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  • Strattera Warnings and Precautions
    Strattera can potentially cause liver damage. This eMedTV page covers other Strattera warnings and precautions, including other side effects to look out for, existing conditions to tell your doctor about, and who should avoid the drug.
  • Strattera Weight Change
    This eMedTV Web page explains that a weight change with Strattera is possible; however, most people report a weight loss rather than a weight gain. This page discusses the results of clinical studies on the topic and links to more information.
  • Strattera Withdrawal
    This eMedTV article explains that there is no need for your doctor to slowly decrease your Strattera dosage when you are stopping treatment with the drug. This is because symptoms of withdrawal from Strattera aren't generally a problem.
  • Stratterra
    Strattera is currently the only non-stimulant drug approved to treat ADHD. This eMedTV Web page describes Strattera in more detail, explains how it works, and links to more information about the drug. Stratterra is a common misspelling of Strattera.
  • Stretera
    This page on the eMedTV site highlights Strattera, the only nonstimulant drug licensed to treat ADHD. This page discusses the medicine's uses, effects, and available strengths. Stretera is a common misspelling of Strattera.
  • Strettera
    This eMedTV resource examines Strattera, a prescription drug used to treat ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults. This page explores how Strattera works and what to tell your doctor before taking it. Strettera is a common misspelling of Strattera.
  • Symptoms of Hyperactivity
    One of the most obvious signs of ADHD is hyperactivity. Children with symptoms of hyperactivity always seem to be "on the go" or constantly in motion. They have a difficult time playing quietly, and may run about or climb in inappropriate situations. They dash around touching or playing with whatever is in sight, or talk excessively. Even when forced to sit still, which can be extremely difficult for them, they will continue to tap their foot, shake their leg, or drum their fingers. These children may also have a quick temper or a "short fuse."
  • Symptoms of Impulsivity
    Children with symptoms of impulsivity seem unable to curb their immediate reactions or think before they act. They have problems with self-control and will often blurt out inappropriate comments, invade other people's space, interrupt conversations, and ask overly personal questions. Their impulsivity can make it hard for them to wait for things they want. They may grab a toy from another child or hit when they're upset. They often have difficulty waiting their turn and tend to blurt out answers before the questions have been completed. It is also incredibly difficult for them to follow instructions like "be patient" or "just wait a little while."
  • Symptoms of Inattentiveness
    Children with symptoms of inattentiveness have a hard time keeping their minds on any one thing and may get bored with a task after only a few minutes. If they are doing something they really enjoy, they have no trouble paying attention. However, focusing deliberate, conscious attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new is difficult. Another common problem is the inability for children with ADHD to stay on track. They tend to bounce from one task to another without completing any of them, or skip important instructions in the procedures. They also have difficulty organizing their schoolwork and do not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  • Take Responsibility
    This tip applies to both you and your partner. We've stressed the importance of being honest about your ADHD, but this doesn't give you a free pass to behave badly. Seek appropriate treatment. And while your partner may get frustrated with your ADHD at times, this doesn't mean they get to hold on to resentment. Let go of the past, resolve to do better going forward, and keep those lines of communication open.
  • Teens With ADHD
    If your child has ADHD, you may find the teenage years are much more difficult than when they were younger. This eMedTV article offers tips for dealing with these new challenges, including the use of ground rules and car privileges.
  • The Bottom Line
    So as you've probably already guessed, there are no "special" foods that can magically cure a person's ADHD. The guidelines we've outlined here are based on common sense and should be followed by everyone interested in improving their health -- not just those with ADHD. Try to avoid processed foods as much as possible and know where your food comes from. If you can't pronounce the ingredient on a food label, it's best to avoid it.
  • The Brain and Its Chemicals
    This video clip discusses how the brain functions. It includes a discussion on both the electrical and chemical signals used to transmit information.
  • The Economic Burden of Adult ADHD
    Adult ADHD is not just a medical problem -- it can have economic consequences too. This page of the eMedTV site explores the financial burden ADHD can place on a person, from medical copays to time lost to missed opportunities and more.
  • The Importance of Sleep
    All of us feel less productive when we don't get a good night's sleep. But sleep is especially important for children with ADHD. Studies have shown that a lack of sleep can worsen ADHD symptoms. Studies also tell us that children with ADHD are more likely to have sleep problems. Help your child get a full night's sleep by establishing an early bedtime and a regular bedtime routine.
