In 2010 Everyday Health published in-depth group interviews with a panel of 23 ADHD doctors and coaches. These experts covered twenty of the most pressing ADHD issues related to children, including diagnosis and treatment, medication, and behavior.
ADHD, Part One: Exploring Causes and Treatment
ADHD, Part One: Exploring Causes and Treatment adhd experts causes and treatments Nearly one in 10 kids is diagnosed with ADHD — so it's not surprising that parents, medical professionals, and educators alike are debating these rising rates. From potential causes to non-drug treatment strategies, experts tackle some of the hot-button issues surrounding ADHD today.
- Why are so many more kids being diagnosed with ADHD?
- What are the causes of ADHD?
- How do you explain the value of ADHD treatment to resistant parents?
- How can school systems help ADHD kids?
- Which non-drug strategies work best?
- Can lax parenting cause ADHD?
- Does TV and video games cause ADHD?
- What role does diet play?
ADHD, Part 2: Diagnosing, Medicating, and More
Medicating kids for ADHD is a controversial topic among medical professionals and parents. Naysayers believe that children today are simply overdiagnosed and overmedicated, while advocates endorse these meds as a child's best chance at normalcy. Get the facts from our ADHD experts:
- How Is ADHD diagnosed?
- Is ADHD even a real disorder?
- If a child has ADHD, should parents be evaluated too?
- What is ADHD without the hyperactivity?
- Are ADHD meds overprescribed?
- Are ADHD drugs safe for children?
- What are the most common side effects?
- What are the long-term side effects?
- How fast does ADHD medication work?
- How young is too young for medication?
- Can ADHD drugs stunt a child’s growth?
- Are "drug holidays" a good idea?
The ADHD specialists interviewed:
L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd
Frank Barnhill, MD
Eric Beam, PhD
Monte W. Davenport, PhD
Robert F. De Maria, DC, NHD
Lawrence Diller, MD
Jacquelyn F. Gamino, PhD
Kim Kendall, PhD
Erin N. King
Barry Lessin, MEd
Will Meek, PhD
Charles Parker, DO
Rhonda Pawlan, MS
David Pomeroy, MD
Patricia O. Quinn, MD
Steven Richfield, PsyD
Stephanie Sarkis, PhD
Rory Stern, PsyD
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
F. Allen Walker, MD
Lara Honos-Webb, PhD
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