Prescribing psychotropic medications to normal, healthy kids who want to boost their academic performance is “not justifiable” because it contravenes a physician’s responsibility to promote a child’s “authentic” development and to protect him or her against coercion by parents or peers, a group of neurologists …Read More »
The effects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can extend well beyond childhood, according to the latest research.
In the largest study of its kind, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic found that close to a third of children with ADHD — 29.3% — still have …Read More »
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at significant risk for later substance abuse, new research suggests.
A cohort study of more than 600 children showed that those with a diagnosis of ADHD at baseline (mean age, 8.5 years), regardless of their sex, had significantly higher …Read More »
The Huffington Post has a very interesting article about the mixed messages coming out from different news and websites:
“ADHD Medications Have Potential Benefits — But Can Be Misused”
“I Have My Child Back — A Story of Successful ADHD Treatment”
“Refining Clinical ADHD Diagnosis — Clarifying an …Read More »
ADHD meds often change a child’s personality — creating what many kids with ADHD (and their parents) refer to as a zombie state or making them more aggressive. But you can reduce the outbursts and increase attention span by teaching them skills they’ll take into …Read More »
SheKnows.com has a very nice interview with Dr. Stephanie Golder, MA, ThD, a neurofeedback specialist. They discuss how ADHD meds often change a child’s personality — creating what many kids with ADHD (and their parents) refer to as a zombie state or making them more …Read More »
When you think about ADHD, what do you imagine? If you’re like most people, it’s probably a stereotypical image of a young boy bouncing off the walls, buzzing with pent-up, unfocused energy.
But many people with ADHD aren’t hyperactive at all, and by the time they …Read More »
If you’re one of the people who takes the University of Pennsylvania online course “’Pay Attention!!’ ADHD Through the Lifespan,” you will learn that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder isn’t just kid stuff.
Even though between 5 and 8 percent of school-aged children in the United States …Read More »
If children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, continue to have the condition in adulthood, a new study suggests that they may face an array of physical and mental health issues.
The study, which spanned more than 30 years, found that people who had ADHD as teens …Read More »
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t just affect the individual. It affects the entire family, according to Mark Bertin, MD, a board-certified developmental behavioral pediatrician and author of The Family ADHD Solution.
Parents of kids with ADHD not only have to navigate a complex neurological disorder, …Read More »