Author Archive | Robert Myers, PhD

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Do As I Say and As I Do

Children learn to imitate at a very young age. It’s how they learn to behave, care for themselves, develop new skills, and communicate with others. From their earliest moments they watch you closely and pattern their own behavior and beliefs after yours. Your examples become permanent images, which will shape their attitudes and actions for […]

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testing for adhd genes

Guesswork in prescribing medications for ADHD moves one step toward elimination due to recent genetic research.

Up until now, the prescribing of medication for children with attention deficit hyperactivity is often tedious for the physician and the family.  Children who do not respond to the first stimulant prescribed may respond to the next one tried or the one after that. There are two types of stimulants found to be effective for […]

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Your child diagnosed with ADHD? May want to check their zinc and iron levels.

A recent research study to be published in the August 2010 issue of Child Psychiatry and Human Development found that low blood levels for zinc and iron are associated with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder based on scores on the Conner’s Parent Rating Scale through the low levels were not associated with higher scores […]

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ADHD: Disorder or Difference?

The word “disorder” conjures up images of illness, disease and serious disabilities.  All parents want to see their child as the smartest, most capable and best liked boy or girl on the block.  So why would they want to have a label attached to them that often coveys just the opposite–such as slow learner, under-achiever […]

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