  • Treatment for Girls With ADHD
    Unfortunately, the majority of ADHD research to date has focused on treating boys, and very few studies have looked at the possible effects that gender may have on treatment. The good news is that the current available evidence shows that girls respond to treatment just as well as boys. When treating girls, it is also important to monitor for and treat problems that commonly occur in combination with ADHD, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
  • Types of ADHD
    This eMedTV video explains the symptoms and subtypes of ADHD.
  • Vivance
    Vyvanse is a prescription drug that is used to treat ADHD. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers a brief overview of Vyvanse, including dosing information and possible side effects. Vivance is a common misspelling of Vyvanse.
  • Vivanse
    Vyvanse is a prescription drug used for treating ADHD in adults, children, and adolescents. This eMedTV page describes how Vyvanse works and explains what you should tell your doctor before starting treatment. Vivanse is a common misspelling of Vyvanse.
  • Vocalin
    In clinical studies, children and teens who took Focalin experienced an improvement in symptoms. This eMedTV article also describes a few side effects of the drug and includes a link to more information. Vocalin is a common misspelling of Focalin.
  • Vyvanase
    Vyvanse is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of ADHD. This eMedTV segment describes Vyvanse in more detail and offers general precautions for taking the medicine. Vyvanase is a common misspelling of Vyvanse.
  • Vyvance
    Vyvanse is a prescription drug that is used to treat ADHD. This eMedTV page explains how Vyvanse works, and also lists available strengths of the drug and factors that may affect your dosage. Vyvance is a common misspelling of Vyvanse.
  • Vyvanese
    Vyvanse is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of ADHD. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Vyvanse and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before using this drug. Vyvanese is a common misspelling of Vyvanse.
  • Vyvanse
    Vyvanse is a prescribed medication that helps to control the symptoms of ADHD. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Vyvanse, explains how the medication works, and lists some of the more common side effects.
  • Vyvanse 20 mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV segment explains, 20 mg Vyvanse capsules are the lowest available strength for this medication. This article explains what factors your doctor will consider when making a Vyvanse dosing recommendation and offers tips for using this drug.
  • Vyvanse 30 mg
    A typical starting Vyvanse dosage for the treatment of ADHD is 30 mg of Vyvanse once daily. This eMedTV Web page offers more detailed Vyvanse dosing guidelines and includes a list of the different strengths available for this medication.
  • Vyvanse 40 mg
    Vyvanse is available in several different strengths, including 40 mg capsules. This eMedTV resource offers Vyvanse dosing tips and precautions, and lists the factors that your doctor will consider before making a dosing recommendation.
  • Vyvanse 50 mg Capsules
    As this eMedTV article explains, 50 mg Vyvanse capsules are among the six various strengths available for this ADHD medicine. This page explores the recommended starting Vyvanse dosage for the treatment of ADHD in both adults and children ages 6 to 12.
  • Vyvanse 70 mg Capsules
    The ADHD medication Vyvanse is available in six strengths; 70 mg Vyvanse capsules are the highest strength. This eMedTV segment explains what other strengths are available and includes general dosing guidelines for this medication.
  • Vyvanse ADHD Medicine
    If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, your doctor may prescribe the ADHD medicine Vyvanse. This eMedTV article describes the effects of Vyvanse, explores how the drug works, and lists some of its potential side effects.
  • Vyvanse and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV article explains that if you are taking Vyvanse and breastfeeding, it is important to know the drug passes through breast milk. This page describes what side effects to watch for in your child if you do breastfeed while taking the drug.
  • Vyvanse and Insomnia
    There are several possible side effects of Vyvanse, and insomnia appears to be one of them. This eMedTV Web page explains how often the medication causes insomnia in children and adults, and offers some suggestions on ways to improve sleep habits.
  • Vyvanse and Pregnancy
    Taking Vyvanse during pregnancy may not be safe. This eMedTV segment discusses Vyvanse and pregnancy, explaining that other medicines similar to Vyvanse have increased the risk of birth defects and miscarriages when given to pregnant women.
  • Vyvanse and Weight Loss
    Weight loss is a common side effect of Vyvanse. This eMedTV page discusses clinical studies involving Vyvanse and weight loss, explaining how often weight loss occurs in children taking the drug and what your doctor may suggest if it is a problem.
