While medications can be very effective for this condition, I worry that prescriptions are given too quickly, with not enough patient education.
Oakville, Canada (PRWEB) October 24, 2007
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) affect 5-7% of children, and 4.4% of adults. Untreated, it can lead to significant impairment in social, emotional, academic and occupational functioning.
Research has proven that the best treatment for ADD/ADHD is a combination of treatments - including: Behavioral Therapy, Academic Treatments, Parenting Support, Cognitive Therapy and Medication.
Dr. Kenny Handelman, an expert in ADD/ADHD, is concerned about the trends in ADD/ADHD treatment. He explains: "While medications can be very effective for this condition, I worry that prescriptions are given too quickly, with not enough patient education."
ADHD is poised to become the leading childhood disorder treated by medication, and over 1.5 million adults are taking stimulant medicines for ADHD. With projected annual sales of $6.6 billion (USD) this year, and an almost 40% increase per annum, ADHD medication use is growing very rapidly.
"With the pressures on doctors to see more patients in less time, patients are not getting enough information about these strong medications," says Dr. Handelman. "The FDA has warned about many serious side effects of these medicines including: sudden cardiac death, hallucinations, suicidal ideas, severe agitation, and liver injury."
To help raise awareness, education and safety about these medicines, Dr. Handelman has prepared a 25 page free report entitled: The State of ADD/ADHD Medication. In it, Dr. Handelman reveals:
- The role of medication in the treatment of ADD/ADHD
- The flaws in the current treatment of ADD/ADHD
- 'ADHD By The Numbers': 12 Critical facts and statistics that you need to know
- 4 factors which lead to the 'quick prescription' treatment of ADD/ADHD
- How to make the decision about whether to start medications for ADD/ADHD
- An easy to understand approach on how to choose the right medication - if you are going to take one.
"It is my hope that this free special report will empower people to know more about the medication treatment for ADD and ADHD. I want people to ask their doctors the right questions - to improve their treatment of ADD/ADHD and improve their lives," explains Dr. Handelman.
This 25 page fact filled report is available for download right now at: http://www.MedicationMastery.com