Podcast #002: Interview With Valerie Deegan, From The Video, “Finding Connor Deegan”

Podcast #002 Show Notes ADHD and other behavioral problems are rampant today with millions of children on prescription medications with or without psychotherapy. As I’ve stated in the past, a significant number of these children have a treatable sleep-breathing problem, which goes undiagnosed. I was alerted to watch a short video about a mother’s excruciatingly painful […]

Sleep: The Missing Link in ADHD

You may be sick of hearing about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children, but it’s a real problem with potentially devastating consequences. Here’s an article I wrote for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine on how poor sleep is often neglected when diagnosing and treating ADHD. Stay tuned for an upcoming podcast interview with Ms. […]

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 […]

Shortage Of ADHD Medications Creates An Uproar

A recent New York Times article reports on the shortage of medications for people with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There’s a lot of speculation about why this is happening. One explanation that was put forth was that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is limiting the available supply, due to the high rates […]

Teens Are Using More ADHD Medications

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder seems to be an epidemic these days. A new study revealed that the rate of children using stimulant medications increased from 2.4% to 3.5% from 1996 to 2008. However, in teens aged 13 to 18, it rose from 2.3% to 5%. The article also mentions that 9% of all children have […]