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Thursday, 01 December 2011 00:00

Children with ADHD - Making the Day Easier

Routines are important but especially for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD. Morning can often be rough and can start the day badly for children and parents.
Monday, 21 November 2011 00:00

What is Developmental Pediatrics

Developmental Pediatrics is a sub-specialty of general pediatrics that focuses on assessing and treating children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities and chronic conditions affecting physical or emotional development, learning, attention, tics, autistic spectrum disorders or behavior.
Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

Sleep problems in children and adolescents

Up to 30% of children struggle with sleep problems.  Inadequate sleep can affect mood, cognition and attention. Children with neurodevelopmental issues and behavioral problems are at greater risk for having sleep issues.
Thursday, 17 November 2011 23:31

Anxiety in children

Anxiety is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in children ( Some large studies have demonstrated that clinically significant anxiety occurs in anywhere from 6-20% of children.
Monday, 10 October 2011 00:00

Middle School (Tween) Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is, unfortunately, the trend is that more and more children are starting to experiment with drugs and alcohol at an earlier age.  Where we thought our children were safe in middle school, we see that more children are starting to try out these illegal substances in 7th and 8th grade.

Thursday, 13 October 2011 00:00

The Teenage Brain

Don't give up on your teenagers! Their brains are still changing and remodeling into their 20's. This means that the axons become myelinated and the pathways that are being used become reinforced and the ones that are not fade away.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:00

Fatigue - Unwinding Hard to do?

Great article in the Wall Street Journal on August 30, 2011 about fatigue. Is it ok to let yourself take a break often. 

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