Flat-Head Syndrome Linked to Developmental Delays

Children with deformational plagiocephaly (DP), or “flat-head syndrome,” have been more commonly seen ever since pediatricians recommended placing infants on their backs during sleep. It’s an accepted consequence of a maneuver that has been found to lower crib death (sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS) by about 40 to 50%. So far it’s been thought […]

Six Percent of All Children Are On ADHD Medications!

The number of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen 42% in the past 10 years. These findings were reported online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Currently, 11% of children in the United states have a diagnosis of ADHD. In addition, 6% of all 4 to […]

ADHD, Autism and Apnea Connections

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders are two commonly described childhood conditions that are generally thought to be two different conditions. However, a recent study published in Pediatrics found that children with ADHD were 20 times more likely to exhibit traits of autism compared with children without ADHD. Numerous recent studies also […]

NY Times Highlights The Importance of Sleep in ADHD

Here’s an important article that everyone should read in the New York Times.  The author highlights the fact that in many cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the real deficit may in your child’s sleep.