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Anxiety 101 for parents

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 If anxiety impairs functioning, then it is important to recognize and seek treatment. First line treatment is usually Cognitive Behavior Therapy through a trained therapist/counselor Symptoms… Continue reading »

Does your preschooler have ADHD?

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? 1. How Often Are You Getting Calls from Preschool? Are you getting calls about your child’s behavior a couple of times… Continue reading »

Tips for Teens Driving

TIPS FOR TEENS Behind the Wheel How to keep yourself out of harm’s way Take your medicine as prescribed by your doctor. The use of medications for ADHD has been found to improve driving performance in teens with ADHD.  The medication decreases errors caused by inattentiveness. Turn OFF your cell phone.  If it’s off you… Continue reading »

Update on ADHD Medications

Update on ADHD Medications Sheila Woods MD, FAAP – SCAAP ADHD Liaison Newer ADHD medications have arrived and will continue to arrive improving our choices of ADHD medications for children, adolescents, and adults.  The Neos Therapeutics, makers of Adzenys XR-ODT and Cotempla XR- ODT offer savings cards regardless of a patient’s insurance approval or co-pay. … Continue reading »

Is Your Child Explosive?

Is Your Child Explosive? 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. Anger, irritability, screaming, frustration, crying, sadness all seem to occur in a nano-second if something does not go their… Continue reading »