Monthly Archives: May 2015

Is ADHD biological or environmental?

A 2012 article in Psychology Today discussed the fact that French children are treated very differently for ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) compared to American children, and are diagnosed far less often. The suggestion was that American doctors could be wrong in … Continue reading

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Does American Lifestyle Exacerbate ADHD?

In a country like the United States, where a common way of raising your kids includes letting them do whatever they want. Many American children are raised in an environment devoid of strict rules and limits, which shows in their … Continue reading

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Does Artificial Food Coloring Contribute to ADHD in Children?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintains artificial food dyes are safe but some research studies have found the dyes can contribute to hyperactive behavior in children. Food dyes have been controversial since pediatrician Benjamin Feingold published findings in the … Continue reading

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ADHD Medication: Scary Facts Many Parents Don’t Know

A therapist from Canada wants to make certain that parents get all the information before making a choice regarding their treatment plan. Too often parents only hear a limited part of this complex diagnosis and its treatment options. He wanted … Continue reading

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Factors influencing ADHD diagnosis

Insurance and socioeconomic status as well as race/ethnicity seem to influence whether a child is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). … Continue reading

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Kids with ADHD More Likely to Have a Binge Eating Disorder

According to research conducted at John Hopkins Children’s Center, there is a strong connection between children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the food they eat. They’re more likely to have a binge eating disorder. Previous research done on … Continue reading

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Use Of ADHD Medication For Children is Above Average in the U.S. and Georgia

Too many young children in the U.S. and Georgia with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder might be getting medication rather than behavioral therapy. That’s according to a national parental survey on ADHD presented by a CDC researcher during a recent mental … Continue reading

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1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD

One in 10 children and teens has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new government report. That number has remained relatively steady since 2007, according to government estimates. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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Antidepressants and drugs for dementia and ADHD ‘are harmful’, leading professor warns

People should stop taking antidepressants and drugs for dementia and ADHD, as their benefits are exaggerated and they would be healthier in the long-term without them, a leading professor has suggested. Peter Gotzsche said psychiatric drugs are responsible for the … Continue reading

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Children Who Don’t Get ADHD Treatment Can Have Problems Into Adulthood

Not getting treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can affect more than just a child’s ability to sit still. In some cases, it can have long-term effects on things such as substance abuse, driving ability, and eating habits. Criminal … Continue reading

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