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  1. 8 Tips to Pick a School for Your Child With ADHD

    From kindergarten through to grade 12, the average U.S. student spends 2,340 days in school. For a child with ADHD, that's a lot of time with teachers; as a result his educational experience can be positive or negative, depending on the school he attends. As parents, picking the right school for you

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  2. More Than One Prescription? Tips for Parents

    Many children with ADHD have other conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and conduct disorder. They may be taking medications for that, as well as ADHD. Doctors typically start patients on one medication at a time. They will then monitor your child to see how they respond to the medication and ma

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  3. 8 Tips for Talking With Your Child About ADHD

    Talking with your child about his ADHD isn't always easy. But it's important to do, and it goes better if you keep it productive and positive. "I have two children with ADHD, so I can speak from experience here," says Terry Dickson, MD, director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan, and

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  4. ADHD and Your Child's Future Career

    All types of workers come to Michele Novotni’s office for help with their job concerns: musicians, teachers, truck drivers, TV reporters, salespeople, and even an opera singer. They all have something in common: ADHD. Novotni, a psychologist and coach who focuses on ADHD, advises them on how to mana

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  5. Teens, Driving, and ADHD

    Parents of teenagers with ADHD need to pay particular attention to the disorder when their child gets behind the wheel of a car. Young adults with attention problems chalk up as many as four times the number of accidents as those who don't have ADHD. That's cause for concern, but it doesn't mean you

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  6. Yes, Girls Get ADHD, Too

    Neil Peterson, a transportation specialist in Seattle, knew something was "not quite right" with his bright, sociable daughter Kelsey when she was in elementary school. "It took her so long to learn to read," Peterson says. "She was not hyperactive, but she had tremendous distractibility and an inab

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  7. Are Children With ADHD Gifted?

    Kids with ADHD have "gifts" -- and by helping them develop these gifts, parents give their children more control of problem behaviors, a child psychologist argues in her popular book. In The Gift of ADHD, child psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, tells parents not to focus on the disturbing words "de

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  8. Teens, ADHD, and Risky Behavior

    When teens with ADHD take reckless risks, their parents are understandably upset. But grounding the teen or yanking his driver's license can backfire. "The challenge is not to prevent a kid with ADD from doing anything else that any other adolescent would do," says UCLA pyschiatry professor Mark DeA

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  9. When Someone Questions Your Child's ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, you've likely run into people who doubt that ADHD is real, tell you that all your child really needs is a firmer hand, and, whether they mean to or not, question your skills as a parent. If it's coming from someone you're not that close to and it's really not their business,

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  10. CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis

    People with a lifelong condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) are always on the lookout for a new treatment that might improve, or even cure, their disease. In the last few years, there's been a lot of buzz about a vein condition called CCSVI and its possible connection to MS. However, this connecti

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