This health video looks in a non-stimulant treatment for ADHD sufferers.
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Jennifer: Kale Brodie Hall loves to play sports. Kale: Hockey, soccer and the cars. Jennifer: His mom Paige says he is full of creativity but like other kids with ADHD Kale has behavioral problems he can’t control. Paige Brodie: The child seems beside him in class teases him or push his papers off his desk Kale will react negatively he will push him back. Jennifer: Stimulants like Ritalin and considered are control Kales impulses but they have to be taken through out the day. Paige Brodie: And I was constantly looking at my watch to me to give him another dosage. Jennifer: Now there is Strattera it lasts 24 hours and it’s not a stimulant. Thomas Spencer: This is the first really new kind of compound that’s been proven and really tested for this condition so it really is a big paradigm shift. Jennifer: Dr. Thomas Spencer says it helps kids you don’t benefit from stimulants especially those who are anxious have ticks or who have trouble sleeping. Thomas Spencer: It works primarily on a different system in this case not be nephron it helps within attention distract ability hyper activity. Jennifer: All problems Paige has watched Kales struggle with. Paige Brodie: Basically you know you have this screen around your brain when you don’t have ADHD and that keeps away all the distractions but person with ADHD has force in that strain what the medicine does is it puts up that screen and fixes those holes. Jennifer: And now they have a neutral to patch the problem this is Jennifer Mathews reporting.