Monthly Archives: May 2014

Does ADHD Make my Butt Look Big?

ADHD is associated with obesity. Surprised? The stereotype kid with ADHD is a wiry, energetic guy. He’s short, runs like mad on the playground, comes inside, grabs scissors and keeps running. Obesity is the last of his mom’s concerns. She’s

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The Superstore that Tried to Eat my Saturday

Saturday morning, almost a month after starting ADHD medication, was time for my first prescription refill. I drove to our local Meijer superstore, enjoying the warm sun and fall colors.  My wife, Chris, had stayed home with our 8 and

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Wondering What a Pill Will Do to Me

Those who have ADHD were born with it. You learn everything with an ADHD brain and never know what learning, living or executing a plan are like for folks without ADHD. When you figure out that others have better emotional

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Stimulant Problems: Part-Time Help for a Full-Time Diagnosis

Pain-relief scientists have never worked to develop a regimen that relieves pain for 8 or 12 hours a day, then stops. Why do ADHD treatment scientists think it’s okay to do that? Drug companies say that their ADHD pills last all-day, and they hire research

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Stimulant Problems: Roller Coaster Ride

The problem with stimulants is not that they don’t work or that they have side effects, but that they don’t work consistently. I’ve spoken to dozens of adults with ADHD who went off childhood stimulant medications as soon as they

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The Compassionate Use of a Clipboard

Patients can’t often measure high-quality care, but absolutely can recognize high-compassion care. Tuesday, May 6 begins National Nurses Week in the US.  A prospective patient was interviewing me to see if I was a good fit to be her physician. She was

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Oren Mason MD
Oren Mason MD

Oren Mason MD

Physician specializing in diagnosis and management of attention deficit disorders and related conditions.

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