Category Archives: Learning Disorders

ADHD: Can immaturity be a factor?

The youngest children in a school class are more likely to be prescribed medication to control symptoms ofattention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than older children of their peer group, a new study suggests. Children with ADHD typically have trouble staying … Continue reading

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Spotting early signs of ADHD in young children

The first day of school marks the beginning of a new phase in a child’s life and the start of a future full of possibilities. It’s for this reason both parents and teachers should be acutely aware of the symptoms … Continue reading

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Too many children with ADHD are taking anti-psychotic drugs: Canadian study

ADHD is diagnosed in about one in 20 kids, according to new Canadian research, but how many are prescribed anti-psychotics that come with lifelong side effects? Scientists behind a new study out of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) worry … Continue reading

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‘Stuck on media’: Increased digital media usage could lead to ADHD, less creativity in children

How much screen time is too much? As high-tech gadgets grow in popularity, more children are increasing their daily screen time, or the amount of time spent on electronic devices such as tablets or smartphones. And one local pediatrician says … Continue reading

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Malfunctioning part of ‘ADHD gene’ identified, clearing way for specialized medications

ADHD is highly genetic, and [the ADGRL3 gene] in particular has long been implicated it its development…Now, a new study goes even further, finding a specific malfunction on the gene that is highly associated with [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] and … Continue reading

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In The Year Of ‘Clean Sleep’, Parents Need To Question A Diagnosis Of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complicated condition characterised by a short attention span, an inability to listen, fidgeting and excessive chatter. In the UK, children are diagnosed only after the corroboration of several parties, including family doctors, parents … Continue reading

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Improved Academic Performance and Medication Rebound in Patients with ADHD Following the Use of Vayarin®, a Multi-Year, Real-World Retrospective Study

Up to 75 percent of individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience emotional dysregulation, according to Research in Developmental Disabilities. Emotional dysregulation is characterized by rapid, poorly controlled shifts in emotion, mood swings and behavioral outbursts. Studies have shown … Continue reading

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Using Stimulants to Get Hired, Not High

The ‘Adderall Generation’ is making its way from school to the workplace. The use of Adderall, the amphetamine salt used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as other ADHD medication, is on the rise among young adults. … Continue reading

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Melatonin use in children with a neurodevelopmental illness

Melatonin has been studied in various populations including children, adults, and the elderly.  It has also been studied among individuals with mood disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s dementia, and in children with neurodevelopmental problems. Melatonin has few side effects and is secreted … Continue reading

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There are no tests to prove ADHD diagnosis

It’s the time of year when children might demonstrate a difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities. They might lose things, they might be easily distracted, they might have difficulty playing quietly or they might talk excessively. This may … Continue reading

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