The idea is to put mental health centers in schools. The concept has been around for some time, and is now starting to gain traction in the Washington, D.C. area.
A doctor says there are only two or three psychiatrists in private practice in D.C. who work with preschoolers, along with those seeing kids through the city’s Department of Behavioral Health.
Data collected on 378,881 children between the ages of 4 to 17 showed that children born in August were more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD or receive ADHD medication than those born in September, a new study finds.
Adderall is a stimulant drug often used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is on the rise, especially among girls.
Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders are at a
high risk of developing substance abuse problems later. And the American
Academy of Pediatrics is out with additional guidance for doctors designed to help
reverse that troubling trend.