Getting Kids Off Meds

Posted on November 10th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

ADD is a neurological disorder causing problems with attention span, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. ADD affects between 8 and 12 percent of children and 4 percent of adults globally, according to a 2009 article published on Web MD…

 

According to the Mayo Clinic, patients typically have less activity in the area of the brain which controls attention and activity…

 

Characteristics signaling hyperactive behavior include fidgeting, an inability to stay seated, playing loudly, talking a lot, interrupting others and being very anxious, according to the Mayo Clinic.

 

ABC 7 – WLS-TV, by Leslie Capo, 11/9/09

Tags: ADD medications, Pediatrics

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