Adhd Medication

Ontario Is Failing To Quickly Treat Children With ADHD

Patricia Tomasi | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Patricia Tomasi

Science has shown therapy to be crucial in the treatment of ADHD. In some cases, therapy has been shown to reduce medication and get rid of it altogether. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends preschool aged children (4-5 years) try therapy first before medication. But due to long wait lists, children with ADHD aren't able to access therapy quick enough in Ontario.

I Just Did What I Swore I'd Never Do With My Child

Julie M Green | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Julie M Green

What kind of mom drugs her kid? The mom who is tired of walking on eggshells, wondering who her child will hurt today. The mom who is tired of watching her baby suffer inside his own skin. The mom who, fighting back tears, dutifully takes the scrap of paper from the doctor with the round glasses.... What mom does that, anyway? The kind who will do whatever it takes to help her child feel better, even if it means doing precisely the thing she vowed never to do.

Scary Facts Many Parents Don't Know About ADHD Meds

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

I am a therapist in private practice so I regularly have parents coming to my office saying that they have a child who has ADHD. What to do? I want to...

How To Help ADHD Kids... Without Medication

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

Here in North America, we often think ADHD as biological. However, that is not the view elsewhere in the world nor is it supported by science. As note...

Medicating Mental Illness Can Be as Necessary as Treating Cancer

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

To tell someone with mental illness that treatment is not necessary in order to overcome the symptoms of the disease is about as sensitive as telling someone with a treatable cancer that surgery, chemo, and radiation won't be necessary.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child, But Remember You're the Mayor

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

My recommendation to parents everywhere is to educate themselves. By all means, consult professionals, but remember that you are the expert when it comes to your child. If a diagnosis or treatment doesn't feel right to you, explore options!

Are ADHD Meds Safe?

Dr. Kenny Handelman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Living
Dr. Kenny Handelman

A series of investigative articles in the Toronto Star this week bring forward concerns about serious side effects to ADHD medications, in my opinion, the article sensationalizes the risks, and provide no balance by pointing out the hundreds of thousands of kids, teens and adults who have been helped by these medications.

Younger Kids In Class More Likely To Be Diagonsed With ADHD

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The youngest kids in elementary school classes are much more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed ADHD drugs than the oldest kids...

The Return Of Ritalin As An Option For ADHD

CBC | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

Four-year-olds showing debilitating signs of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder should be evaluated by doctors, revised guidelines say. ...