Category Archives: Learning Disorders

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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Subtle Signs May Lead to More Precise ADHD Diagnosis

Researchers are making progress toward characterizing different subgroups of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Experts believe this differentiation could aid in determining optimal treatment options for patients based on their specific symptom profile. In a new study, Penn State investigators discovered young adults … Continue reading

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Why and how doctors can treat ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood and adolescence. It is a controversial subject for multiple reasons, including concerns about overdiagnosing the disorder, excessively medicating young children, why the prevalence is different among various countries and whether … Continue reading

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Why it’s time to investigate the overlap between autism and ADHD?

The most influential psychiatric handbook prohibited a joint diagnosis of autism and ADHD until 2013. But the link could be significant Until as late as 2013 a joint (or comorbid) diagnosis of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was … Continue reading

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Several children hospitalized for taking classmate’s ADHD medication

Six children at Liberty City Elementary School have been transported to the hospital after ingesting a fellow student’s prescription pills. According to the Miami-Dade County School Board, a fifth-grade student shared Clonidine, Friday morning, with several of his peers. This … Continue reading

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Working out the genetic risk for ADHD

Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers. A new study suggests how the risk gene ADGRL3 (LPHN3) … Continue reading

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Treating ADHD in Children: It’s Not All About Medication

Dr Hansa Bhargava, a practicing pediatrician and medical editor with Medscape, answers the questions from parents of children with ADHD about the ways to treat ADHD without medication……. When treating ADHD in children, the more typical practice in the United … Continue reading

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Why Parents and Doctors Should Think About A.D.H.D. in Preschool

Preschool children are supposed to run around a lot and jump from one activity to the next. Trying to decide whether a 4-year-old’s activity level or attention span is truly problematic can raise a challenging mix of questions and concerns … Continue reading

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