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ADHD medication for kids: Is it safe? Does it help?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders, with prevalence rates around 3%-4%. Medication is frequently used to treat the symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that are associated with the disorder. It’s a developmental disorder, meaning that the symptoms start in childhood, before the age of 12. The symptoms can impair functioning in school and at home, and interfere with forming and keeping friendships.

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I’m a psychologist and I don’t prescribe medication, but despite that fact, parents often ask me, “Should my child with ADHD be on medication?” followed by, “What are the downsides of medication?” and then frequently follow up with, “Aren’t there too many kids on medication anyway?” A study published last fall in BMJ can help parents and professionals with answers to these questions in terms of the drug methylphenidate, in particular.

Methylphenidate is the most commonly prescribed drug for ADHD worldwide. It’s known by a number of brand names, including Ritalin, Concerta, Metadate, Daytrana, and Quillivant. Although it has been used for over 50 years to treat ADHD — and studies have found it to be effective in decreasing the symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity — there had been no comprehensive, systematic reviews of the benefits and risks of this drug until this study.

What we’ve learned about methylphenidate

For the study, the investigators reviewed hundreds of papers that had examined the effects of methylphenidate for ADHD. Their analysis found that methylphenidate did improve children’s performance in the classroom. In other words, teachers reported fewer symptoms of ADHD and better general behavior when kids with ADHD were taking the medication. In addition, parents reported a better quality of life for the family when their children were taking medication.

On the other hand, there was some evidence that methylphenidate comes with the risk of side effects, including sleep problems and decreased appetite. These side effects are considered “non-serious adverse effects.” However, if you’re a parent of a child who isn’t sleeping or eating, these may seem quite serious. The good news is that there was no evidence that methylphenidate increases serious side effects, which would include life-threatening problems — that is, something that would require a hospital stay or result in a life-long condition.

Readmore: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/adhd-medication-for-kids-is-it-safe-does-it-help-201603049235

10 ways to raise a healthy eater

As a pediatrician, I talk about healthy eating a lot — and I talk to a lot of families whose children do not have the best eating habits. It’s not that the parents are bad parents. Many, many good parents have children who like potato chips more than Brussel sprouts — and it’s a natural instinct to want to give children food they like, and to feel worried when they don’t eat the food in front of them.

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Eating habits are just that: habits. And habits can be not only taught, but changed.

Here are 10 ways to set your child up for a lifetime of healthy eating and all the health benefits that brings:

Full version here: www.health.harvard.edu/blog/10-ways-to-raise-a-healthy-eater-201603019296

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