Articles of interest

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...

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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...

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ADHD and friendships

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) manifests with symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity, in varying combinations, and affects around five percent of the school-going population. Due to the pervasive nature of these symptoms in...

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When the pills don’t work…

Jonathan walked into my office looking downcast. I knew why.  His recent exam results were the most disappointing he had yet produced. His parents and teachers were at once angry, disappointed and baffled. His intelligence wasn’t the problem, as confirmed by several...

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Labels, excuses and explanations: the diagnosis of ADHD

The teacher reports that your child is underachieving in the classroom, and suggests an assessment. It may have been a series of phone calls, possibly from several teachers over the years, and you are feeling increasingly hounded. Where do you turn?   If ADHD...

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