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Behavioral Treatment for Children with ADHD

In their Treatment Guidelines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (1), the American Academy of Pediatrics clearly states that a care plan for children with this condition should include behavioral treatment along with any prescribed medication. For some children with mild to moderate symptoms behavioral treatment may prove sufficient to improve or alleviate symptoms. Also, some […]

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ADHD Diagnosis

Some parents see signs of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in their toddler long before the child enters school. The child may lose interest in playing a game or watching a TV show, or may run around completely out of control. But because children mature at different rates and are very different in personality, temperament, and […]

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ADHD Symptoms

The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms appear early in a child’s life.  Because many normal children may have these symptoms, but at a low level, or the symptoms may be caused by another disorder, it is important that the child receive a thorough examination and appropriate diagnosis by a […]

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ADHD Causes

One of the first questions a parent will have is “Why? What went wrong?” “Did I do something to cause this?” There is little compelling evidence at this time that ADHD can arise purely from social factors or child-rearing methods. Most substantiated causes appear to fall in the realm of neurobiology and genetics.  This is […]

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ADHD / ADD- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – 8 Secrets Every Parent Should Know

For the parents of a child with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, everyday tasks turn into battles—from getting the child out the door in the morning to getting him to bed at night. My son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, so I remember what it was like to have a daily tug […]

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ADHD Medications for Children – Medication List, Side-effects, Research

Medications known as stimulants have long been employed in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These medications improve a chemical imbalance in the brain which is causing the symptoms. A number of neuro-imaging studies have shown that the brain functioning of ADHD patients does improve and appears to be more like the normal group […]

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ADHD Guidelines – Information

Parents need to be well informed about ADHD and how it can effect their child as well as what they can do to help their child experience a happy, successful childhood. The articles below are easily available on the internet and provide comprehensive and practical information from reliable sources. ONE CAVEAT: There is a lot of misinformation on […]

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ADD – ADHD in Children – Information and Solutions

ADD – ADHD or attention deficit/hyperactivity affects almost 10% of children in the USA or close to 5 million children and adolescents from three to eighteen years of age.  ADD – ADHD is a brain disorder (or as we like to call it a brain difference) that causes kids and teens to experience difficulty with […]

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