  • Vyvanse Dosage
    The recommended starting Vyvanse dosage for treating ADHD is 30 mg once daily in the morning. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at Vyvanse dosing guidelines and also provides some tips for how and when to take the medication.
  • Vyvanse Drug Information
    For adults, adolescents, and children with ADHD, Vyvanse can be prescribed to help improve symptoms. This eMedTV Web page includes important drug information on Vyvanse, including a list of potential side effects that may occur.
  • Vyvanse Drug Interactions
    When drugs such as MAOIs or lithium are taken with Vyvanse, drug interactions may occur. This part of the eMedTV Web site highlights some of the other drugs that can interact with Vyvanse and describes the problems these interactions can cause.
  • Vyvanse for ADHD
    One of the drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is Vyvanse. This eMedTV selection tells you what you need to know about this amphetamine, including the age groups it is approved for. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Vyvanse for Adults
    Vyvanse is a medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This eMedTV segment discusses how both children and adults can benefit from Vyvanse and explains what the age requirements are for this particular product.
  • Vyvanse Medication Information
    Vyvanse is a prescription medication that is prescribed to treat ADHD. This eMedTV Web page contains more information on the medication, including an explanation of how Vyvanse works and a description of its effects.
  • Vyvanse Oral
    Vyvanse is a prescription drug used for treating symptoms of ADHD. This eMedTV page describes oral Vyvanse capsules in more detail, explores the effects of this medication, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
  • Vyvanse Overdose
    Some effects of a Vyvanse overdose can include seizures, hallucinations, and vomiting. This section of the eMedTV library provides a list of other potential effects of a Vyvanse overdose and describes some treatment options that are available.
  • Vyvanse Side Effects
    Common Vyvanse side effects include things such as a decreased appetite, insomnia, and headaches. This eMedTV resource identifies other potential problems with this drug, including those that may require prompt medical care (such as depression).
  • Vyvanse Uses
    Vyvanse is a prescription drug that is used for treating ADHD in adults, children, and adolescents. This eMedTV selection covers these Vyvanse uses in more detail and explains how the drug works. This article also discusses off-label uses of the drug.
  • Vyvanse Warnings and Precautions
    People who have glaucoma or a history of drug abuse should not take Vyvanse. This eMedTV page contains other Vyvanse warnings and precautions, including information on who should not take the drug and what to do before starting treatment with Vyvanse.
  • Vyvanse: A Controlled Substance
    This eMedTV resource explains why Vyvanse (a controlled substance) can be very habit-forming. This page also discusses how certain rules and regulations have been put in place for prescribing Vyvanse in order to prevent abuse of the medication.
  • Wandering
    Do you find yourself wandering about the office to see what everyone is doing instead of working at your desk? Not staying in your seat (or at your desk, or in your office) when you are expected to do so is a symptom of adult ADHD.
  • What About Supplements?
    Ideally, we would get all the vitamins and nutrients we need from our diet, but the reality is that most of us just can't do that. People with ADHD have a hard enough time planning meals without worrying about that too. Beneficial supplements include a multivitamin, omega-3 and omega-6, whey powder, spirulina, and brewer's yeast. These can easily be added to many foods to provide an extra boost of nutrition. Just make sure you are buying the highest-quality products you can afford.
  • What Are the Long-Term Effects of Stimulants for Adult ADHD?
    As this eMedTV page explains, long-term stimulant use in adults with ADHD can cause effects ranging from weight loss to an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Consider seeing your doctor at least once a year to evaluate continued medication use.
  • What Are the Long-Term Effects of Taking Stimulants for ADHD?
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, long-term stimulant use can cause effects ranging from weight loss to delayed growth. These problems often go away as more time passes; however, you should discuss any concerns with your child's healthcare provider.
  • What Is ADHD?
    This video is an overview of ADHD and the ADHD video presentation.
  • What Is Ritalin Prescribed For?
    This eMedTV article discusses Ritalin, which is approved for treating narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This article takes a closer look at what Ritalin is prescribed for, including possible off-label uses of this drug.
  • What Is Ritalin Used For?
    What is Ritalin used for? As this eMedTV article explains, Ritalin is used for the treatment of narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Possible off-label uses and uses of the drug in children are also discussed.
  • What Is Strattera Prescribed For?
