Category Archives: Diagnosis

Can ADHD Appear for the First Time in Adulthood?

Two recent studies suggest that Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), usually diagnosed in children, may show up for the first time in adulthood. And not only can ADHD appear for the first time after childhood, but the symptoms for adult-onset … Continue reading

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Clinical acumen key in discerning autism, attention deficit

A widely used diagnostic test for autism can reliably distinguish the condition from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but not always. Relying solely on the test results can send clinicians down the wrong path, warns a new study. The findings … Continue reading

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ADHD: A Natural Approach

Children struggling to focus on tasks and control their behavior may be evaluated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Before giving a firm diagnosis, clinicians should assess underlying factors such as trauma, nutritional deficiencies and food allergies that could affect … Continue reading

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Putting Your Kid on ADHD Medication

Here are some questions to ask yourself before your start filling prescriptions for your child: * Am I sure my child really has ADHD, rather than some other problem which is causing him to be inattentive? * Has my child … Continue reading

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We’re Thinking About ADHD All Wrong, Says A Top Pediatrician

Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are up around 30 percent compared with 20 years ago. These days, if a 2-year-old won’t sit still for circle time in preschool, she’s liable to be referred for evaluation, which can put her … Continue reading

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Does Every Kid Have ADHD Now?

Girls are all the rage in parenting discussions today. Recently, Parents magazine devoted a cover story to the challenges girls face today, including a concurrent rise in STEM opportunities and increased rates of anxiety and depression diagnoses at relatively young … Continue reading

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A different perspective on why prescriptions of ADHD drugs have soared

The first question we have to ask is why more children are being diagnosed with ADHD. The general consensus among clinicians is that it is a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors that interact to determine the presentation of … Continue reading

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A new research finds “How ADHD brain differs from the normal one?”

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have weaker connections among brain networks that help the mind focus, a new study suggests. Using MRI brain scans from 180 children with and without ADHD, researchers found that kids with the disorder … Continue reading

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Pharma Industry and TV ‘Screen Time’ Blamed for Huge Spike in ADHD Diagnoses in the US

The number of American kids diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, has spiked, and experts say there could be two reasons for the trend: Young people spending more time in front of electronic screens, and pharmaceutical companies … Continue reading

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Brain scans better at detecting ADHD in children

Researchers at Yale University say brain scans helped them identify certain patterns that predicted a person’s ability to stay focused. “I think ADHD is under-diagnosed by the number of children who are actually treated; however, I do think it is … Continue reading

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