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Calm Your Hyperactive Child by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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Ritalin and other stimulant drugs

They may not be a universal panacea, but it’s worth sorting facts from fiction when it comes to Ritalin and the other stimulants.

OK, it looks slightly strange giving stimulant drugs to children who seem hyperstimulated already. But there’s good reason for this—and a lot of the time, it works wonders.

When it comes to stimulant drugs, people tend to fall into one of two camps. There are the enthusiasts, who will ask for a prescription before a diagnosis has even been made, and then there are the devout sceptics, who see stimulants as being bad and unnatural. If you’re in the latter group, you could – of course – skip this part, but I’d like to make a plea for you to read through to the end. You don’t have ...

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