Common Questions Parents Ask about ADHD Written by Sheila Woods, MD, FAAP Why should I have my child’s behavior evaluated? Children with ADHD often have difficulty controlling their own actions/reactions. Emotional lability, meaning he/she rides a rollercoaster of emotions, is common in ADHD and your child may not have the skills or ability to regulate…
Dr. Heather Brannon talks about the link between ADHD and Addiction. She discusses whether or not people in recovery can take ADHD medications (stimulants in particular). What medicines are safe for people in recovery? What is the link between ADHD and Addiction? Learn more about Addition and Recovery at Hope For Families Discuss your situation…
Anxiety is a normal response to stressful events such as tests or friend drama
Anxiety disorders arise when the anxiety is out-of-proportion to the situation and impairs daily functioning
All preschoolers are naturally active, impulsive, oppositional, sometimes defiant, and impatient. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, so how can you tell if your child’s behavior is typical or outside the range of typical development?
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Often I see children who explode over what parents and teachers consider small things. It is common in children with ADHD because these children have difficulty with regulating their own emotional responses.