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10 Things Adults Should Know About Their ADHD Medications

The use of stimulant medications for the treatment of Adult ADHD has increased tremendously. I now see many psychiatrists in the community prescribing them along with antidepressants in those without ADHD. Before you commit to the use of stimulant medications here are ten things you need to now—some reassuring and some not. 1. They’re popular:...

15 THINGS TO REMEMBER YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE WITH SCOLIOSIS

Scoliosis is a painful condition wherein the spine has a sideway curvature. The majority of the Scoliosis cases are reported before puberty, during the growing years. The exact cause for Scoliosis is still unknown, however; it can result due to Cerebral Palsy or Muscular Dystrophy. Unlike Cancer or Diabetes, Scoliosis remains relatively unknown. As per...

A Treatment Planning Overview for Children with Sexual Abuse History

Spend at least 1 hour developing a treatment plan utilizing recommendations.There is no universal definition of child sexual abuse. However, a central characteristic of any abuse is the dominant position of an adult that allows him or her to force or coerce a child into sexual activity. Child sexual abuse may include fondling a...

New asthma drug fevipiprant shows promise in early trials-Term Life

It may not be the wonder cure for asthma, but things are looking up for the drug called fevipiprant, and its status as the first new asthma pill in close to two decades.Early tests on fevipiprant appear to be very encouraging, with a “sharp improvement” noticed in terms of the illness’ symptoms, and no...

10 Things I Wish I Knew As an ADHD Kid

When I think of the awkward, confused child I was, I want to reach down and hug myself. I wasn’t officially diagnosed with ADHD until my 30s. My whole life, though, everyone knew I wasn’t like my neurotypical peers. I was always a little spacier, a little more socially awkward. My behaviors haven’t changed much...

New Study Suggests Asthma Could Have a Natural Fix!-Term life

Researchers have discovered that African American children with asthma in metropolitan Washington, DC, are significantly more likely to have low levels of vitamin D than healthy children.This study supports recent research that suggests vitamin D plays a greater role in the body than just keeping bones healthy. Vitamin D deficiency has been recently linked...

4 Things that can Make Scoliosis Worse

Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) can develop for multiple reasons. Typically with idiopathic scoliosis (that develops in young patients), the spinal curvature won’t get any worse once the child finishes going through puberty. However, in some cases and with certain patients, scoliosis can get worse due to specific factors. In this article,...

Newer antipsychotics for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder generally requires lifelong medication. Today, second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are sometimes used for maintenance treatment, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or other mood stabilisers. SGA is prescribed in relatively high numbers of cases of bipolar disorder. According to The Swedish National Quality Register for Bipolar Disorder, a com­bina­tion of SGA...

17 things people with borderline personality disorder want you to know

My personally favourite is ” I’m not a bad person because I have BPD. Don’t make me feel guilty about it”. There are many things you may not know about borderline personality disorder (BPD). Like how it affects 50 percent more people than Alzheimer’s disease. Or how research has shown people with BPD who engage...

40Winning Accommodations for Your ADD/LD Child

Increase the odds of your child succeeding in school by pinpointing his problems in the classroom and including effective accommodations in his IEP or 504 Plan to remedy them. Below is a list of challenges your child may face during the school day along with specific accommodations to overcome them. Talk with your child’s teacher about...

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