ADHD treatment

Side effects of ADHD medication

Stimulant medication such as Ritalin and Concerta are helpful in severe cases of ADHD, but unfortunately come with some unpleasant side effects. We take a look at the most common, along with how to manage them and what alternatives parents have.

Is Ritalin safe?

Is it safe for your child to be taken medication to treat ADHD? We asked the experts.

An alternative to Ritalin

According to ADHASA, ADHD is believed to affect 10% of the South Africa population, and is prevalent in every ethnic and socio-economic cluster.

ADHD and Ritalin:the latest facts

What does the little dreamer staring out of the classroom window have in common with the wild boy forever disrupting the class with his hyperactive and energetic behaviour?

Omega-3: a solution to ADHD?

Several studies have shown that supplementation with essential Omega-3 fatty acids can benefit children with learning difficulties and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Delia Strondl is a Registered Career Counsellor focusing on both school readiness and career counselling. She achieved her honours in Psychology and completed a career counselling internship. Since then, she has been working with children with a variety of learning difficulties including ADHD and Cerebral Palsy. Read more

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