Articles by Tim Wilens, M.D.

Tim Wilens, M.D. is director of Substance Abuse Services in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wilens’ research interests include the relationship among attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder and substance abuse, as well as the pharmacotherapy of ADHD and juvenile bipolar disorder across the lifespan.

Is It Safe to Use Stimulants to Treat ADHD?

September 23, 2013

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Is It Safe to Use Stimulants to Treat ADHD?

It’s not unusual for parents to bring their kid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to a child psychiatrist and say, “We really want you to help, but do not want any medications.” Why would anyone say this? How often do we go to doctors and say, “Take care of me, doc, but I don’t […]