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posted: Wednesday December 4th - 2:34pm
More ADHD Diagnoses, Less Treatment?
More children are being diagnosed at an increasingly younger age, but the CDC wonders if they are receiving all the services they need to manage the condition.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found that an estimated 2 million more children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between 2003-04 and 2011-12. One million more U.S. children were taking medication for ADHD between 2003-04 and 2011-12. According to CDC scientists, children are commonly being diagnosed at a young age. Parents...
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posted: Friday November 22nd - 8:16am
The Affordable Care Act: Good for ADHDers
We can breathe a sigh of relief (and not go bankrupt) treating attention deficit.
If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD or are a parent of a diagnosed child, you’ve got a lot of reasons to pay attention to the fate of the Affordable Health Care Act. Whether Obamacare survives — and in what form. Some have said that this policy change has been the victim of incompetent public relations. The extraordinary benefits for many millions of Americans have been underplayed...
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posted: Monday November 18th - 9:24am
Need Money for College?
Shire may be able to help you foot some higher-education expenses.
posted: Thursday September 5th - 10:52am
Texting, Driving, ADHD: Danger Ahead
Texting while driving impaired the driving performance among ADHD teens.
posted: Thursday July 18th - 8:22am
It’s Finally Here: The First Brain Wave Test to Diagnose ADHD
Will this new brain test make ADHD diagnoses more accurate?
posted: Thursday July 11th - 9:45am
Does Taking ADHD Meds Lead to Substance Abuse?
No — but medication for attention deficit doesn’t protect against substance abuse, either, as researchers once believed.
posted: Monday July 8th - 3:09pm
Win a Time Timer!
Enter to win one of six Time Timer visual timers!
posted: Thursday May 30th - 10:14am
When Parents Became a Force for Change
It’s been 50 years since parents stood up for their “learning different” kids and got laws passed to protect them.
Fifty years ago, on April 6, 1963, a group of concerned parents convened a conference in Chicago to discuss a shared frustration: They all had children who were struggling in school, the cause of which was generally believed to be laziness, lack of intelligence, or just bad parenting. This group of parents knew better. They understood that their children were bright and just as...
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posted: Thursday May 23rd - 12:05pm
DSM-V: The Last Word on Mental Health
There are lots of changes in the just-released mental health manual. Find out what they are.
posted: Tuesday May 21st - 1:53pm« All Blogs
We're Spending More on ADHD
A new analysis shows that ADHD diagnoses and medication and pharmacy expenses are spiking throughout the U.S.