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Medication

5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child Is Upset or Angry

Parents dread having to deal with meltdowns. However, parents of children with ADHD may face more meltdowns than other parents. Children with ADHD are more …

Food Allergies and Summer Camp: What to Consider

Summer is about having fun and taking a break from school. For parents, it can mean finding a way to entertain their kids; sending them to camp is …

8 Secret Tips for Parents of Children with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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 …

Rewards may work like drugs for children with ADHD.

A research study conducted at Nottingham University in the UK found that immediate reward in the form of points in a video game had a …

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 …

ADHD: To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

I fully understand the concerns of parents regarding medication for ADHD. My wife and I struggled with this when my son was 5. He had …

ADHD Kids Helped by Relaxation Techniques

A recent exploratory study conducted at a private school reported in Current Issues in Education stated that the use of meditation can be beneficial to …

ADHD Medication: Can Your Child Go Without?

In a commentary in The Boston Globe, pediatrician Claudia Meininger Gold wrote, “medication can’t fix a broken childhood.”  She goes on to say, “with our …

Antidepressants Cut Risk of Hospital Re-admission for Suicidal Youth

Suicidal adolescents who were prescribed an antidepressant medication during inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment were 85 percent less likely than others to be readmitted within a …

New Research Uncovers How Antidepressants Work

Reserachers at Queensland Brain Insitute in Australia have discovered the class of drugs that increase levels of a neurotransmitter known as ‘norepinephrine’ triggers neurogenesis – …

How to Control Acne in Your Teen

  Teenagers are famously unkind to each other, and having an acne problem is like having a target on your back. Cruel comments and poor …