Parenting instead of Ritalin

My husband's nephew is an overly active kid. I'm sure that if he went to public school teachers would classify him as suffering from ADHD and recommend that he take Ritalin. This article from the New York Times (the last in their series of covering mental illness in children) gives me hope that most children with ADD/ADHD can be helped without the assistance of a drug.

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  1. December 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    My name is Lance Burnet and i would like to show you my personal experience with Ritalin.
    I am 56 years old. I have taken Ritalin for 30 years. I have been diagnosed with a mild form of narcolepsy. I use 4 (10 MG ) pills per day. The drug ahs worked wonders and eliminated the drowsiness and sleep attacks. My concern now is the length of time I have been on it. When taking a “drug holiday” it seems like my symptoms are worse.
    I have experienced some of these side effects-
    rebound effect when dosage wears off.
    I hope this information will be useful to others,
    Lance Burnet


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