Category Archives: medication

New 16 hour ADHD med approved

“Shire wins U.S. approval for long-acting ADHD drug” by Natalie Grover, Ben Hirschler of Reuters Shire received approval for a new long-acting medication named Mydayis. It is the same as Adderall XR (i.e., amphetamine & dextroamphetamine mixed salts) but should … Continue reading

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NY Times: “Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits”

Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits By Daniel Goleman, New York Times, May 12, 2014 This article published in the New York Times earlier this month has gotten a lot of attention from my patients and colleagues. I have … Continue reading

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BBC: “Ketamine ‘exciting’ depression therapy”

BBC reports that Ketamine (considered a “dissociative anesthetic”) has been shown to have some very rapid and dramatic effects on depression in early research studies. As the article describes, there are also potential side effects that are quite serious and … Continue reading

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CHADD medication shortage survey

I received a request from CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) asking for people to fill out a questionnaire related to an ADHD stimulant drug shortage. If you are having trouble getting stimulant medication, you can help by filling … Continue reading

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Can depression cause inability to focus?

Can depression cause inability to focus? CNN Health Dr. Charles Raison, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, answers a question about ADHD, depression, and how antidepressants may affect your concentration.

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