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ADHD treatment

Find the latest information on ADHD treatment for adults and children including commonly prescribed medications like Ritalin and Concerta. Learn about how therapy, medication and exercise can help treat ADHD effectively.

The role of exercise in managing ADHD

Worldwide the percentage of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased dramatically. Health24 considers the role of exercise in managing and/or reducing ADHD.

Ritalin - long-term damage?

The attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Ritalin may trigger long-term changes in the brains of young children, researchers say.

ADHD drugs hallucinogenic?

Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause children to have hallucinations even when taken as directed, researchers say.

Ritalin debate flares up

A new US study that raises the possibility of preschoolers with ADHD taking Ritalin has sparked a debate over the safety and appropriateness of such a practice.

SA has one of the highest prescription rates for ADHD medication

South Africa has one of the highest rates of prescribing ADHD medication for children in the world. Instead, more focus should be placed on investigating the behaviour of the child and attempting to correct symptoms through lifestyle and dietary changes.

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.

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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.

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