ADD and ADHD: To Medicate or Not?

Many parents who hear the diagnosis ADD or ADHD are sent into a tailspin of information overload and “friendly” advice from a variety of sources. As a pediatric Occupational Therapist, I am often faced with the task of helping parents and caregivers interpret what the information they have been given means for their child. Here are a few common questions I get during evaluations: “Will medication really help my child?”; “Why aren’t the medications helping my child sleep at night?”; “When can we expect to wean our child off medication now that he’s started therapy?” and, “Will a special diet be a substitute for medication?”

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We’re excited to launch the NEW IM-Home blog. This blog will be aimed at helping families and patients learn how integrating IM-Home into their overall therapy plan can achieve optimal brain and body outcomes. But don’t worry; we won’t only be tooting our own horn. In this blog we will discuss related neuroscience research, helpful home therapy tips, relevant news stories and other interesting brain tips and health facts. If you have any questions related to these topics, please send them to and we’ll be sure to address them in a blog post.

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