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…

    Brain Size and ADHD
    October 11, 2002
    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 Associ…

    Tonsils Out to Treat ADHD?
    March 8, 2002
    Tonsils Out to Treat ADHD?

    Evidence continues to mount about a strong connection between chronic sleep deprivation and ADHD. A fascinating study published in the March 2002 issue of Pediatrics found that among the 866 children …

    A Tailored Suit -- Individualized treatment for ADHD?
    March 6, 2002
    A Tailored Suit — Individualized treatment for ADHD?

    A new NIH-funded study published in the February 26, 2002 issue of Neurology, is the first to systematically look at what happens when children are treated with Ritalin, clonidine, a combination of th…

    Tic, Tic, Tic... Ritalin for Kids with ADHD and Tourette's?
    March 5, 2002
    Tic, Tic, Tic… Ritalin for Kids with ADHD and Tourette’s?

    About half the children with tics (involuntary repetitive movements) also have significant ADHD. By and large, this group of children has not been treated with methylphenidate (Ritalin) because of con…

    ADHD and Atomoxetine
    November 17, 2001
    ADHD and Atomoxetine

    To 'vex' means to bring trouble, distress, or agitation -- to irritate or to annoy. A 'vexing' problem is one that is troubling, baffling or puzzling. That reminds me of ADHD! At a time when we are he…

    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ
    October 30, 2001
    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ

    Current evidence tells us that DDT was responsible  for a host of medical problems and the deaths of many children - but the link wasn’t proven until  more than 30 years later! (more…)…

    The Latest on Pregnancy and Alcohol
    August 22, 2001
    The Latest on Pregnancy and Alcohol

    A study in the August 2001 issue of Pediatrics demonstrates the association of prenatal alcohol exposure and later childhood behavior problems at lower levels of alcohol exposure than had been previou…

    Smoking, Snoring and ADHD?
    May 24, 2001
    Smoking, Snoring and ADHD?

    To snore is fairly common among school-age children, but snoring is more than twice as common among children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to information presented …

    Atomoxetine For ADHD
    May 17, 2001
    Atomoxetine For ADHD

    Many kids with ADHD take Ritalin or another stimulant medication. Children, parents, and physicians have been interested in good alternatives to stimulants for years. At the May 2001 meeting of the Am…

    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…

    AAP Guidelines for Diagnosing ADHD
    May 10, 2000
    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 problem…

    Short-Term Memory And ADHD - Like Behavior
    December 7, 1999
    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 …

    Fine Line Between Sugar & Behavior
    November 2, 1999
    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 wa…

    Ritalin now, drug abuse later?
    August 19, 1999
    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…

    Ritalin and Tics?
    August 11, 1999
    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 …

    Hyperactivity and Inattention
    March 16, 1998
    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 …

    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…

    Sleep Deprivation and ADHD
    February 2, 1997
    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 o…

    February 2, 1997
    Snoring & Sleep Apnea

    Dr. Greene`s Answer: Any child who snores may not be getting adequate sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common medical condition that is now being identified in more and more children. The peak age …