Tag "ADHD"

Navigating the school years can be challenging for any parent, but can be particularly daunting when your child has ADHD. One of the most crucial first steps at the beginning of each year is to talk to your child’s teacher. › Continue Reading

Typically, ADHD is diagnosed during the school years, particularly around age 7. But it is possible to diagnose it as early as four years old. However, it is a difficult diagnosis to make at this young age. All preschoolers, by › Continue Reading

Kids are not little adults, but they certainly experience many of the same emotions that we do. Anger is something that everyone endures – from “typical” kids to kids who have other health diagnoses like depression, anxiety, or ADHD.  And › Continue Reading

Considering magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been around since the late 1970’s, most people have seen, heard about, or even experienced an MRI for themselves. It is not, however, customary to have much information about functional MRIs (fMRI) and its combination of still › Continue Reading

Kids are jumping for joy because summertime is almost here. While your son or daughter is likely counting down to the last day of school now, it won’t be long before he or she is complaining of boredom later. If your child › Continue Reading

Tanya Froehlich, MD, MS, FAAP, discusses the issues surrounding A.D.H.D. diagnosis and why it is important. Though valid concerns have been raised about A.D.H.D. over-diagnosis and medication misuse, A.D.H.D. is a real medical issue that can significantly improve with proper › Continue Reading

Country music is like medicine to my 9-year-old son. Sometimes when he’s having a bad day or if he’s been bullied, he’ll come home and listen to the music on his tablet all afternoon just to feel better. Connor was › Continue Reading

Parents of school-age children who have behavioral difficulties in school often wonder: “Does my child have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?” Determining if a child has one (or both) of the conditions is important › Continue Reading

A new study reinforces the link between ADHD and pyrethroid, a class of pesticide used frequently in homes. The study by Cincinnati Children’s, published in the journal Environmental Health, took a look at data from 687 children, ages eight to › Continue Reading

A new study shows that young teens, ages 12-15, diagnosed with both ADHD and conduct disorder (aggressive, destructive or deceitful behavior), are three-to-five times more likely to use alcohol and tobacco. “Early onset of substance abuse is a significant public › Continue Reading

A study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the medications used to treat its symptoms may increase weight gain in teens who were treated for ADHD when they were children. This study › Continue Reading

A new Cincinnati Children’s study hopes to make a difference for children who struggle with reading and attention problems. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD and Jennifer Vannest, PhD first started the study using brain images to objectively diagnose reading disabilities such as dyslexia. › Continue Reading

A new study shows a surge in cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children.  ADHD diagnoses rose 24 percent among the 842,000 children, ages 5 to 11, who were followed from 2001 to 2010 in the Kaiser Permanente study. › Continue Reading