school for 4 years now.  He has had trouble since Kindergarten and is now in third grade.  He absolutely hates school.  He has had good teachers that seem concerned about him however, they always … Continue reading

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3 Reasons for the Rise in ADHD

1. In 1990, SSI pays for each child labeled ADHD and taking medication– by 2009 ADHD is 31% of SSI. ($700 a month per child) 2. In 1991, a Policy Clarification Memorandum adds ADHD to IDEA. 3. In 1997, IDEA, … Continue reading

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