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Ambidextrous children more likely to have ADHD symptoms?

By |2016-10-05T06:46:12-04:00February 2nd, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Books, Medication, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A study found that ambidextrous children (those that are both left- and right-handed) are more likely to develop ADHD symptoms later in life, compared to their left-handed and right-handed peers. The article states: Mixed-handed children, relative to right-handed, had approximately a twofold increase in odds of having difficulties with language and scholastic performance at the age [...]

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Received the first copies of “ADD and Your Money”!

By |2016-11-20T07:53:48-05:00November 10th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Books, Money|Tags: , , , |

There are few things that compare to seeing the finished version of your book for the first time. I've never had kids, but I'm guessing the feeling is somewhat akin to seeing your baby for the first time. And the gestation period is roughly the same for each!! It's such a privilege to be experiencing for [...]

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Rise in abuse of stimulant medication by teens

By |2016-10-05T06:46:12-04:00August 25th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Books, Depression/Anxiety, Events, Research|Tags: , , , , |

A WebMD article states: Researchers found calls to poison control centers for adolescent ADHD prescription drug abuse increased out of proportion to other poison center calls in recent years, which suggests a growing problem with abuse of these stimulant drugs. The article also goes on to state that the study found that there was an increase [...]

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Inherited immunity?

By |2016-10-05T06:46:12-04:00June 15th, 2009|Categories: Books, Genetics|Tags: , , , , |

I'm currently reading (amongst the other 25 books I'm reading) Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the "Immigrant Menace" by Alan M. Kraut. The book is a fascinating historical look at how epidemics are spread, and the politics and class issues that are involved in determining the cause and treatment of epidemics. While reading the book, I [...]

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Simon Game as a Test of ADHD and Executive Function

By |2017-01-10T08:44:34-05:00June 16th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Books, Research|Tags: , , , , , |

I'm reading ADHD in Adults (Barkley, Murphy, & Fischer, 2008) for a book review.  The authors list the kids' game Simon as a test of executive function impairment in ADHD.  Of course!  That's a great idea!  This is the electronic game where a sequence of colors is given to you, and you have to repeat it [...]

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Got my copies of the new book today!

By |2016-10-05T06:46:14-04:00May 28th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Books|Tags: , , |

YAY! Making the Grade with ADD looks fabulous! (I know, I'm totally biased). So I got to show it off at the office today. And 10 Simple Solutions is listed as a bestseller at New Harbinger Publications! And then I came home and had to take the trash cans back from the curb. It's okay, it keeps me [...]

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“Eye on Books” Interview

By |2016-10-05T06:46:15-04:00August 11th, 2006|Categories: ADHD, Books, Events|Tags: , , , , , |

When I was in Washington DC, I was interviewed by Bill Thompson for his "Eye on Books" radio show. Bill is a great interviewer, and his show is very informative. Check out the other author interviews on his site. Here's my interview... http://www.eyeonbooks.com/ibp.php?ISBN=1572244348

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