ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a psychiatric label given to millions of children when they are unable to sit still and focus in the classroom. The treatment for ADHD is usually prescription medication. These medications are … Continue reading
ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
A detailed booklet that describes ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.
The results of this study in the Journal of the American Medical Association don’t surprise me. Pesticides kill the insects by damaging their nervous system. Young children are going to be more susceptible to that same neurological damage than adults. … Continue reading
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) sets manufacturing quotas for controlled substances like Ritalin, Adderall and Focalin and are concerned about the abuse of these ADHD drugs by teens and college students. This limits how many drugs from a certain class … Continue reading
According to a report in The Journal of Family Practice (6/2011), children and adolescents with ADHD complete fewer years of school, graduate from high school at a lower rate and are less likely to go to graduate school. They underperform … Continue reading
Family Practice News 11/1/11: ADHD drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are found to be associated with skin reactions that can be very alarming to parents. There can be pustules inside the eyes, hives, and even hair loss. Another symptom caused by … Continue reading
Parents Can Take Control As a parent you have choices. If your child’ s teacher is implying that she thinks your child has ADHD and suggests you take her to a doctor for testing, know that you have options. The teacher is … Continue reading