Younger school entry could set stage for ADHD diagnosis
The youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in early grades, a study shows, an intriguing finding for parents on the fence about when to start their child in school.
The study found younger students, especially boys, are also more likely to be started on medications for ADHD and kept on the drugs longer than the oldest children. The medications are generally safe, but can have harmful side effects.
Children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — commonly referred to as ADHD — may have significant differences in brain structure, compared to children without such symptoms, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The number of young women prescribed medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) skyrocketed between 2003 and 2015, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In 2009, pediatrician and former medical school professor Bose Ravenel and I published The Diseasing of America’s Children, in which we argued from facts that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other childhood behavior disorders were inventions of the psychological, psychiatric and pharmaceutical industry.
Ed Sheeran's friends and family are convinced he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The chart-topping star has never been diagnosed with the brain disorder, which is marked by an inability to pay attention for concerted periods of time and hyperactivity - but has revealed it was repeatedly suggested to him throughout his childhood.
Ed, who admits to being a "weird" child, shared: "I was never diagnosed but everyone is convinced I have ADHD."
Suits: RI town discriminated against officer with ADHD
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Charlestown police officer has filed a pair of lawsuits in federal court against the town and its police department, saying he was discriminated against based on his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2iYS9Un ) Evan Speck says his condition led him to ask for more time to review new departmental regulations. He says he was subsequently suspended and ordered to undergo a "fitness for duty" examination.
Nonprofit organizes Greenwich ADHD workshop with leading psychologist
GREENWICH — The Westport-based nonprofit Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Inc. will present a half-day workshop on helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Friday.
The program, titled “Effective Approaches to Developing Executive Function Skills” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Innis Arden Golf Club at 120 Tomac Avenue in Greenwich. Feature speaker will be bestselling author Peg Dawson.
Dear Doctor K: My daughter has ADHD. I have heard conflicting reports about ADHD medication for kids. Please tell me, is it safe and does it work?
Dear Reader: ADHD stands for "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention and are impulsive and hyperactive. These symptoms can get in their way and make it harder for them to function at school and at home. ADHD also interferes with a child's ability to form and keep...
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