Dr. Robert Myers, PhD

Dr. Robert Myers is a child psychologist with more than 30 years of experience working with children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD - ADHD) and learning disabilities. Dr. Myers is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UC Irvine School of Medicine. "Dr. Bob" has provided practical information for parents as a radio talk show host and as editor of Child Development Institute's website, childdevelopmentinfo.com. Dr. Myers earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.

Your ADHD Teenager and the Car

By Dr. Robert Myers, PhD

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Teenagers, especially boys, begin talking about driving by the time they're 15. In some states, a Learner's Permit is available at 15 and a driver's license at 16. Statistics show that 16-year-old drivers have more accidents per driving mile than any other age. Generally, about 20 percent of fatal speed-related crashes are caused by drivers... Read more »

Dr. Bob’s Summer Vacation Tips for Kids with ADHD

By Dr. Robert Myers, PhD


Dr. Bob: Help! I have a ten-year-old son with ADHD, and I'm dreading summer vacation. Last year was a disaster. He teased his younger brother and sister constantly, and was forever stomping around the house shouting "I'm bored!" -- and then getting into trouble! Is there anything we can do this year to make the summer... Read more »

ADHD Medication: Can Your Child Go Without? Behavioral Therapy for ADHD Can be a Good Alternative

By Dr. Robert Myers, PhD


In a recent commentary in The Boston Globe, pediatrician Claudia Meininger Gold wrote, “medication can't fix a broken childhood.”  She goes on to say, “with our over-reliance on psychoactive medication, we have created another Ponzi scheme where, just as Bernard Madoff's investment fund was not really earning any money, we are fooling ourselves into thinking... Read more »

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