7 Takeaways About ADHD, Working Memory and Parenting in “Finding Dory”

Thought about seeing the new Disney film with your kids this summer? Then you might be interested in this article by Bob Cunningham, Head of Robert Louis Stevenson School and professional advisory board member for the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Cunningham provides a great comparison of kids with ADHD to the new Disney film…

Comparing Treatment Results in Adults Switched to Generic ADHD Medication

Results of a recently published study, “A randomized, double-blind, cross-over, phase IV trial of oros-methylphenidate (CONCERTA®) and generic novo-methylphenidate ER-C (NOVO-generic)” confirms concerns expressed to CADDAC over the past number of years by adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD and physicians treating patients with ADHD who have been switched to a generic medication….

New Approaches in Researching Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Some researchers around the world have been thinking about a different way to think about mental and neurological disorders. They have found that current diagnostic categories may not align with new genetic and neuroscience findings. A unique Ontario project, the province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network is studying multiple disorders at the same time…

Age of the Child’s School Entry and an ADHD Diagnosis

I was just interviewed about a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. This study looked at data from 378,881 children, ages 4-17, from 1997 to 2011 in Taiwan and analyzed the percentage of children who were diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medication. Researchers compared the percentage of children diagnosed from youngest to oldest…