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“It’s My Son’s Body and Journey—and His Decision to Take Meds or Not”

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“It’s a really hard decision, but I think I will do better if I take it.”

This is a response to a question about taking his medicine this summer or taking a drug holiday, a decision placed in the hands of my rapidly growing soon-to-be 12-year-old.

Several years ago, when eating and weight gain were significant...

Caps Would Pinch Medicaid For Decades To Come

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Cuts to Medicaid — the primary source of supports for millions with disabilities — would continue for decades under a U.S. Senate...

“How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?”

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Can parents safely relax screen-time limits during the summer? The complicated answer is, “It depends.” The underlying goal is balance. If your child is attending day camp or taking sailing lessons, increased afternoon screen time is not detrimental. If your child is cooped up indoors working a summer job, for...

Greater Size Variation Found in Male Brains Than in Female Brains

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June 29, 2017

Boys are more likely to have brains that are larger or smaller than average, a new study says, while girls have less size variation. This could help explain why disorders like ADHD and autism are more prevalent in boys, researchers concluded.

The study, published June 20 in the journal Cerebral Cortex, examined MRI...

“Where Do Kids with ADHD Come Down on Fidget Spinners?”

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Fidget spinners are the latest rage, and stores have trouble keeping them on the shelves. But what do users think of them? I consulted a panel of experts—the kids themselves. As a child clinical psychologist, I asked my patients about what they like about fidget spinners, how they affect attention and learning, and what...

“Why I Won’t Disclose My ADHD to My Employees”

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The author, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has been CEO of several companies during his successful career.

Over my years as CEO of several U.S. and European medical companies, I have learned that employees don’t leave their personal life at home. Their domestic issues affect their work and sometimes spill out during...

“Love Is the Answer for ADHD Mornings”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

It’s almost 8 a.m., and we need to leave the house in 16 minutes and 42 seconds. Two of my children are dressed, fed, and ready to rock and roll with happy, smiley faces. There was an altercation about the one-legged, broken dinosaur, which suddenly, during a fight, became the most loved toy ever! But after tears,...