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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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

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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 »

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