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Uncovering the Why Behind the Rise in ADHD Cases

Nichola Petts | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

How do we decipher regular child-like behavior from a mental disorder? I wonder if that's where the lines start to get blurry and those with short attention spans or who are excitable are being labeled in ways that they shouldn't.

Dear Family Whisperer: My Brother's Kids Run Wild!

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

You can't control anyone's beliefs or behavior except your own. But if you start to act more accepting and respectful, your brother and sister-in-law might, too.

Treat the Classroom, Not the Kids

Allen Frances | Posted 06.01.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The two thirds or more of active kids who have been mislabeled with ADHD suffer unnecessary stigma, reduced expectations, and harmful drug side effects. We need to do a better job of protecting our children from such widespread careless diagnosis and reckless treatment.

Most Active Kids Don't Have ADHD

Allen Frances | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

We are ADHD in kids and giving many of them stimulant drugs they don't need. Some kids, especially boys, are more active than others; most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than normal variation or developmental difference.

The ADHD Maverick: An Interview with Jennifer Koretsky

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Adult ADHD doesn't have to be a bad thing. When you manage it properly, you can use it to your advantage.

Interview With Dr. Ari Tuckman on Adult ADHD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in diagnosing and treating children, teens, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

Maybe Private School Is Cheaper Than Ritalin

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Holly Robinson

Your child needs to be learning in a place that will support his strengths rather than view him as a problem. For children who are bright or anxious, active or inattentive, simply changing how and where they learn can make all the difference.

The Ritalin Wars: Understanding America's Adderall Obsession

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Children with extreme degrees of impulsivity, distractibility and hyperactivity are easy to diagnose with ADHD. However because these behaviors vary (from none to many) in a bell shaped distribution curve, most of ADHD diagnosed in this country is of the mild variety.

Pregnant Mothers' Cell Phone Use Can Harm Babies

ENN.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Women who use mobile phones when pregnant are more likely to give birth to children with behavioral problems, according to a study of more than 13,000...