Studies & Papers

Can PLAY Diminish ADHD and Facilitate the Construction of the Social Brain?
J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007 May; 16(2): 57–66

 

The Other Side of Cognitive Control: Can a Lack of Cognitive Control Benefit Language and Cognition?
Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2011): 253-256

 

Stimulant medications taken for ADHD by may damage the developing brain, especially the nucleus accumbens.
These effects do not appear to occur in the adult brain suggesting that medical treatment for ADHD should take into account the patient’s age. “Non-stimulant medications such as bupropion (Wellbutrin) and atomoxetine (Strattera) are effective in the treatment of ADHD, but they do not act as dopamine agonists and therefore would not be expected to cause damage to the nucleus accumbens.”

 

Evidence of college students loss of agency and attribution of success to their use of ADHD drugs
The risk of becoming psychologically dependent on stimulants.

 

Guide to the different medications used to treat ADHD
This brochure from the National Resource Center on AD|HD is a great place to learn more about the various options for medical treatment of ADHD. Don’t miss the handy reference chart on the last couple pages.

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