Why Stimulants Help ADHD

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[♪ INTRO ] Odds are, you’ve heard of Ritalin or Adderall. They’re both members of the class of drugs called stimulants, and they’re often prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. But stimulants and hyperactivity seem like a weird match. If someone can’t sit still, why would you give them more […]


Transcending ADHD: Medication or Transcendental Meditation?

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Part of what we’re doing is we’re going to teach kids who have ADD to meditate, and see how it helps. And so I want to get a sense of how ADD affects you. You have ADD? Yes. You know you got it? Yes. Okay. How can you tell? Well, when I get frustrated, I […]


What People Who Take Mental Health Medication Want You To Know
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What People Who Take Mental Health Medication Want You To Know

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

– Yeah, I’ve taken medication for ADHD. Say something. (laughter) (inspirational music) – Yeah, talking about medication for anxiety or depression, there’s definitely a stigma. – I take medicine for my ADHD. – I was panicky and sad at the same time. – I can feel so weird even at my own doctor’s office. I’m […]


Brian L. Rodriguez, MD, Family Medicine Physician – Berlin, VT, The UVM Medical Center

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Hi, I’m Dr. Brian Rodriguez and I’m a family physician. I like patients to know about my practice that I really try to focus on preventive health care and setting patients up to be as healthy as they can before diseases do arise or before complications do arise so the whole point of family medicine […]