ADHD Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • ADHD and Snoring

    ADHD and Snoring

    Aren’t they angels when they sleep? But sometimes troublesome behavior during the day is caused by what happens each night during sleep. If your child seems to have ADHD and also snores, the two may be related.

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  • Disruptive Behavior

    Disruptive Behavior

    My 3-year-old is very disruptive of other children’s play. How do I help her respect other people’s personal space and boundaries? Telling her not to do something makes her very angry. Also, she seems to have a lot of…

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  • A New ADHD Drug

    A New ADHD Drug

    Big News: On November 27, 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Strattera (atomoxetine HCL), a new non-stimulant medicine for ADHD. This is the first new type of drug to be approved for ADHD in almost 30 years. Unlike Ritalin, this drug will not be a controlled substance. Studies suggest that the abuse […]

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  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, tics, PANDA Introduction to tourette syndrome: The great English poet, author, and conversationalist, Dr. Samuel Johnson, is believed to have had Tourette syndrome, complete with both facial and vocal tics. His towering success in his day — before useful medicines had been developed – can be an inspiration […]

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  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep Apnea: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Snoring, Obstructive sleep apnea, OSAS, Adenotonsillar hypertrophy Introduction to sleep apnea: Parents are quick to mention some things to their pediatrician: fevers, seizures, and bleeding. Snoring is another important symptom that your child’s doctor needs to know about, though it often goes unreported. Any child who snores may have obstructive sleep apnea, and […]

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  • Lead Poisoning

    Lead Poisoning: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Plumbism Introduction to lead poisoning: Most people aren’t aware that lead remains a top environmental health hazard for US children. More than one in 25 American children have blood lead levels high enough to lower IQ or cause learning disabilities, violent behavior, attention-deficit disorder or hyperactivity. What is lead poisoning? Lead is a […]

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  • Depression

    Depression: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Major Depression, Mood Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, Childhood Depression, Infant Depression. Introduction to depression: United States Surgeon General David Satcher released a report in January 2001 describing a mental health crisis in children. Mental illness severe enough to hinder kids from learning or developing appropriately is quite common — but fewer than one in […]

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  • Breath Holding

    Breath Holding: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Pallid breath-holding spells, Cyanotic breath-holding spells, Pseudo-seizures Introduction to breath holding: Breath-holding spells shine a brilliant spotlight on one of the biggest challenges of parenting. We do not like to disappoint the little children that we love so much. Moreover, we don’t want to get into yet another battle with our children — […]

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD, Hyperactivity Introduction to ADHD: Over-diagnosed? Under-diagnosed? Probably both – and certainly real. ADHD affects children’s school performance and their relationships with others. Parents who are wondering if their children have ADHD are often exhausted and frustrated. What is ADHD? ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or some […]

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  • Brain Size and ADHD

    Brain Size and ADHD

    Children with ADHD seem to have brain volumes that are about 3 percent lower than their peers, according to a study published in the October 9, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. This was true whether or not the children with ADHD had been treated with stimulant medications. Measurements were made […]

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