My own experience with ADD, and some ideas that might help.

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      I do have to correct you and wanted to send a more neutral message. It doesn’t lead to abuse in people who need the meds – only with people who don’t need them.

      The meds affect mostADHD people by slowing them down or making them tired, instead of hyping them up (add are also labeled adhd – just inattentive type (instead of passive)). with most (not all) adhd kids, a super dose of caffeine makes them very tired, instead of bouncing off the walls.

      Somehow the stimulants slow down the relay of info to the brain on adhd people.

      If you don’t want to medicate, don’t.

      But if you are iffy either way, check out the chadd site for information on meds, natural treatmentsand other helps for him (http://www.chadd.org).

      BTW – if you do decide to medicate (or not) any med or natural treatment is not a ‘magic pill’, it does need to be in conjunction with behavior modification (1-2-3- magic is a great book for younger kids on that and Love & Logic for the older kids (teens & tweens))

      From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jane
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      Modern medicine has helped my brother with his ADD, but it isn’t the answer for everyone, in fact, it has led to abuse with some people.

      Medicine is still a “practice” because doctors are still practicing. There’s a lot of information out there.

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