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Dec 03

ADHD Long Term Safety

Posted by admin in safety , medication , illness , health , focus , executive function , dyslexia , drugs , children , ADHD , ADD

ADHD medications have had questionable long term safety tests.  Each drug was tested on an average of 75 patients before getting FDA approval.  The average length of each trial was only 4 weeks.  These medications are prescribed to children for years and not weeks.  Therefore one can conclude that the drug approval process for ADHD medications as far as long term safety was concerned was severely lacking.  Long term safety was in fact not officially determined at the time they were initially deemed safe.

Come back tomorrow for safe ADHD treatment with great long term results.

Dec 02

ADHD Drug Safety

Posted by admin in safety , focus , executive function , drugs , controversy , children , brain , ADHD , ADD

According to a Boston’s Children’s Hospital study, there were 32 clinical trials testing 20 different ADHD drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.  They found that only 5 out of the 32 trials or about 16% were focused on drug safety! 

Tomorrow the truth will be revealed on ADHD drug studies.

Dec 01

ADHD Shocker!

Posted by admin in young children , SPED , schoolwork , safety , middle school , medication , kids , illness , high school , health , focus , executive function , drugs , controversy , children , ADHD , ADD


Even though about 1 in 9 children have been diagnosed with ADHD, the drugs prescribed to treat ADHD have not been tested for their long term safety.  Medications such as Adderall and Ritalin have not been investigated in clinical trials to decide whether they are safe to take long term according to a Boston Children’s Hospital study.  They claim that the original safety studies done by the drug manufacturers ignored the possibility of long term safety issues. 

Tomorrow we will look at the ADHD drug safety controversy.

Nov 30


Posted by admin in safety , medication , drugs , ADHD , ADD

Tomorrow ADHD SHOCKER!!  You will not want to miss this.



Sep 03

Organizational Skills Make All The Difference

Posted by admin in SPED , PDD , organization , middle school , kids , homework , high school , executive function , elementary school , disabilities , developmental delays , children , Asperger's , ADHD , ADD , achievement

Y3K Tutor In Your Home often receives phone calls and emails by parents all the time asking us to help their students with organizational skills.  These skills can be the difference between a poor student and a successful student.  Children without organizational skills more often than not, tend to fall behind and suffer with low grades.  They have trouble keeping track of assignments and/or constantly losing things.

Over the next several posts we will offer some organization tips just in time for the new school year.

Apr 15

ADHD Insomnia & Melatonin

Posted by admin in young children , sleep , side effects , medication , kids , illness , health , drugs , controversy , brain , biology , advice , ADHD , ADD

If your child has sleep issues due to ADHD and the other sleep suggestions from yesterday do not work, there is another option.  Students may benefit from the hormone supplement melatonin to induce drowsiness.  Melatonin is produced naturally in the brain as the sun goes down, signaling that bedtime is coming within a few hours.  The theory is that taking this supplement may help people with true insomnia fall asleep.  Ask your doctor before trying this option and only use it as a last resort.

Apr 14

Fixing Sleep Problems & ADHD

Posted by admin in young children , sleep , reading , illness , health , eyes , cell phones , brain , ADHD , ADD

Some children’s sleep problems can be fixed with a set bedtime and calming routine at night.  This involves up to an hour before bedtime dimming lights, avoiding computer/cell phone screens, a warm bath, or quiet activities such as reading.  These methods can help all children including those with ADHD fall asleep.

Check here tomorrow for what you can do if your child suffers from ADHD and still has difficulty sleeping even after trying these suggestions.

Apr 13

ADHD Sleep Problems

Posted by admin in sleep , side effects , medication , drugs , ADHD , ADD

As more kids are diagnosed with ADHD, parents need to deal with their student’s major sleep problems.  Prescription stimulants to treat ADHD have contributed to sleep problems in children.  Sleeplessness is a common side effect that often occurs either from the drugs themselves or as the drugs wear off at night, which triggers more hyperactivity. 

Tomorrow we will look at some ways to help children with ADHD treat their sleep problems.

Feb 22

ADHD, Behavior, Anxiety, Depression, & Autism Common?

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Many more children have mental problems then you would think.  According to a finding published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children or 20% between the ages of 3 and 17 have some form of mental disorder.  Here are some interesting statistics showing just how common the top 5 mental disorders are:

ADHD:  6.8% or 1 in 14

Behavioral or Conduct Problems:  3.5% or 1 in 28

Anxiety:  3% or 1 in 33

Depression: 2.1% or 1 in 50

Autism Spectrum Disorders:  1.1% or 1 in 100

If your child suffers from any mental disorder, seek out help right away.  Most childhood mental health problems can be improved by giving them the support they need and acting quickly if there is a sign of a problem.

Jan 21

ADHD More Common Than You Think

Posted by admin in United States , students , SPED , IEP , disabilities , children , America , ADHD , ADD

More than 1 in 10 children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD.