Can Too Much Tech Cause ADHD Symptoms in Your Child?

Kids often revel in digital media, including gaming and social media. The technology is seductive, and full of color and interactivity — and while this may offer some benefits, it also raises questions. Can frequent use of tech make children more prone to the symptoms of attention-deficit, hyper-activity disorder (ADHD)? More specifically, can frequent use of digital media reduce a child’s attention span? Can it make him more easily distracted?

Parents: What You Should Know About ADHD Diagnosis

The teachers say your son keeps fidgeting with his pencils, gets out of his chair frequently and has trouble focusing. Could he have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Find out how clinicians weigh your child’s symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis. Also, learn what to consider to make a careful decision about treatment with medication.

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Can Medication Help With Your Child’s Autism?

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  “I’m at my wit’s end.” Many parents of children with autism have uttered these words when faced with challenging symptoms. Some children are prone to self-injury — or even aggression toward others. Some children are likely to wander off, so parents have to watch them 24-7. Still others suffer from … Read More

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5 Ways You Can Improve ADHD in Children

When a child has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), parents have the power to change behavior. And that goes far beyond using medications. “The gold standard for treating ADHD combines what goes on inside the skin — including medications, which are highly effective — with what takes place outside the skin,” says Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health Director Michael … Read More

Video Games and Autism: Watch for Overuse

Contributor: Thomas Frazier, II, PhD  With their rapid-fire action and constant reinforcement — through points and level progress, for example — video games can be more engaging and engrossing than everyday activities. A  study from the University of Missouri finds this is especially true for boys diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or attention deficit-hyperactivity … Read More