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ADHD and Life Expectancy with Russell Barkley, PhD

By: jives | January 23rd , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

From a public health standpoint, ADHD is worse than the top five killers in the U.S. combined. Russell Barkley, PhD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (VCUMC), Richmond, VA. His research findings have lit a fire under the ADHD community. Listen to excerpts of his interview with the Dr. Josh

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ADHD and Identity

By: jives | December 30th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

When a patient is diagnosed with ADHD for the first time in adulthood, they have a lot of baggage to overcome. Years of living with the symptoms has probably shaped their identity, and in part 2 of our interview with Scott Shapiro, MD, we learn how to address the core beliefs of shame and failure that can develop when ADHD goes untreated. Date Publis

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Micronutrients and Mental Health

By: jives | December 9th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Vitamins have dozens of positive studies in mental health, but is it better to give one single vitamin or a broad variety? Or should you just stick with a healthy diet? In this interview, Dr. Julia Rucklidge explains the difference, and how micronutrients can help people with ADHD, irritability, emotional dysregulation, and autism. Date Published

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Avoiding ADHD Overdiagnosis

By: jives | May 6th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

As more and more patients come to us asking if they have ADHD, we have to be cautious that we are not overdiagnosing the condition. In one study, only 5% of 260 students presenting with possible ADHD symptoms ended up meeting the DSM criteria. At universities, students who are high achievers seek stimulants to help them remain competitive, says Alyso

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Medication treatment for ADHD

By: jives | March 28th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Choosing and prescribing the right medications for treating ADHD can be challenging. The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report spoke with Anne Buchanan, DO, Child psychiatrist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, about her approach. She offers the following tips.When choosing meds, Dr. Buchanan recommends that you: Consider stimulants first

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