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.

If Kid’s ADHD Continues Into Adulthood…

Here’s a study which reports that 29% of children with ADHD go on to have ADHD as adults. I’ve written extensively about how a significant portion of kids with ADHD have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, in one study, taking out tonsils and adenoids cured 50% of children with ADHD. Clearly, not all ADHD is related […]

The Common Link Between Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia: Genes or Upper Airway Anatomy?

Here’s an interesting study showing that there’s a common genetic basis to five common mental health conditions: autism, ADHD, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disease. In particular, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in two genes involved in calcium-channel activity appear to play a role in all five conditions. This finding was reported in the Journal Lancet by doctors […]