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.
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 says
Do you know what “FFFF” is? It stands for Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fib. These words describe our natural reactions when we are confused, scared or challenged. For special needs children, especially those with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the FFFF response can easily go from zero to sixty in no time at all.
Students across Central Texas are heading back to school over these next few weeks. But whether they are going back in person, online, or participating in a hybrid option, there are bound to be fears and anxieties (both for children and parents) with the start of this new school year. Child Neurology Consultants of Austin’s
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 neurologists
Join us on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CT The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented change and stress. To help support our families during this time, we have launched a series of video broadcasts streamed live on Facebook about various topics that impact our patient families. You can access our past videos here.
Could there be a link between a TBI (traumatic brain injury, like a concussion) suffered early in childhood and ADHD later on? New research hints that may be a possibility. A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that young children hospitalized with a head injury may be at a greater risk for developing ADHD
Holiday gift-giving for children can be overwhelming to say the least. There are so many options, and no shortage of advertisements wooing them on TV, online, and everywhere else in between. There are additional considerations in order too when choosing a gift for a child with a learning and developmental disorder, like autism, or ADHD.
The first day of school can bring about a whole spectrum of emotions for kiddos – from eager anticipation to massive anxiety. Add into the mix challenges associated with a learning and developmental disorder or ADHD, and there are bound to be jitters as they walk into a new classroom this year. Here are five
What’s all the beef about fish these days? Well, fish oil actually. Fish oil and its more recently manufactured supplements have been used for hundreds of years by cultures all over the world to treat everything from skin ailments to high cholesterol. In fact, it’s the third most commonly used supplement in the U.S. today.