ADHD in the News 2015-09-08

More ADHD cases being diagnosed at younger ages, report finds

One-third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States have been found to be diagnosed before 6 years old, according to a new report. While there's concern about possible misdiagnosis at a such a young age, researchers involved with the report say the data shows promising trends on how children with the neurobehavioral disorder are being diagnosed.

ADHD Evaluations Driven Mainly by Parents, Not Educators, Says CDC Report

The stereotype that overwhelmed teachers are the ones primarily pushing parents to have their children assessed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not borne out by a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Company pushes brain-balancing program for learning disabilities; evidence lacking

Roxanne Carlson vividly remembers the shock she felt three years ago when a psychologist said her son Levi had issues he might never overcome. He'd need to get a job coach, the psychologist told her, and may even have to spend his life on government disability.

Report finds pediatricians now integral to ADHD diagnostic practices

Just under 40% of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are first diagnosed by a pediatrician, and almost all are using valid diagnostic tools as recommended by AAP guidelines, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Adult ADHD Impacts Kids, Too

My daughter is 15. Both my daughter and I want her father (my husband, who has ADHD) to be less grumpy, critical, disinterested, etc. Can you provide some advice?.

Thoughtful Parenting: Helping teens with ADHD get organized

The life of teenagers is a lot more complex these days, as teens are inundated with tasks that need their constant attention...Organization and time management are more important than ever...Following are three great apps for teens with or without ADHD.

A strength-based approach to dealing with ADHD

I recently attended a week long seminar on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) taught by Ed Hallowell M.D...The seminar focus was on understanding the strengths and special abilities that individuals with ADHD bring to the table. ""We want to help kids and adults with ADHD unwrap their gifts” he says. It’s a refreshing and affirming approach.