Child Neurology Consultants’ board-certified pediatric neurologist Dr. Jinfon Ong recently contributed to an article about cerebral palsy (CP) for SELF. He shared insight specifically on a form of this common condition known as spastic cerebral palsy. Spactic cerebral palsy affects about 80% of those diagnosed with CP, and it is something we treat often inRead More
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Can kids become addicted to ADHD medications?
A common concern many parents have when considering ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) medications for their child is if they are addicting. While people with ADHD can have addictive personalities and hyper-focused tendencies, growing research has shown that the ADHD meds themselves used to curb these very symptoms are typically not addictive. In fact, there isRead More
Dr. Keough Featured in HealthDay on CBD Treatment for Children
In 2019 the FDA approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol, also called CBD), which is made from cannabis, as an effective therapy for some forms of severe epilepsy in patients who do not respond well to traditional anti-seizure medicines. Generic medical cannabis, which includes both CBD and THC, is now widely used to treat many things such as chronicRead More