ADD/ADHD Articles

ADD / ADHD Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment

ADD and ADHD—such commonly used diagnoses in today’s world that they have virtually become a part of every teacher’s vocabulary list. But is this “mental disorder” as common as we have been lead to believe, or is it often a...

ADD and Chiropractic: A Patient’s Testimonial

After chiropractic care following a minor car accident, I spoke to Dr. Brooks about our son, Trenton, who was a very easily agitated boy with ADD. We decided to have him checked. I had noticed how one hip was higher than the other and sure enough...

ADHD and Non-Medical Care

Parents seeking treatment for their child with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) often pursue alternative treatments to those offered by conventional medicine. A study conducted in Australia investigated how many parents with ADHD...

Also labeled: Issue #05, Pathways Magazine

ADHD Drugs Linked to Long-term Brain Dysfunction

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been on a tremendous upswing in children over the past decade. The conventional method of caring for these kids has been the long-term use of stimulant drugs. For years, the pharmaceutical...

Also labeled: Issue #25, Research Review

ADHD Drugs Send Thousands to Emergency Rooms

The above is a headline from the May 24, 2006 AP article appearing on ABC News Health website. According to the story, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention released the first national estimates of this problem. According to the...

ADHD Helped With Chiropractic: A Case Study

In the October 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed research publication, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), comes a case study of a child with ADHD (Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder),who was helped with...

Also labeled: Issue #04, Pathways Magazine

ADHD Increase Linked to Modern Diet

A study published in the January 2010 issue of Pediatrics now estimates that 8.6 percent of American children and adolescents have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The survey also found that boys are more than twice as likely as girls to...

Also labeled: Issue #25, Research Review

ADHD Increase Linked to Nutritional Factors

A new study published in the January 2010 issue of Pediatrics now estimates that 8.6% of American children and adolescents have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study is based on results from the National...

Also labeled: Wellness Research

ADHD: A Patient’s Perspective

This article looks at Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). As there is an increasing tendency for drugs to be prescribed to our children and lately adults for the treatment of this condition, it is timely...

Can Birth Injuries Cause ADHD?

Among the causes of ADHD are brain injuries due to birth trauma or pre-birth problems. During birth, the brain structures believed to be linked to the development of ADHD are vulnerable to hypoxic damage. The damage is caused by inadequate amounts...

Also labeled: Issue #25, Research Review

Childhood Mental Disorders Top Pediatric Expenses

A recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report has named depression and mental disorders as the pediatric conditions most expensive to treat. In 2006 alone, 4.6 million children were treated for mental disorders, at a cost of $8.9...

Also labeled: Issue #25, Research Review

Conflict of Interest Jeopardizes Children’s Health

For years, psychiatrist Joseph Biederman has investigated, researched and promoted the use of amphetamines or amphetamine- like drugs for kids. Recently, however, a Congressional investigation and revelations in the media have brought to light that...

Also labeled: Issue #25, Research Review

FDA Warning on Drugs for ADHD

The FDA is requiring new labeling changes for stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD. Most, it appears, are variations on methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, etc.). The drugs have produced side-effects including, according to the FDA, events such as...

Also labeled: Issue #07, Pathways Magazine

Ground-Breaking Book, Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception

I encourage all parents, teachers and practitioners interested in pursuing their understanding of ADHD to read the profound writings of Thom Hartmann. His refreshing perspective takes ADHD out of the realm of a psychiatric diagnosis and its common...

Jumping Jeepers: Why Won’t These Kids Sit Still?

“She’s hyperactive, you know.” Mrs. Bryant said it with deep concern. Then, as if to mitigate the cause of her concern, she added with an embarrassed giggle, “I guess Erica got it from me.” With considerable astonishment I realized that Mrs....

Also labeled: Issue #17, Author Renee Fuller

Nutritional Considerations for ADHD

Early Use of ADHD Drug Alters Brain Ritalin use in preteen children may lead to depression later in life. Ritalin and cocaine have different effects on humans. But their effects on the brain are very similar. When given to preteen...

Pediatric Journal Issues New ADHD Drug Warning

The National Institute of Mental Health has released a study highlighting risks to children taking stimulant drugs for treating ADHD. In the United States, 2.5 million kids currently take stimulant or stimulant-like drugs (e.g. Ritalin). The NIMH...

Also labeled: Issue #25, Research Review

Prospective Cohort of ADHD Patients Under Chiropractic Care

Introduction: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder of childhood. Prevalence estimates indicate that between 3-11 percent of children are affected by this disorder

The Myth of Attentioin Deficit Disorder

Over the past thirty years, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has emerged from the relative obscurity of cognitive psychologists’ research laboratories to become the “disease du jour” of America’s...

To Empower! Not Control! A Holistic Approach to ADHD

Thousands of studies tell us what children with ADHD can’t do, but few tell us what they can do. This article presents holistic strategies for helping children with ADHD succeed at home and in school by building on their interests, learning styles,...

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