Top ADHD Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Finding the good in ADHD, Part 2: SENSE OF HUMOR

    Finding the good in ADHD, Part 2: Sense of Humor

    [Sense of hu-mor, n. points out funny actions, objects, and situations in classroom; laughs at weird moments; makes inappropriate comments; good at entertaining themselves.]

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  • ADHD, Drugs, and If You Knew Then…

    ADHD, Drugs, and If You Knew Then…

    If you had it to do over again, would you still give ADHD drugs to your child? About half of parents (52 percent) felt strongly that they would, according to a July 2010 survey of the parents of almost a thousand kids by Consumer Reports Health. About half (44 percent) strongly wished that there was […]

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  • ADHD Drugs Disappoint Down the Road

    ADHD Drugs Disappoint Down the Road

    Almost 40 million prescriptions were written last year for ADHD drugs in the US alone. Parents deserve to know if these drugs won’t improve the long-term success of their children. They also deserve to know if most of the kids these drugs long term will have permanent side effects.

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  • Our Children and Our World

    Our Children and Our World

    You put great emphasis on the connection between the health of our children and the health of the environment. How do you think the environment will influence children’s health? And what can we do to improve the environment and…

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  • ADHD and Obesity in Kids

    ADHD and Obesity in Kids

    The diagnosis of ADHD increased 100 percent in just a decade. The percentage of kids who are overweight increased 100 percent between 1980 and 2002 (and increased 200 percent in teens). Is there a link between the two? Are kids diagnosed with ADHD more likely to be overweight? Or more likely to be underweight. It […]

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  • ADHD and Omega 3 fats

    ADHD and Omega 3 fats

    ADHD is one of the most common behavioral and learning problems in childhood. It can affect the school experience, families, and friendships. It’s often associated with other problems as well, including learning disabilities and mood problems. Wouldn’t it be great if there were nutritional ways to help?

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  • Iron and ADHD

    Iron and ADHD

    Here’s a very interesting study – the first to connect children’s iron levels and ADHD. In Paris, France, 110 children from the same school district were referred to a university hospital between March 2002 and June 2003 to be evaluated for school-related problems. Fifty-three of these children met the criteria for a definite diagnosis of […]

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  • A Must for Children with ADHD

    A Must for Children with ADHD

    A recent study has changed my thinking about ADHD, and I hope it changes the way that all children with ADHD are evaluated and treated. And that parents are treated. Parents deserve better understanding and support than they traditionally get. Dr. Andrea Chronis and her team at the University of Maryland make a compelling argument […]

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  • Side Effects of Ritalin

    Side Effects of Ritalin

    My son has been having frequent stomachaches. He is taking Ritalin for ADD. Is Ritalin associated with stomachaches?

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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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