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CDC Report Says Doctors Aren't Following Guidelines for Treatment of Children with ADHD

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Behavior Therapy is first-line recommended treatment for young children with ADHD, but there is a lot of confusion about what it means, and it is an u...

Preventing and Treating School Refusal and Severe Social Withdrawal

Allen Frances | Posted 05.14.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

I first heard about 'hikikomori' on a visit to Japan 25 years ago. It was a new term then, used to describe severe and prolonged school refusal in teenagers, sometimes evolving into complete social withdrawal.

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.

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.