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ADHD Drug Shortage: Can Meditation Fill the Gap?

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From Huffington Post:

Drugs designed to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) have been widely available for decades, but America now faces its most severe shortage of these drugs since they came on the market.

Adderall, Ritalin and similar drugs are used by an estimated 5.4 million children and 1.5 million adults who suffer from ADHD. Drug company marketing strategies are behind much of the shortages, says Gary Boggs, agent for the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

Many who rely on these medications drive for hours to find them — searching from one pharmacy to another.

Meanwhile, more and more health professionals are recognizing the viability of effective meditation for overcoming ADHD. As a meditation teacher, I routinely witness meditation’s transformative effects on children and adults with ADHD.

Read the full story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanne-ball/adhd-meditation_b_1176517.html?ref=mindful-living&ir=Mindful%20Living

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