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posted: Thursday February 12th - 11:55am
Managing My Child's School Behavior Problems
My child has behavior problems in school. He always talks to another child while the teacher is talking and he gets out of his seat while kids are doing desk work. Can I work with the teacher to manage these behaviors, or should I request an IEP or a 504 Plan?
posted: Thursday February 12th - 11:44am
How Do I Change My Child's IEP?
I came up with what I thought was an effective accommodation for my daughter at a 504 Plan meeting, but after a month, I realized that it wasn't helping her. How can I swap this out for something that would work better?
posted: Thursday February 12th - 9:55am
Can Natural Treatments Help My Overly-Worried ADHD Child?
My son has anxiety problems at school and at home. He worries about everything — doing well on tests, his dog getting sick, Ebola. Are there natural treatments that can help?
First, I would make sure that he sees a qualified physician to help with the diagnosis. This is not something that should be handled by a parent alone. There are natural treatments available. I divide them into two types: mental health/mind-body treatments and nutritional supplements. In the first category, depending on your son's age, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be helpful. Two mind-body interventions, self-hypnosis training and...
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posted: Monday February 9th - 12:18pm
How Do I Know When It's Time to Try ADHD Medication?
I am an adult with ADHD, and I do not take medication. I do fine most of the time, but there are moments, especially at work, when I feel medication would help me focus. Should I ask my doctor to prescribe it?
This is an individual decision. ADHD medication certainly could help, but, before you consider taking meds, it is important to evaluate how lack of focus affects your life. If there is substantial impact, medication might be the answer. There are, of course, possible side effects that you need to be aware of and evaluate if they occur. I always recommend natural treatments first. Do you eat a...
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posted: Monday February 9th - 12:12pm
Can "Green Time" Help ADHD Children Contol Symptoms?
Will time spent outside in nature help my son better manage his symptoms? He takes medication, but I have read that nature can help a child with ADHD.
The research on "green time" for managing ADHD symptoms is suggestive rather than compelling. There is anecdotal evidence, and there are a few small studies. However, I do believe that spending time in nature is a positive thing for any child, and especially for children with ADHD. A patient of mine, a 10-year-old with ADHD, could barely sit still for five minutes. When his grandfather took him...
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posted: Wednesday February 4th - 9:00am
“Meds Make Me Feel Weird!?”
It’s decision time for one young adult with ADHD: take ADHD meds and go to college, or don’t take meds and join the Marines.
posted: Tuesday December 9th - 11:36am
They’re Outta Here! My ADHD Is Chasing Away Potential Girlfriends
A young adult wonders why he doesn’t have friends or romantic relationships for more than a month.
posted: Friday November 21st - 5:11pm
I am a 42-year-old husband diagnosed with ADHD. I feel bad about coming up short in doing chores. I say I'm going to take out the trash, but then my thoughts fly off elsewhere and I walk right past the trash can. Help!
posted: Friday November 21st - 5:07pm
How Safe Are Stimulants?
I've been taking ADHD medication for a decade. Everyone keeps telling me stimulants are safe, but have there been any long-term studies of people who have been taking a stimulant for decades?
posted: Friday November 21st - 5:01pm« All Blogs
Just the Facts, Please
I have friends who say that ADHD is not real. Can you give me some hard facts about ADHD to be able to persuade them otherwise?