A teacher’s guide to autism

Autism is a developmental condition, present from early childhood, which affects how a person relates to others. It occurs in around 1% of the population and is commoner in boys than girls. The prevalence seems to be rising, for reasons which we don’t completely...

Rating scale assessment forms

A number of psychiatrists have recently been made aware that rating scale assessment forms distributed contained material in it which was subject to the copyright of a third party. The forms had been used as part of a clinical assessment of ADHD in patients.  I would...

Why parenting matters in ADHD

 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition affecting around six percent of school-going children and causing impairments in concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Twin studies, family studies and adoption studies attest to...

ADHD and screen time

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological condition causing developmentally inappropriate impairments in concentration, impulsivity and activity levels. It affects around 6% of school-going children and persists into adulthood in the...