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how is marijuana in treating adhd?

A: Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.   I am not aware of any large scale study to indicate marijuana is a viable treatment for ADHD. The late Dr. Claudia Jensen in California was a proponent of using marijuana to treat hyperactivity and inattention and according to her, this treatment worked. however, I have not read any additional scientific information to back this up.   The FDA has not approved this as a treatment.   Eileen  ...


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how Do I Go About treating adhd?

A: treating ADHD is a matter of some controversy, but the question itself is flawed. Most people canít treat ADHD by themselves and they need the advice of medical and other professionals to do so. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is not something solved by anything quick that can be obtained without the help of others. It is often best treated with a combination of therapies include psychotherapy, behavior or occupational therapy, and pharmacotherapy (medicines). There are people who avoid this last and use alternative therapies to avoid taking drugs. The person with ADHD, whether child or adult, may...


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how is ADD treated without medication?

A: I know caffeine can help. People with that have a tendency to have an adverse reaction to it, and it actually helps them focus and calm down (ADHD). exercise. something to occupy their hands. maybe knitting? in HS I focused better in class while I was yoyoing... but that can be distracting to other people. ADHD is not a true disorder... it is a different mental framework... like macs and PCs (back when macs were not just overpriced PCs) both normals and ADHDers have their strengths and weaknesses. if you ever want a...


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What is The Adhd Medication With The Least Side Effects?

A: All drugs have side effects. Every person reacts differently to each and every drug. Some people cannot tolerate a specific drug, while others can only take that same drug. Your physician will consider your son''s case and prescribe the medication least likely to cause problems. All medications that are used to treat adhd have the same side effects, the differences in are the effects each individual has. What you need to do is find a doctor that spealizes in dealing with children who have adhd, that way can look at your child''s symptoms and try to put him on the medication that suits him best. Unfortunately, all adhd medications have a similar side effect profile, with weight gain being at the top of the list. Excessive nervousness and...


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What is The Adhd Medication With The Least Side Effects?

A: All drugs have side effects. Every person reacts differently to each and every drug. Some people cannot tolerate a specific drug, while others can only take that same drug. Your physician will consider your son''s case and prescribe the medication least likely to cause problems. All medications that are used to treat adhd have the same side effects, the differences in are the effects each individual has. What you need to do is find a doctor that spealizes in dealing with children who have adhd, that way can look at your child''s symptoms and try to put him on the medication that suits him best. Unfortunately, all adhd medications have a similar side effect profile, with weight gain being at the top of the list. Excessive nervousness and...


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Portugal''s drug legalization is a ''resounding success''. Would this work in America?

A: I wonder if the powers that be will ever get it? They''ll get it some day. If a vote were held with my generation being the only parties involved (teens to mid 20''s), marijuana would be legalized with a resounding victory. And the next generation up is probably split 50/50. We''re wasting money on fighting marijuana and some other low level drugs (NOT drugs like heroine and cocaine, which are awful plagues on humanity and we need to maintain laws against).... But slowly and surely people are realizing it. I wouldn''t be surprised if marijuana was legalized in my lifetime. Making marijuana legal and then taxing it would solve a lot of...


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Between drug and alcohol addiction, which one is more destructive?

A: It all depends which one you let control your life, it`s really not the substance that is destructive, it`s you.. It depends on how quickly you want to be taken down. Typically, hard drugs will destroy your life faster than alcohol.. Because they are illegal, you`re at higher risk for violence more quickly (drug deal gone bad, stealing/robbing to feed your habit).. But make no mistake. Alcohol is just as deadly.. It is is some ways worse because it is legal and thus the alcoholic can keep "using" for years or decades without the stigma of hard core drug addiction.. Families are destroyed by...


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is it true if u take amphetamine pills or weed u study faster n easier?

A: I went to a math and science school where all of the students were constantly studying so I am particularly qualified to answer this question. however, the answer depends on how the drugs affect your system. The common effect of marijuana is temporary short term memory loss, loss of concentration, distorted perception, difficulty in thinking and problem solving, loss of coordination, and increased heart rate. Not excatly the effect you are looking for if you want to get some studying done. On the flip side I have known a few people who smoke a small amount and are able to focus, this may be because of their...
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I think I have ADD and do not know what to do.

A: Tanner   Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.   I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice. I can attempt to answer your questions based on my personal experience from raising a son with ADHD and from speaking with other parents.   You may want to start by taking some online screening tests. Although these are not meant to be used for diagnostic purposes, they can let you know whether you should seek medical care. These tests may also let you print out a copy of the results, which would give you information to share with the doctor.   Some family doctors have experience with ADHD and feel comfortable diagnosing it, however, a psychiatr

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Treatment of Autism with Cannabis. Interesting

A: Quote:"The fact that a couple of parents say it''s helping their kids isn''t very meaningful." Unless, of course, you''re one of those parents with one of those kids. It''s pretty meaningful then. I''ve often wondered if a little pot might help Mo, and I''d be willing to try it over the other medical options, but I''m not ready to go there. I''m always amazed at the opinions of experts who''ve never touched the stuff. I can absolutely see pot helping these kids. At the very least, it probably at lot less harmful than the drugs the experts would shove down kids throats. @Ceili, I believe you are right about the relative dangers. If I were in that position, I would definately consider giving it a try. @boomerang, marijuana, tobacco,...


 
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