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posted: Monday March 29th - 6:00pm
Health Care Law Loophole: Insurers Refuse New Coverage for Children With Pre-Existing Conditions
A major cornerstone of the health care legislation President Barack Obama signed last week is aimed at providing coverage for children with pre-existing health conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Will insurance companies hold up their end of the bargain?
Within six months of Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 into law, or by September 23, 2010, insurance companies offering group or individual plans are not supposed to be allowed to deny any child under age 19 coverage based on pre-existing conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). But they may try...
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posted: Wednesday March 17th - 12:00pm
Happy St. Patrick's Day: ADHD and Alcohol, What You Need to Know
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the healthy and happy way. What you need to know about alcohol and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) medications.
posted: Tuesday March 9th - 11:30am
As ADHD Diagnoses Increase Are We Better Off?
ADD/ADHD diagnoses and treatments (including therapy and medication) are on the rise. Life might have been simpler before ADD/ADHD became a recognized mental health condition, but was it better?
More children are seeking treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). More doctors are prescribing antipsychotic drugs to young kids to treat ADD/ADHD. More and more children are being medicated for mental health problems period. Is that so wrong? Or were things simpler, easier, and were we better off overall in the pre-medicated, pre-diagnosed age? An interesting piece by Erik Kolbell, a psychotherapist and author of a...
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National Grammar Day: Writing Advice for ADD/ADHD Students
March 4th is National Grammar Day (who knew?), so we're celebrating by sharing our best writing advice for students living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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