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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: Brain Structure Differences Found

By |2017-01-10T08:41:40-04:00April 26th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that the ADHD brain may have a thinner cerebral cortex than the non-ADHD brain? The cerebral cortex is the thin tissue that covers the cerebrum. It's the cerebrum's outer layer. It's sometimes called the "gray matter" of the brain. In an American Journal of Psychiatry editorial, Rachel G. Klein Ph.D. reviews studies regarding [...]

Pilots and Psychiatric Medications

By |2016-11-20T07:53:50-04:00January 2nd, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I never realized that the Federal Aviation Administration could decline someone from becoming certified if they took certain psychiatric medications - even antidepressants and/or medications for ADHD, or if they had a psychiatric diagnosis such as depression or ADHD. If you have or have had a psychiatric diagnosis or are taking medication, you are required to [...]