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Mind Games: Surprising News About ADHD Medication

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Note: This post has been revised since its original publication. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with ADD over 10 years ago, as the result of a co...

8 Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD

Christine M. Ristaino | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Christine M. Ristaino

If your child has ADHD you might be thinking of ways to start off 2014 on the right foot. Advocating for your child this year might be all it takes to change a stressful environment into one in which you and your child both feel supported.

Halloween Warning: Watch Out for Neurotoxic Artificial Food Dyes in M&M's Candies

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Mars is one of many companies that use natural colorings in products they market in Europe but artificial dyes to color the same products in the United States. M&M's candies contain mostly natural dyes in Europe but feature Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, and Blue 1 and 2 in the U.S. version.

Reduce Behavior Problems: Teach Students to Wait

Jessica Minahan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Jessica Minahan

Some students aren't able to wait. If we don't recognize "waiting" as an underdeveloped skill in these students, we miss the opportunity to support them while they wait, prevent behavior incidents and, most important, set them up for success in school.

Catherine Pearson

ADHD Persists In Young Kids Despite Medication

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in young children with medication, finding t...

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...

Sometimes ADHD Is Real

Zinnia Jones | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Zinnia Jones

Regardless of what anyone else may think, this is a personal decision to be made by the family based on their situation and their needs, and I don't find it at all appropriate to issue blanket condemnations of medication for ADHD when this may be exactly what someone's child needs.

Popping Pills No Solution for Bad Schools

Allen Frances | Posted 12.15.2012 | Education
Allen Frances

The solution to bad schools is to work toward better schools -- not to medicate the kids victimized by them. How absurd to avoid the shortcomings of our educational system by focusing on the difficulties individual children have in coping with them.

Is Mental Illness a Bigger Threat to Kids than Physical Illness?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

As parents, our children's health ranks among our top priorities. When fall arrives and flu season begins, we notice every cough and feel for signs of fever. But how attuned are we to mental health symptoms in our kids?

Getting 'It' Into the New York Times

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

I've never been against using medication in children. I am against a first and only use of medication in children who are minimally impaired. I believe first one must try to employ effective non-drug interventions of behavior modification and special education.

Catherine Pearson

Alarming New Study About Girls And ADHD

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents

Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a condition characterized by difficulty paying attentio...

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...

Why Bébé Doesn't Have ADHD

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

How come the epidemic of ADHD -- which has established itself firmly in the United States -- has almost completely passed over children in France?

Treating Our Children: An ADHD and Medication Q&A with Dr. Robert Needlman

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents
Earl Martin Phalen

The American Academy of Pediatrics' announcement of new guidelines for diagnosing children with ADHD sparked in me some questions about ADHD and how we are using medication to treat our children. So I turned to one of the experts, Dr. Robert Needlman.

SHOCK: 5-Year-Old Forcibly Bound, Arrested At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

What started as an attempt by the Rio Calaveras Elementary in Stockton, Calif. to change the behavior of a student with ADHD, turned into a source of ...

Catherine Pearson

Kids With ADHD More Likely To Be Hit By Cars: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be at greater risk for being hit by a car when crossing the street. A new study suggests th...

Brain Imaging May Detect ADHD In Preschoolers

PsychCentral | By Rick Nauert, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2011 | Healthy Living

By Rick Nauert, Ph.D. New research using brain imaging has found a difference in brain development among very young preschool children with early s...