    As this Web page from the eMedTV library explains, Strattera is prescribed for the treatment of ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults. This article also sheds some light on why this drug is often prescribed for ADHD in people with anxiety disorders.
  • What Is the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?
    As this eMedTV selection explains, there is no difference between ADD and ADHD. These terms are used interchangeably to mean the same thing. This page explains why and lists another term for this condition.
  • What Is the Difference Between Adult ADD and Adult ADHD?
    As this segment of the eMedTV library explains, the terms ADD and ADHD refer to the same condition and are often used interchangeably.
  • What Is the Most Effective Medication for Adult ADHD?
    Wondering which medication is most effective for adult ADHD? As this eMedTV Web page explains, there is no single definitive answer. The best, most effective medication is the one that works for you.
  • What Kinds of Doctors Diagnose Adult ADHD?
    Do you know what kinds of doctors treat adult ADHD? This page of the eMedTV site has the answer.
  • What Online Organizations Can I Trust for Info on Adult ADHD?
    Looking for information on the Web about adult ADHD that you can trust? Obviously, we think the eMedTV site is a great place to start, but CHADD is also a good resource. Read on to learn more about how to assess the trustworthiness of sites.
  • What Should I Do About Excessive Weight Loss from ADHD Stimulants?
    Some ADHD medicines can cause weight loss in children, so this eMedTV resource describes ways to prevent this. This can include eating breakfast before taking the drug; giving your child smaller, more frequent meals; or switching to a different medicine.
  • When a Child and Parent Both Have ADHD
    Not surprisingly, there is a documented genetic component to ADHD. This eMedTV resource provides reassurance and helpful tips for families living with ADHD. Having a child and parent who both have this condition actually has some benefits!
  • When Do Symptoms First Occur?
    ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder in children, occurring in 3 to 5 percent of school-age children. In general, boys are two to three times more likely to have ADHD than girls. Symptoms usually become evident in preschool or early elementary years. Often the first suspicions of ADHD occur when children begin preschool and have to be in a structured environment for the first time. ADHD tends to affect a child's functioning most strongly in school. In many cases, the teacher is the first to recognize that a child is inattentive or showing signs of this condition.
  • When Does Ritalin Start Working?
    This eMedTV article explains why it is difficult to say when Ritalin starts working. It lists conditions the drug is approved to treat, stresses the importance of being patient during the initial stages of treatment, and links to more information.
  • Who Does ADHD Affect?
    This eMedTV video explains who gets ADHD, as well as ADHD's genetic links.
  • Why Is ADHD Overlooked in Girls?
    One of the reasons ADHD gets missed in girls is because girls generally have different symptoms. ADHD is a condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Of those key symptoms, girls are more likely to exhibit inattention. Boys, on the other hand, are more likely to be hyperactive and impulsive -- symptoms that are disruptive enough to get them referred for treatment.
  • Will I Take Stimulants for Adult ADHD?
    Although stimulants have been proven effective for ADHD, other drugs can also be used. This eMedTV page discusses various medications for ADHD, with information on their effectiveness and how they work, both with and without cognitive-behavioral therapy.
  • Women and Adult ADHD
    If you are an adult woman who is struggling with inattentiveness and organization, it may be signs of ADHD. This eMedTV article takes a look at how to know when these types of problems are ADHD symptoms. It also offers tips and treatment options.
  • Wondering About Adult ADHD?
    Think you might have adult ADHD? Keep reading for 9 possible signs you may have the "inattentive" form of this condition. Keep in mind that everybody has trouble concentrating or completing unpleasant or complicated tasks every once in a while. But adults with ADHD have these problems to a greater degree, so much so that it negatively affects their work and relationships.
  • Wondering About Adult ADHD?
    Think you might have adult ADHD? Keep reading for 9 possible signs you may have the "hyperactive-impulsive" form of this condition. Keep in mind that everybody has trouble sitting for long periods of time or controlling the occasional impulse. But adults with ADHD have these problems to a greater degree, so much so that it negatively affects their work and relationships.
  • You're Not Alone!
    Get to know other parents in your child's school that have children with ADHD. You can share tips and strategies for success at school. Better yet, if your child's school has a special-needs group, join it. These groups often provide a great opportunity for finding support, getting advice, and networking with other parents. If such a group doesn't exist, consider starting one yourself!
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