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Ghost Children: Brothers and Sisters of ADHD Children Non-ADHD Brothers and Sisters Become “Ghost-like” in the Family

Anyone who spends time with ADHD children knows the excessive talking, impulsivity, and strong emotional expressions so characteristic of these young ones. Even though we know that ADHD results from less effective operation of brain mechanisms, parents find it hard sometimes to handle these behaviors. In families, ADHD results in a different life experience for…

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Parent Tips of ADHD Teens: School Issues and Social/Peer Relationships

Conference Transcript David: Good evening. I’m David Roberts. I’m the moderator for tonight’s conference. I want to welcome everyone to HealthyPlace.com. Our topic tonight is for Parents of ADD, ADHD Teens. We’ll be covering school issues, social and peer relationships, what to do during the summer, driving issues, how you, as a parent, can help your…

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Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is gaining momentum amongst behavior therapists across America. A publication in the Western Journal of Nursing Research and the Journal of Developmental Disorders recently advocated for the use of animals, specifically canines, in the treatment of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). Such disorders include autism, Rett’s, childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger’s and other PDD…

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