100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's ADHD: From by Ruth D. Nass, Fern Leventhal

By Ruth D. Nass, Fern Leventhal

Thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your baby s ADHD: Preschool to school, moment version is a complete, sensible advisor for fogeys of kids with awareness deficit hyperactivity ailment (ADHD). Discussing either scientific and psycho-social points of the situation, Dr. Nass and Dr. Leventhal offer an authoritative but compassionate clarification of treating this situation and educating your baby ideas for residing -- and studying -- with ADHD. reviews from mom and dad of youngsters with ADHD carry a first-person viewpoint to this precious source. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Your baby s ADHD: Preschool to school, moment variation bargains mom and dad a assisting hand in dealing with the calls for of elevating a baby with ADHD, and surroundings their youngsters on a path for achievement of their improvement, schooling, and careers.

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Yet, in spite of these increases, not all children with ADHD are properly diagnosed, and not all children with ADHD are properly treated. In other words, in some instances Ritalin is actually being underprescribed. QXP 5/21/10 10:52 AM Page 54 100 Q & A ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S ADHD: FROM PRESCHOOL TO COLLEGE diagnosed with ADHD had ever received stimulant medication treatment. 48. How do stimulants affect the brain? How can they help an already overstimulated child? Isn’t that paradoxical? Stimulant medications increase brain levels of dopamine, and to a lesser extent norepinephrine and serotonin, particularly in the frontal and striatal regions.

Their impulsivity may cause them to blurt out answers inappropriately or to interrupt conversations. ” This can result in peer rejection and subsequent distress in ADHD children. Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosis 100 Q & A ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S ADHD: FROM PRESCHOOL TO COLLEGE 23. Are there other signs of ADHD besides the ones traditionally used to establish the diagnosis? ADHD can show up in children in many ways besides those defined by established criteria in DSM-IV-TR. Social-skill issues may be the presenting symptoms at home and at school.

The increase in the interest for the mathematics tasks seen with Ritalin was associated with an increase in dopamine in the brain, especially in the striatum, as measured by functional imaging. Stimulants work throughout the frontal striatal circuit. Ritalin and Dexedrine, although they are slightly different chemically, have similar effects. They increase dopamine levels in the synaptic area. QXP 5/21/10 10:52 AM Page 55 100 Q & A ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S ADHD: FROM PRESCHOOL TO COLLEGE Medication and ADHD the dopamine transporter, an enzyme that scoops up dopamine from the synaptic region and transports it back into the presynaptic neuron, and to a lesser degree promotes release of dopamine from storage vesicles in the presynaptic neuron.

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