Much research has been logged on the connection between diet and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), a common neurological condition in children and teenagers that affects attention. Do specific foods aggravate it in some kids? Can eliminating certain foods help with symptoms in others? Board-certified pediatric neurologist Dr. Dilip Karnik recently contributed to an articleRead More
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
Have kids with ADHD had a harder time during the pandemic?
New research is finding that children and teenagers with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) may have been experiencing a harder time than others stemming from challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Child Neurology Consultants’ board-certified pediatric neurologist Dr. Michael Reardon recently contributed to an article on the subject for Verywell Mind. Examples of pandemic-related stressesRead More
Spotlight on Dr. Michael Reardon: Compassion Runs Deep
Dr. Michael Reardon is one of our veteran physicians here at Child Neurology Consultants and has been with the practice since the very beginning. He’s also a veteran of many other things. Dr. Reardon is a veteran in the local pediatric neurology community, having previously served as co-director of the Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Association ClinicRead More
Easing Back-to-School Anxiety
Austin and Central Texas students are heading back to school this month with new backpacks, lunchboxes, and probably a few butterflies in their stomachs. There’s always an air of excitement surrounding the new school year when meeting new friends and teachers, and of course, reconnecting with old ones. This year, there may be some bitsRead More
FAQ with Dr. Dilip Karnik: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, has become one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders affecting children and adolescents. The CDC’s most recent report on ADHD estimates that there are more than 6 million kids affected by this condition in the United States. Yet for young people living with ADHD, there is still often confusionRead More
Is there racial disparity in ADHD diagnoses? Dr. Dilip Karnik weighs in for Verywell Family
As of 2016 more than 6 million children in the U.S. had ADHD (CDC), and that number has likely only increased over the past five years. ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a common neurological disorder that causes children (and adults) to be easily distracted, have difficulty paying attention or lose focus, or act impulsively.Read More
ADHD: What to know from Dr. Lindsay Elton in HealthCentral
How much do you know about ADHD? There’s a fair chance that someone in your immediate circle is affected by it. According to a recent study in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), roughly one in ten children and teens in the U.S. face challenges of this common neurodevelopmental disorder. The CDC also saysRead More
Videogame approved by FDA for ADHD: Should you try it?
The FDA recently approved a new type of therapy for children (between the ages of eight and twelve years old) with ADHD in the form of a videogame. The game is called EndeavorRX and is available solely by prescription from a doctor. Dr. Dilip Karnik, one of Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s board-certified pediatric neurologistsRead More
How is ADHD Treated?
These days, it’s common to know someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. A friend’s child. Your child’s classmate. A family member. Even an adult coworker. More than 17 million people in the U.S. are currently living with ADHD. A person with ADHD has unique issues with their brain activity which makes paying attentionRead More