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French Kids Do Have ADHD: An Interview with Elias Sarkis MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-04:00September 22nd, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moliere described ADHD in his play L'Étourdi ou Les Contretemps (The Blunderer) in 1655. However, the concept of ADHD as a serious disorder is still not fully accepted in France. However, ADHD impacts the functioning of 3.5% of the population of France (Lecendreux, et al. 2011). In addition, ADHD is just as prevalent in other countries [...]

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ADHD & Mindfulness: An Interview with Lidia Zylowska MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-04:00June 19th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lidia Zylowska, M.D. is the author of The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. She is a UCSC-affiliated psychiatrist who specializes in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health and adult ADHD. She practices in northern California. Dr. Zylowska is a cofounder of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, where she conducted the first study of mindfulness-training for adults and [...]

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ADHD & Parenting: An Interview with Mark Bertin MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-04:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Dr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related [...]

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ADHD & Marriage: An Interview with Melissa Orlov

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-04:00June 7th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Dating, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant and one of the top experts in how ADHD affects relationships. She has been writing and speaking about the topic since 2007, researching it since 2005. She has worked with Edward Hallowell MD since 2004, writing ADHD articles and newsletters, and assisting with educational programs delivered by Dr. Hallowell and [...]

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5 Things to Know About Your New ADD Diagnosis

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-04:00March 23rd, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I've written an article for New Harbinger's "Off the Couch" series: Approximately 4 percent of the U.S. population has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – that’s 13 million people. If you find out you are one of these 13 million people (welcome to our exclusive club, by the way!), here are the top 5 things that [...]

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My Books on Adult ADD: The Excitement of Helping Others

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-04:00March 15th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

People often ask me, "How have you been able to write 4 books on adult ADD?" I tell them this: 1) I have a passion for writing. 2) I have a passion for helping others. 3) By writing books on ADD and by disclosing I have ADHD, I can let people know that they are not [...]

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Proposed DSM-5 Changes for ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-04:00March 14th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, will have a new edition published in 2013. This edition will be called the DSM-5. (This is a departure from previous editions, because a roman numeral will not be used in the title.) The DSM is used by clinicians to determine [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-04:00March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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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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