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ADHD Weekly, July 11, 2019

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Is There an Increase in ADHD?

With a diagnosis rate of nearly 10 percent of children in some areas of the United States, are we really seeing an increase in ADHD in the population? Probably not, say researchers, but it is still possible. Environmental changes in our food and chemical exposures could be affecting prenatal development, and an increasing use of…



Ask the Specialist: Managing Difficult Family Members During Vacations

Question: My twin girls, 11, both have ADHD. We are working closely with a specialist and have treatment plans for both of them. We’ve seen improvement during the past year and we’re happy with it. However, we’re about to spend two weeks at the family lake house with my husband’s parents and his sister and…



Podcast: The ABCs of Medications

ADHD 365: Understanding the ABCs of ADHD Medications Featuring Max Wiznitzer, MD The decision to include medication in their child’s ADHD treatment is difficult for many parents. There are popular accounts of people benefiting from medication, while there also are stories of serious risks associated with these medications. Many parents are left wondering what are…