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Clozapine and Tyrosine: Combining Medications with supplements to treat ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD It is not uncommon to see non-stimulant medications or medications which typically serve other purposes to be used off-label for ADHD. One such drug of potential use for thi ... Read on »
Clozapine and Tyrosine: Combining Medications with supplements to treat ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD It is not uncommon to see non-stimulant medications or medications which typically serve other purposes to be used off-label for ADHD. One such drug of potential use f ... Read on »
The Effectiveness of Adderall as an ADHD Medication by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Adderall as an ADHD stimulant medication Adderall is one of the most popular (and currently one of the most "trendy") types of ADHD medication. As a stimulant drug, Add ... Read on »
Do ADHD Stimulant Medications Worsen Tourette's and Tic Disorders? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Main Categories: ADHD Stimulant Medications and Comorbid Disorders In an earlier post, I commented on how Atomoxetine ( Strattera ) was a good possible medication opti ... Read on »
How Addictive is Ritalin? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Medications The controversy and discussion surrounding the safety of medications for ADD and ADHD is nothing new. Among the most common criticisms of these drugs ... Read on »
Are ADHD Stimulant Drugs Bad for your Heart? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Potential Cardiovascular Risks of ADHD Medications Given the rapid rise in prescription stimulant medications for ADHD, potential concerns surrounding the side ef ... Read on »
ADHD Medication Recall: Dextroamphetamine Sulfate by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Medications ETHEX Corp. voluntarily recalls batches of Dextroamphetamine Sulfate While far from catastrophic, it is worth mentioning that there was a recen ... Read on »
Risperidone Boosts ADHD Stimulant Medication Effects by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Medications Risperidone Boosts Stimulants' Effectiveness for ADHD and Conduct Disorders We often search the fine print for ADHD medication labels to s ... Read on »
ADHD and Bedwetting by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Medications Treating ADHD Children Who Wet the Bed It's a classic problem that often puzzles parents of ADHD children. Why does my 13 year old sti ... Read on »
Do ADHD Medications Cause Birth Defects? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Medications and Pregnancy Do ADHD Medications Cause Birth Defects? Due to the impulsive tendencies of adults with ADHD (currently thought to be as high as ... Read on »
Medication Concerns Surrounding ADHD and Epilepsy by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 4 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Medication strategies for ADHD Comorbid Disorders Medicating ADHD and Comorbid Epilepsy In a previous post, we briefly discussed the challenge of medicating AD ... Read on »
ADHD Gene #7 SNAP 25 Gene by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #7: SNAP 25 Gene, T1065G allele, Human location: Chromosome #20 (20p11.2) This will be our final installment in a series of 7 ADHD genes. Much ... Read on »
ADHD gene #6. Serotonin receptor 1B gene (HTR1B) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #6: Serotonin Receptor 1B (HTR1B), human chromosome #6 (section q13) This is our sixth gene of topic in our discussion of ADHD genes. The Serot ... Read on »
Genetic terms and background information by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Genes Genes, Chromosomes, DNA and alleles: What are they and how do they relate to ADHD? Author's Note: I realize that a lot of readers may not have any sort o ... Read on »
ADHD gene #5: Serotonin transporter gene (5-HTT) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #5: Serotonin Transporter Gene (5-HTT, also referred to as "SLC6A4"): 5-HTTLPR long allele, location 17q11.1-12 This is the fifth gene that is ... Read on »
ADHD Gene#4: Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase Gene (DBH) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #4: Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase Gene (DBH), Location: Chromosome 9 (q34) Dopamine Beta Hydroxylase (DBH) is the fourth gene on our list of ADHD ... Read on »
ADHD Gene#3: DAT by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Genes ADHD Gene #3: Dopamine Transporter Gene (DAT, SLC6A3), Human Chromosome #5 There have been a number of recent postings on genes thought to be connected w ... Read on »
ADHD Genes: DRD2 by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD ADHD Genes Dopamine D2 Receptor Gene (DRD2): TaqI A1 allele, chromosome 11 q22-q23 Based on the same overview study (Faraone and Khan, J Clin Psychiatry 2006; 67 ( ... Read on »
ADHD Gene #2 DRD5 by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD In another post, I described that there were at least 7 well-known genes that are associated with ADHD. In fact, since the publication of this paper, additional ones have ... Read on »
ADHD gene #1 (DRD4) by Nicolas I. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD The ADHD genes ADHD treatment options On my last post on ADHD treatment options I listed 7 different genes that have been found to be affiliated with ADHD. We will ... Read on »