Monthly Archives: February 2015

Is the usage of medical marijuana safe for children with developmental and behavioral disorders?

As Medical marijuana becomes increasingly accepted, there is growing interest in its use for children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral problems such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Despite a lack of studies showing any clinical … Continue reading

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Could exercise help children with ADHD perform better in the classroom?

There is evidence that physical activity improves academic performance, also moderate to vigorous activity before school can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more attentive. The immediate effects are due to the increase in endorphin levels. The increased … Continue reading

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How can music therapy help children with ADHD?

Music therapy can help children with learning disorders with respect to physical, cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral issues. Music strengthens the areas of the brain that, in the child with ADHD, are weak. Music builds and strengthens the auditory, visual/spatial, and … Continue reading

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More cases of ADHD might actually be a form of fetal alcohol syndrome..

The number of kids who are diagnosed with ADHD these days is huge—and growing. Reported cases of the disorder have increased by 42 percent since 2003. But a new study suggests that some of these children might actually be suffering … Continue reading

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A new study finds that almost 1 in 5 adults with epilepsy may have symptoms of ADHD

A study published in the journal Epilepsia – a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy – suggests that almost 1 in 5 people with epilepsy may also have symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. “Little was previously known about … Continue reading

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Check whether your child is suffering from sleep disorder or ADHD?

American Academy of Pediatrics is sending out an eye-opening alert to doctors, parents and teachers, that children might be suffering from a sleep disorder. If a child has a sleep disorder it’s going to be quite difficult to focus in … Continue reading

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