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
Teen Drivers and ADHD
For most parents, the idea of their teenager learning to drive is, well, scary. Add in the challenges associated with ADHD, a learning disorder, or autism, and anxiety can skyrocket. A recent study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed that teens with ADHD are about one-third more likely to be involved in a carRead More
Fidget Spinners…Helpful or Distracting?
The fidget spinner craze has reached epic proportions. If you have a child in elementary or middle school, you’ve likely seen one…or about a hundred of them. The 3-sided toy is fashioned in a sort of fan-like or pinwheel shape and is designed to keep restless, or fidgety, hands occupied. Keeping one’s hands busy isRead More
ADHD and Back-to-School: Are You Ready?
Heading back to school is usually an exciting time for kids. There’s the anticipation of meeting new teachers and seeing old friends. But for some kids suffering from ADHD, back-to-school time can be quite the opposite. They may feel anxious about starting a new grade or keeping up with homework assignments and tests. Here areRead More