Tag: ADHD

Behavioural disorders

Behavioural disorders

Generally speaking where a behavioural disorder is suspected a psychologist or psychiatrist will be involved in diagnosis in order to make a thorough evaluation of the reported difficulties. There is much controversy in the field especially with regard to diagnosis, labelling of children, causes of the disorders and treatment. The wide variety of identified specific [...]

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Unilateral Hearing: What Causes It, The Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Unilateral Hearing: What Causes It, The Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

Unilateral hearing, which means one ear hears better than the other, doesn’t get the attention it deserves because of other hearing problems and treatment options available. Unilateral hearing loss doesn’t typically get the attention it deserves. And, how can it if you’re constantly hearing about cochlear implants or hearing aids for hearing loss. Now, you [...]

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The Symptoms of Disorder ADHD in Children and Adults

The Symptoms of Disorder ADHD in Children and Adults

Disorder ADHD is very common and may affect children, adolescent and even adulthood sometimes. In fact, up to 5% of children suffer from disorder ADHD and experts still question whether people ever outgrow it with time. In other words, this disorder might still be very common when it comes to adults nowadays. ADHD In general, [...]

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Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder a Real Medical Condition?

Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder a Real Medical Condition?

Many people, especially Americans, doubt that there is such a mental health condition as oppositional defiant disorder. When the “Bible” of mental illnesses, the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” (DSM) put out its third edition in 1980, many mental conditions were introduced to the general public. During the next two editions in 1987 and 1992, many [...]

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Left Handers and their Secret Lives

Left Handers and their Secret Lives

Left handed people account for one person in every ten in the population. They don’t look any different to you or me, but when it comes to carrying out everyday tasks like using a tin opener you may see something more awkward about them. They are just not natural and their movements don’t flow, they [...]

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Learning disabilities

Learning disabilities

Some parents may worry that their child does not appear to be progressing at the expected rate at school – perhaps the child is reluctant to take part in homework or seems to continually struggle with simple reading, writing and arithmetic no matter how hard he or she tries. All children go through phases of [...]

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Increased Risk of Drug Abuse for Children with ADHD

Increased Risk of Drug Abuse for Children with ADHD

The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has a new report which suggests that younger adults who had previously had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their childhood could be at increased risk of becoming a smoker and may have drug and alcohol use and abuse problems too. ADHD is a [...]

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