The celebrity doctor speaks with WTOP on the overdiagnosis of ADHD and the effectiveness of the drugs that combat it, as well as a new website and app that helps patients set up house calls.
The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK’d Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. The device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain.
Research published in the medical journal JAMA concluded that sugar does not affect behavior or cognitive performance in children, but a small effect of sugar on subsets of children can’t be completely ruled out either.
By the age of 5, children who spent two hours or more looking at a screen each day were 7.7 times more likely to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD when compared to children who spent 30 minutes or less each day on a screen, a new study shows.
“Being involved and making sure they’re on top of things is really key for kids with ADHD,” said a former local educator. October is ADHD Awareness Month.
The current must-have toy craze has something extra to offer besides being colorful, inexpensive, simple to operate, and ubiquitous — it’s supposed to help children focus.
For parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study delivers some uplifting news.
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.
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