Medicines such as Ritalin and Concerta are well known to slow children's weight gain and growth. In addition your son has severe eczema which is often a reason in itself why children do not gain weight as expected.Please discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Concerta. Does your son really need to be on this medicine? Would he not benefit more from being seen by a child psuychologist? He appears to be unusually stressed for a boy of his age and may benefit more from measures to help him deal with stress and also to improve his self esteem.
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