Symptoms and Conditions: ADHD

7 things I still don’t understand

There are still so many things that I don’t understand. 1. Why are so many kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?  Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with ADD, a rate that has increased 42 percent … Continue reading

Why are we seeing an increase in these patients?

In the ICU the closest I get to caring for children with psychiatric or developmental disorders are mostly teenagers that have overdosed on medications with subsequent medical symptoms or young toddlers and middle school children with violent behavior that require … Continue reading

The cure for ADHD?

Controversy regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder began with the first scientific description of this condition in 1902 by Sir George Still. He described the problem as a behavior “which cannot be accounted for by any fault of environment.” The view … Continue reading

7 questions to ask before using ADHD meds

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at a significantly greater risk for substance abuse problems than other children, according to recently reported research in the July, 2014 issue of Pediatrics. This raises many questions that parents should consider before placing … Continue reading

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