For many children, the stigma of an ADHD diagnosis can be as challenging to face as the ADHD symptoms themselves. When you add the fact that many children with ADHD struggle to match the social skills of their peers, it’s no surprise that many kids with ADHD struggle to develop strong friendships. Here are some ADHD [...]
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If you’re caring for children with ADHD over the summer, you might be wondering how to help them flourish, especially when faced with the free time that comes along with school breaks. Here are some tips from the pediatricians at Woodburn Pediatric Clinic to help your child with ADHD thrive this summer:
While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has long been considered a behavioral disorder, a new study published in The Lancet suggests that it should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a behavioral one. In the largest-ever brain imaging study on ADHD, scientists determined through MRI scans of more than 3,200 people, that the ADHD brain structure is different than the brain structure of those without ADHD.
An ADHD diagnosis can be upsetting for parents. You may worry that your child will have a harder time in school, be less successful in life, or be stigmatized for being different. The truth is children with ADHD will face challenges. But trust us when we say that there are many positives that come with ADHD.
ADHD was first described over 200 years ago. In the past 10 – 20 years, we have been able to refine our understanding of this condition and recognize its impact on children, adolescents and adults. ADHD is common, affecting 8 – 10% of the population. It is officially designated as a condition that impacts attention, activity [...]
The stigma that children with ADHD face daily for not quite fitting into the standards of learning is often much worse than coping with the symptoms of ADHD. Children with ADHD are often seen as difficult kids who won’t sit still or do what they are told. They often internalize their parents and teachers’ frustrations and [...]
Children with ADHD benefit immensely from after-school activities that burn extra energy, challenge the mind, stretch the limits of creativity, and boost confidence by developing new skills and friendships. As we previously mentioned in our blog about the best sports activities for a child with ADHD, athletic clubs and teams are a wonderful choice for children [...]
Scientists and doctors have long understood that ADHD has a genetic component, but a new study seeks to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how the ADGRL 3 risk gene works to address potential limitations in current medications and develop better medication to specifically target the affected protein. Read on to learn more about this new [...]