Monthly Archives: December 2016

How much money is spent on health care for kids, where does it go?

Health care spending on children grew 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, with the most money spent in 2013 on inpatient well-newborn care, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and well-dental care, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Joseph … Continue reading

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You May Need to Rethink Medication for ADHD

An article @ psychcentral throws light on some of the questions each parents might be having while medicating their  children with ADHD… Why should I consider medication? According to a well-known pediatrician working with ADHD over the past 20+ years … Continue reading

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What It’s Like Having ADHD During Finals Week

Dealing with ADHD in academia is hard enough; dealing with it during finals can be downright traumatic. Finals week is both frustratingly stressful and nervously exciting. All that’s left are a few exams, maybe a paper or project, and it’s … Continue reading

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Office supplies, exercise could help calm ADHD symptoms

ADHD, which stands for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, starts early in childhood, but not all children with the condition will have it into adulthood. Experts with WEB-MD say that although ADHD in childhood does not mean you’ll have it … Continue reading

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Students With ADHD Not Helped by Common Test Accommodations

Offering students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder extended testing time or frequent breaks does not appear to help them perform better on a standardized test than other students with ADHD who do not get such accommodations, says a new study … Continue reading

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Depressed? It could be adult ADHD

Mark Williams had suffered for years from symptoms that “looked like depression”. Racing thoughts and confused states left him feeling miserable, says the father-of-one. In 2011, he had a mental breakdown after his wife Michelle developed post-natal depression and he … Continue reading

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Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Despite a wealth of research, how and why autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders appear is still unknown. The search is on for any factors that might contribute to these psychological conditions. A recent study focuses on maternal allergies. Already, lines … Continue reading

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ALIEF ISD IS HELPING KIDS WITH ADHD AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS

Motion is helping kids improve test scores and stay more focused on school work, according to one Houston area school district that’s on the front-line of helping kids with ADHD and behavioral problems. “Just think when we were kids, the … Continue reading

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Schools struggle as autism diagnoses rise 25 per cent

Schools are “struggling” to provide for autistic pupils following a 25 per cent increase in autism diagnoses in the past four years, according to government data and local area inspection letters. The first published inspections of councils’ “local offers” for … Continue reading

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Atopic Dermatitis Increases Risk for ADHD

Atopic dermatitis (AD) was associated with increased risk for attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADD/ADHD) in both children and adults, and risk was further heightened for those with more severe AD symptoms and frequent sleep interruption, according to … Continue reading

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