by Jeffery N. Epstein, PhD, Kelly J. Kelleher, MD, Rebecca Baum, MD, William B. Brinkman, MD, MEd, MSc, James Paugh, PhD, William Gardner, PhD, Phil Lichtenstein, MD, and Joshua Langberg, PhD PEDIATRICS, Vol 134, Nu 6, Dec. 2014, p. 1136
The authors support our feelings that the diagnosis of ADHD is frequently accomplished after a short history session. And, based upon this, medication is prescribed. The patient is seen for follow-up in one-to-two months, whereas the physician moves on to the next case.
The child needs:
When the authors refer to the need to improve the quality of care for ADD patients this is what they want. And as informed parents this is what you must expect.
by Ann Lindstrand, MD, MPH, Rutger Bennet, MD, PhD, Llias Galanis, MSc, Margareta Blennow, MD, PhD, Lina Schollin Ask, MD, Sofia Hultman Dennison, MD, Malin Ryd Rinder, MD, PhD, Margareta Eriksson, MD, PhD, Birgitta Henriques-Normark, MD, PhD, Ake Ortqvist, MD, PhD, and Tobias Alfven, MD, PhD PEDIATRICS, Vol 134, Nu 6, Dec 2014 p. 1207
This is a short but well documented abstract that once again underlines the great value of immunizations; in this case, the pneumococcal vaccines.
This bacteria is still a significant cause of pneumonia and sinusitis, and was a major cause of serious bacterial meningitis prior to the use of these vaccines. Since the introduction of these vaccines the incidence of hospitalization for streptococcus pneumonia infections has been reduced significantly. The immunizing of children has saved not only many hospitalizations but death and terrible sequelae of the infections caused by this bacteria.
Those readers that refuse to immunize their children, please take note; you are being emotional UNINFORMED parents.