ADHD

Ask Dr. Cash: What is ADHD…what am I looking for?

ADHD is a brain-based medical disorder and the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. In addition, approximately half of all children with ADHD have co-existing disorders, including learning disabilities, oppositional-defiant disorder, Tourette Syndrome, conduct disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. What makes ADHD different from other conditions is that the[…]

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Myth Buster: My Child Will Never Be Normal

normal adjective: conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular Above is the accurate definition, however, if your idea of this word involves your child sitting perfectly still, listening quietly and paying attention, then perhaps NO, your child will most likely never be “normal”. On the[…]

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How to Create an Effective Education Plan for Your Child with ADD/ADHD

Working in Conjunction with Teachers and Counselors Many children with Attention Deficit Disorder find it difficult to succeed in a traditional classroom setting. Truth be told, the classroom can be a challenging environment for kids with ADD/ADHD. The things these students find most difficult – sitting still, listening quietly, and[…]

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Myth Buster: I am Bipolar because I have ADHD (Here’s the scientific proof)

Hypomania or ADHD? Depression or ADHD? To answer your question, let’s look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for clarification Depression  Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness ADHD  Often has difficulty sustaining attention in task If that didn’t clear things up, there is also an[…]

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Ask Dr. Cash: Bipolar Versus ADHD

Since they share many symptoms, including mood instability, bursts of energy and restlessness, talkativeness, and impatience, bipolar disorder and ADHD can be difficult to differentiate and diagnose. Because of similar characteristics, there is a serious danger of either a misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis. Additionally, it’s estimated that as many[…]

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