List by Tag: ADHD

Daily Herald Interviews Our President On Temper Tantrums!

Our founder and president, James Smithers, was interviewed by the Daily Herald last week on the topic of temper tantrums . As an experienced child and adolescent counselor and expert in his community, James shared his thoughts on when temper tantrums are more than just a normal part of child development, how to be proactive […]

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ADHD – An Epidemic?

Recent studies show that an alarming 11% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. These statistics raise legitimate concerns regarding the over-diagnosis of this mental health disorder and, in turn, the over-prescribing of psychotropic stimulant medications for children. Positively speaking, these numbers represent an increase in awareness among parents and professionals […]

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Children as Young as 4 can be Diagnosed with ADHD

The American Academy of Pediatrics has changed the diagnosable age range of children struggling with ADHD from 6-12  to 4-18 years old. The changes reflect ongoing research that suggests symptoms of ADHD are evident at a much earlier age than previously thought and continue into the adolescent years. Although it is fairly common for teens to be diagnosed […]

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