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5 Reasons Why Parents of Children With ADHD Need to Become Proactive and Well-Informed Advocates of Their Care

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

All parents should become proactive and well-informed advocates of their children, partnering with their health care providers and allied professionals to ensure the proper diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for each individual child.

A Diagnosis Is Not the End of the World

Julie M Green | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Julie M Green

My kid's diagnosis was nothing short of liberating. Don't get me wrong. Hearing those four words, "Your son has autism" were accompanied by an emotional tsunami. But mostly what I felt was relief because finally, finally, my gut hunch had been confirmed.

The New ADHD Debate Every Woman Should Know About

Posted 12.17.2014 | OWN

In the past few years, the use of ADHD medication among adults has risen more than 50 percent -- and the numbers are even higher for women. Is the...

What You Don't Know About That Wild, Unruly Child

Kristen Mae | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Kristen Mae

Next time you see a kid running wild, trailed by a haggard-looking mom with a frizzy ponytail and puffy eyes, just remember: There might be a lot you don't know.

Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus, Part 3: The Importance of Adult Diagnosis for the Whole Family

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

With diagnosis, 40+ years of contradictions fell into place. A smart girl who didn't cause trouble, with just enough anxiety to propel me to action, I had flown under the radar screen for four decades.

Increase in ADHD Runs Parallel With Decrease in Physical Activity

Brad Stulberg | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Physical activity may work just as well if not better than strong drugs in countering the symptoms of ADHD. Yet we live in a culture where people are conditioned to want a quick fix for everything, and with a medical system that has learned to provide it.

How Parents Can Protect Kids From the ADHD 'Epidemic'

Allen Frances | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

Drug companies were given the means, the motive, and the message to disease-monger ADHD and blow it up out of all proportion. They succeeded beyond all expectations in achieving a triumph of clever advertising over common sense. Fortunately, the press and the public are beginning to catch on.

Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus: Part 2 -- A Matter of Public Health

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Understanding and awareness is the key to successful management of ADHD, and to improving the public health impact of a chronic condition when it is not identified and treated. It starts by getting out of the muddy river of denial.

Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus: Part 1

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

It's a catch 22, really. There is a public outcry against "overdiagnosis" of ADHD, but the rigor required for thorough diagnosis is extensive, expensive and not well supported by our public health system. So what are we to do?

ADD/ADHD, the Industry and One of My Kids

Jonathan Wolfman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
Jonathan Wolfman

ADD/ADHD presented a particular challenge for faculties in schools not founded for special-needs children. Of course, we had specialists, great ones, in fact, who taught their colleagues well about all sorts of challenges our kids and families faced.

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.

ADHD Or Sleep Disorder: Are We Getting It Wrong?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, makes a powerful argument for the need to consider sleep problems as a possible cause when evaluating patients for ADHD.

Huge Jump In ADHD Diagnoses In Kids

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

There has been a huge upswing in the number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the past decade, according to a new...

WATCH: Could ADHD Give You A Career Edge?

Posted 01.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Studies have shown that individuals with attention deficit disorders have difficulty focusing at work, but could ADD or ADHD actually be good for your...

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Diagnoses Have Jumped By How Much?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

New research suggests the rate at which children are being diagnosed with attention hyperactivity disorder has increased by nearly 25 percent in the l...

Katherine Bindley

New Study Suggests ADHD Is Overdiagnosed

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents

On the heels of a report in the U.S. that found ADHD diagnoses among children has risen by 66 percent since 2000, a new study out of Germany suggests ...

Katherine Bindley

Just How Many Kids Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.22.2012 | Parents

More children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADHD than even before -- 10.4 million in 2010 -- according to a new study that concluded a staggeri...

9 Food Additives Possibly Linked ADHD (PHOTOS)

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If your child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it's not because he or she played too many video games, logged multiple hours of ...

ADHD: 12 Myths And Facts (PHOTOS)

Health.com | Kristin Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Because attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms -- inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity -- affect a child's ability to le...

Do 2.5 Million Children Really Need Ritalin?

Sanford Newmark, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sanford Newmark, M.D.

ADHD is often grossly and carelessly overdiagnosed. All too often a teacher complaint and a 10-minute talk with a pediatrician results in an ill-considered diagnosis and prescription.