Entries by Gabrielle Rosengarten

Pharmacogenetic testing now available

As part of our commitment to excellence and innovation, the Center of Excellence in Co-Occurring Medicine now offers pharmacogenetic testing. The DNA collection process is easy and non-invasive; a simple cheek swab provides the genetic material for laboratory testing. At the Center of Excellence, we use pharmacogenetic testing: For patients who would like to determine […]

ADHD in Children, Adults, and Seniors: A Deeper Look (Part 3 of 3)

Treatment for ADHD Medical Treatments Numerous medications are available to treat ADHD, including antidepressants (especially those in the tricyclic family); stimulants in the methylphenidate and amphetamine family; medications traditionally used to lower blood pressure, such as guanfacine and clonidine; and “Noradrenergic reuptake inhibitors” such as atomoxetine. These medications can be helpful in abating symptoms for […]

ADHD in Children, Adults, and Seniors: A Deeper Look (Part 2 of 3)

Neurobiology of ADHD and Comorbidities Neurobiological research indicates it is reasonable to consider ADHD as a condition that falls under the “reward deficiency syndrome” (RDS) diagnostic umbrella (Blum et al. 2008), as symptoms of poor concentration stem from the brain’s inability to release sufficient amounts of dopamine (DA) in areas of the frontal lobes and […]

ADHD in Children, Adults, and Seniors: A Deeper Look (Part 1 of 3)

You are probably familiar with the term ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder). But not everyone with ADHD is hyperactive. In fact, ADHD can be a misleading term. Depending on which parts of the brain are affected, ADHD is currently diagnosed in three different forms: The predominantly inattentive type, commonly referred to as ADD (Attention […]