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Report Says Medication Use Is Rising for Adults With Attention Disorder

Overtreatment of ADHD in adults The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the nation’s largest prescription drug manager, Express Scripts. Although some experts said the report provided the clearest evidence to date that the […] Continue reading →

Most Active Kids Don’t Have ADHD

Overtreatment of ADHD According to Dr. Frances, we are overdiagnosing attention- deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and giving many of them stimulant drugs they don’t need. Some kids, especially boys, are more active than others; most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than normal variation or developmental difference. He […] Continue reading →

How We Diagnose and Treat A.D.H.D.

Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD In a series of excellent comments, inattentive and very active preschool children and even Community College students were considered part of a normal spectrum and found to respond very favorably to flexible and understanding teachers without a diagnosis or medical treatment for ADHD. According to Dr. Harold Levinson The debate over whether or […] Continue reading →

Study Offers a Clue in Autism’s Gender Divide

A study of mutations in boys and girls with autism points to female resilience and male susceptibility. A new study published today by Ali Jarekji/Reuters in the American Journal of Human Geneticsrevealed that females had a greater number of genetic mutations than males despite the fact that only 20 percent of people with autism spectrum disorder are female. Because the study suggests […] Continue reading →