ADHD Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • AAP Guidelines for Diagnosing ADHD

    AAP Guidelines for Diagnosing ADHD

    Too often, difficult children are incorrectly labeled with ADHD. On the other hand, many children who do have ADHD remain undiagnosed. And in either case, related learning disabilities or mood problems are often missed.

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  • Short-Term Memory And ADHD - Like Behavior

    Short-Term Memory And ADHD – Like Behavior

    Some children who are thought to have ADHD don’t have significant attention problems at all – short-term memory deficits can produce the ADHD-like behavior. Some children with ADHD also have separate short-term memory problems in addition to their ADHD, making school that much more difficult.

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  • Fine Line Between Sugar & Behavior

    Fine Line Between Sugar & Behavior

    The link between children’s behavior and diet is far from clear. Most scientific organizations contend there is little relationship, if any; most  parents who have seen their kids bouncing off the walls after eating refined sugar believe otherwise.

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  • Ritalin now, drug abuse later?

    Ritalin now, drug abuse later?

    As parents, we want our children to navigate through the teen years without abusing alcohol or drugs. Many are concerned that children with ADHD who take stimulant medications such as Ritalin might be predisposed to drug abuse later.

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  • Ritalin and Tics?

    Ritalin and Tics?

    Parents and doctors have observed that some children with ADHD who have taken Ritalin have developed tics (involuntary movements) or other symptoms of Tourette syndrome. These symptoms have often not gone away when the Ritalin was stopped.

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  • Hyperactivity and Inattention

    Hyperactivity and Inattention

    We hear about the medical condition called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD), and wonder if our children might be hyperactive. By age 4, about 40 percent of children act in a way that makes their parents and teachers concerned about ADD (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 6, 339-348, 1985).

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  • ADHD

    ADHD

    Dr. Greene, how long should a toddler be expected to pay attention to one thing? My 3-year-old just can’t sit still. Could he have ADHD?
    Kate – New York, New York

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  • Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

    Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

    In anger I threw my pager across the on-call room, slamming it against the wall. I don’t anger easily or often, but I was a pediatric resident who had been awake for 36 hours. The pager had gone off one time too many. Sleep deprivation had changed me from a calm, caring person into an […]

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  • Smiling girl in a bed

    Snoring & Sleep Apnea

    My little girl snores occasionally. Could this mean she has sleep apnea?

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