Finding the good in ADHD, Part 2: SENSE OF HUMOR
    October 30, 2012
    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.] (more…)…

    ADHD, Drugs, and If You Knew Then…
    July 20, 2010
    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 almos…

    ADHD Drugs Disappoint Down the Road
    March 30, 2009
    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…

    Our Children and Our World
    September 4, 2008
    Our Children and Our World

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Illnesses arise from interplay between our genes and the environment. When you look at all the conditions on the rise in kids – problems such as asthma, ADD, high blood pressure…

    ADHD and Obesity in Kids
    July 14, 2008
    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 lin…

    ADHD and Omega 3 fats
    April 19, 2007
    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, inclu…

    Iron and ADHD
    December 17, 2004
    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 Marc…

    A Must for Children with ADHD
    January 13, 2004
    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 understandi…

    Side Effects of Ritalin
    January 19, 2003
    Side Effects of Ritalin

    Dr. Greene's Answer: The most common side effects of Ritalin overall are nervousness and insomnia. In children, trouble with appetite and stomachaches can be even more common. If the stomachaches cont…

    Disruptive Behavior
    January 13, 2003
    Disruptive Behavior

    Dr. Greene's Answer: With kids who are disruptive, working on empathy can be very helpful--not telling her what to do, but helping her learn to identify what others are feeling (which can lead to chan…

    Tourette Syndrome
    November 4, 2002
    Tourette Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    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 t…

    Sleep Apnea
    November 3, 2002
    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 …

    Lead Poisoning
    November 1, 2002
    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 bloo…

    Depression
    October 27, 2002
    Depression: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to depression: Mental illness severe enough to hinder kids from learning or developing appropriately is quite common -- but fewer than one in five affected children get the help they need…

    Breath Holding
    October 25, 2002
    Breath-Holding: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    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. …

    ADHD
    October 23, 2002
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    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…

    Does Your Child Really Have ADHD?
    March 8, 2001
    Does Your Child Really Have ADHD?

    Rates of diagnosing ADHD in some school and medical settings are still 300% higher than in others, according to an article in the March 2001 electronic issue of Pediatrics. Some children are labeled a…

    ADHD
    March 16, 1998
    Normal Toddler Behavior vs ADHD

    Dr. Greene’s Answer: After a long day in the office, when I would be ready to wind down with a quiet evening, my youngest son, almost 3, is switching on his turbo jets! Together, as Batman and Robin…