When is medication for autism an option? Get the facts on symptoms and solutions.
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
If you had ADHD as a child, there’s a chance you’ll fight obesity as an adult. Understand the connection.
Stimulant medications such as Ritalin® and Adderall® are common treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But there’s been concern that use of the medications could be linked to a possible risk for substance abuse problems later in life. Good news for parents whose children take these medications: a new study finds no link between … Read More
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Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) exhibit an inability to sit still or focus. But parents may be able to identify some of the signs of ADHD very early on. Mike Manos, PhD, treats ADHD at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. He says it can be detected as early as age 3. He says very young … Read More