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Nearly One Million Kindergarten Children Per Year Misdiagnosed With ADHD

According to a recent study by a Michigan State University economist, nearly one million children in kindergarten in the United States are misdiagnosed with ADHD.  The study attributes this to the disparity of ages in a kindergarten classroom.  Most kindergarten classrooms have children who are either 5 or 6 years old.  The study shows that […]

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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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Under the Radar: How Girls with ADHD Go Undetected And Why the Correct Diagnosis is Important for Girls and Boys Alike

“I never suspected my nine-year-old daughter’s inability to concentrate was due to ADHD,” said Diane, the mother of three girls. “She isn’t ‘hyper’ or noisy—in fact, just the opposite. Kayla is the middle child—she’s quiet and tends to daydream a lot. We were frustrated because she couldn’t ever seem to concentrate or get her schoolwork […]

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