Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lets understand the Inherent Unreliability of the ADHD Label from a psychiatrist

Dr. Lieberman, is an eminent psychiatrist. His son was going to nursery school, and they said he’s not paying attention and were concerned. ‘You should have him tested.’ We had him tested. The neuropsychologist said, ‘Well there’s some kind of, … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Linked to ADHD

More than a third of people with ongoing “central pain” may also have ADHD, a small study suggests. Central pain stems from damage to the central nervous system — the brain, brain stem and spinal cord. It differs from ongoing … Continue reading

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Can better nutrition instead of drugs an ADHD cure for children?

In 2012, the highly respected, peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics published a paper titled “The Diet Factor in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” by two pediatricians — Gordon Millichap and Michelle Yee — who specialize in work with children who exhibit classic ADHD … Continue reading

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What to do when you suspect an ADHD diagnosis for your child?

* Get informed. For more trusted information online, try the American Academy of Pediatrics’s site Healthychildren.org (healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/Understanding-ADHD.aspx), the national advocacy group CHADD (www.chadd.org), and Mount Sinai Parenting Center (mountsinai.org/parenting-center) * Touch base with the teacher. “Parents often worry that their … Continue reading

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A simpler treatment for ADHD

According to John Rosemond with a research-based treatment plan for ADHD involving a combination of strategic discipline, restricting electronic media and diet ADHD symptoms disappeared in numerous occasions. In 2012, the highly respected, peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics published a paper titled … Continue reading

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Can tae kwon do be used as an ADHD therapy?

15-year-old from Canton has a fierce kick, and is training for a black belt in the martial art of tae kwon do. She said that tae kwon do practice – alleviates the symptoms of her attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – helps her … Continue reading

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One third of children with ADHD diagnosed before age of 6

A new report examining the diagnostic experiences of children in the US diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has revealed that one third of children with the condition are diagnosed before the age of 6. For this survey, information was obtained … Continue reading

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Can Graves disease mimic ADHD symptoms?

A teen’s behavior during the changes in adolescence like weight change, trouble focusing, dropping grades might sometimes lead to an ADHD diagnosis. But these symptoms could also indicate Graves disease. Graves disease, a condition where the thyroid works overtime, can … Continue reading

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