Treatment Strategies for ADHD
    Treatment Strategies for ADHD

    The National Institute of Mental Health has conducted a study comparing 4 different treatment options for children with a confirmed diagnosis of ADHD. Hundreds of children were involved at six differe…

    TV and ADHD
    TV and ADHD

    The more television that toddlers watch, the more likely they are to have ADHD when they are school age, according to a provocative study in the April 2004 Pediatrics. The study followed more than 2,6…

    A Must for Children with ADHD
    A Must for Children with ADHD

    A recent study has changed my thinking about ADHD, and I hope it changes the way that all children with ADHD are evaluated and treated. And that parents are treated. Parents deserve better understandi…

    ADHD and Snoring
    ADHD and Snoring

    Aren't they angels when they sleep? But sometimes troublesome behavior during the day is caused by what happens each night during sleep. If your child seems to have ADHD and also snores, the two may b…

    A New ADHD Drug
    A New ADHD Drug

    Big News: On November 27, 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Strattera (atomoxetine HCL), a new non-stimulant medicine for ADHD. This is the first new type of drug to be approved…

    Brain Size and ADHD
    Brain Size and ADHD

    Children with ADHD seem to have brain volumes that are about 3 percent lower than their peers, according to a study published in the October 9, 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Associ…

    Tonsils Out to Treat ADHD?
    Tonsils Out to Treat ADHD?

    Evidence continues to mount about a strong connection between chronic sleep deprivation and ADHD. A fascinating study published in the March 2002 issue of Pediatrics found that among the 866 children …

    A Tailored Suit -- Individualized treatment for ADHD?
    A Tailored Suit — Individualized treatment for ADHD?

    A new NIH-funded study published in the February 26, 2002 issue of Neurology, is the first to systematically look at what happens when children are treated with Ritalin, clonidine, a combination of th…

    Tic, Tic, Tic... Ritalin for Kids with ADHD and Tourette's?
    Tic, Tic, Tic… Ritalin for Kids with ADHD and Tourette’s?

    About half the children with tics (involuntary repetitive movements) also have significant ADHD. By and large, this group of children has not been treated with methylphenidate (Ritalin) because of con…

    ADHD and Atomoxetine
    ADHD and Atomoxetine

    To 'vex' means to bring trouble, distress, or agitation -- to irritate or to annoy. A 'vexing' problem is one that is troubling, baffling or puzzling. That reminds me of ADHD! At a time when we are he…

    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ
    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ

    Current evidence tells us that DDT was responsible for a host of medical problems and the deaths of many children - but the link wasn't proven until more than 30 years later! (more…)…

    The Latest on Pregnancy and Alcohol
    The Latest on Pregnancy and Alcohol

    A study in the August 2001 issue of Pediatrics demonstrates the association of prenatal alcohol exposure and later childhood behavior problems at lower levels of alcohol exposure than had been previou…

    Teenager smoking. smoking and snoring can be linked to ADHD
    Smoking, Snoring and ADHD?

    To snoreis fairly common among school-age children, but snoringis more than twice as common among children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to information presented at…

    Atomoxetine For ADHD
    Atomoxetine For ADHD

    Many kids with ADHD take Ritalin or another stimulant medication. Children, parents, and physicians have been interested in good alternatives to stimulants for years. At the May 2001 meeting of the Am…

    Does Your Child Really Have ADHD?
    Does Your Child Really Have ADHD?

    Rates of diagnosing ADHD in some school and medical settings are still 300% higher than in others, according to an article in the March 2001 electronic issue of Pediatrics. Some children are labeled a…

    AAP Guidelines for Diagnosing ADHD
    AAP Guidelines for Diagnosing ADHD

    Too often, difficult children are incorrectly labeled with ADHD. On the other hand, many children who do have ADHD remain undiagnosed. And in either case, related learning disabilities or mood problem…

    Short-Term Memory And ADHD - Like Behavior
    Short-Term Memory And ADHD – Like Behavior

    Some children who are thought to have ADHD don't have significant attention problems at all - short-term memory deficits can produce the ADHD-like behavior. Some children with ADHD also have separate …

    Fine Line Between Sugar & Behavior
    Fine Line Between Sugar & Behavior

    The link between children's behavior and diet is far from clear. Most scientific organizations contend there is little relationship, if any; most parents who have seen their kids bouncing off the wall…

    Ritalin now, drug abuse later?
    Ritalin now, drug abuse later?

    As parents, we want our children to navigate through the teen years without abusing alcohol or drugs. Many are concerned that children with ADHD who take stimulant medications such as Ritalin might be…

    Ritalin and Tics?
    Ritalin and Tics?

    Parents and doctors have observed that some children with ADHD who have taken Ritalin have developed tics (involuntary movements) or other symptoms of Tourette syndrome. These symptoms have often not …