Tag Archives | ADD – ADHD

Attention and Concentration Problems

Attention and Concentration Problems:  Biofeedback and Neurofeedback as Alternative  Therapies for Helping Your Kids Perform Better in School, Sports, and Life Few of us have gone an entire day without hearing a commercial for neurofeedback training as an alternative to medication for children’s attention and concentration problems.  For parents who are fearful about the lack […]

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Is my child’s behavior a side effect of medication?

“Dust mite allergy,” the allergist told John and Tamara, consulting with them about their constantly scratching 10 year old who now had constant red marks on his arms and the backs of his hands, “You’ll have to wash everything, buy hypoallergenic covers, it’ll take a lot of housecleaning.”  This sounded like a perfectly reasonable explanation […]

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Another Study Finds Kids With ADHD Helped By Diet

A new study assessing the effectiveness of a restricted elimination diet on the behavior of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was published in the February 2011 edition of Lancet.  The study was conducted in the Netherlands and Belgium.  They enrolled 100 children (4 – 8 years) and randomly assigned them to either a group that […]

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Childhood ADHD May Predict Depression and Suicidality

A recent study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry showed that children diagnosed with ADHD between 4 to 6 years old were at higher risk of developing depression and suicidality in their teen years.  Girls were at especially higher risk than boys.  Patients with Attention Deficit Disorder have different subtypes, with and without Hyperactivity.  […]

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ADHD and Pesticide Exposure

A recent study published in the June online edition of Pediatrics showed that children with higher levels of organophosphate pesticide metabolites in their urine were at higher risk of developing ADHD symptoms.  For every 10 fold increase in organophosphate pesticide metabolites in the urine there is a 55-72% increase in the odds of developing ADHD. Organophosphate […]

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ADHD in Adolescents Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Stimulants

In a recent study comparing treatment regimens in adolescents with ADHD and substance abuse problems, patients were given Concerta with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and placebo with CBT.  The results were surprising, it appeared that both treatment groups had similar reductions in ADHD symptoms.  The patients who were treated with Concerta did have more side effect symptoms such as […]

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ADHD diagnosed in Adults

More and more adults are now being diagnosed with ADHD.  Part of the reason is that ADHD is now recognized more and more by physicians and the public awareness of the disorder.  I often see children in my practice with ADHD and notice that the parents have very similar symptoms of impulsivity and distractibility.  Sometimes […]

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