ADHD & ADD

Do ADHD Kids Have “Dimmer Prospects” in Life?

By Elisabeth Wilkins

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between three and seven percent of school-aged children in the U.S. have ADHD. Child prescriptions for ADHD have climbed 50 percent in the last ten years. Many parents wonder, "If my child has this diagnosis today, will it affect him negatively as an adult?" While a new study points to... Read more »

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How My Gifted Child Was Misdiagnosed with ADHD

By Amanda Lane

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Who knew having a “GIFTED” child could be so challenging? I knew my daughter had a gift…I mean she was really reading chapter books to me on her 4th birthday!  And that is just one of the things my husband and I noticed.  Her preschool teacher didn’t seem to notice her gift, but of course she... Read more »

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Dr. Bob on ADHD: To Medicate or Not to Medicate?

By Dr. Robert Myers, PhD

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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 a great response to stimulant medication and remained on medication until he was 14. He suffered no observable side effects. He is a 6’4” guy who completed college with honors... Read more »