Articles of interest

A case study

James (not his true name) was referred to me some 10 years ago, aged seven, in his grade two year. He is the middle child of three, from an intact nuclear family. His teacher was concerned about his poor concentration in the classroom, to the extent that he was...

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The School Refusing Child

Most children will, at some stage, express reluctance to attend school. In the vast majority, this represents nothing more than a minor complication in their school lives, and can be easily overcome. Occasionally however, a child’s refusal to go to school becomes more...

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When your teenager refuses treatment for ADD

I still meet parents who have been told by their doctors that children ‘outgrow’ ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) by adolescence, and that therefore their child doesn't require treatment beyond the age of thirteen. Having dutifully discontinued the...

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Dr Phil said WHAT?

This link (www.drphil.com/articles/article/153/) was forwarded to me by a concerned parent, whose 9-year-old son is doing well on Ritalin. The article, entitled Side-effects of ADD medication, is actually an excerpt from a book by Dr Frank Lawlis, entltled The ADD...

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What really causes ADHD?

ADHD is a highly heritable condition. There are very few medical disorders or traits as genetic as this one. For example, studies reveal that the ADHD syndrome is almost as heritable as your height. But how do we know this? Close relatives (immediate family) of an...

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Make time to smell the roses

As the year moves into fast forward, and the noise of life again reaches a crescendo, spare a thought for the health of your soul. Let's make some time to 'smell the roses'. Are our lives seasoned with gratefulness for what really counts? Do we appreciate those dear...

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