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My child has ADHD. Could I have ADHD also?

It is not uncommon for a parent to approach me and ask me if they might have ADHD after their child has been diagnosed. ADHD is a genetic condition. When it exists in one family member, it can oftentimes be found in siblings, parents, and even grandparents. If your child has ADHD and you seem … Continue reading “My child has ADHD. Could I have ADHD also?”

Tweens, Teens and ADHD

Many children diagnosed with ADHD in Elementary School who are responding well to treatment may hit a few “bumps” during Middle School and High School. Tweens, particularly girls, may suddenly stop responding to their medication, or may have symptoms that their dose is too high, even though they have been stable on the same medication … Continue reading “Tweens, Teens and ADHD”

What is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)

Although rare, some forms of childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder can be caused by streptococcus bacterial infection (e.g. strep throat). This form of OCD is called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections otherwise known as PANDAS. PANDAS is diagnosed clinically after a child abruptly develops several behavioral and physical symptoms following a streptococcal infection. Causes … Continue reading “What is Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS)”

Children and Adults with ADD Program Announcement

Next Step ADHD Specialty Clinic would like to call your attention to an upcoming program that we think can serve as an excellent resource: CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD) has designed a Webinar designed to assist parents of children with ADHD. About the program Designed by parents for parents, this 14-hour, multisession, interactive training … Continue reading “Children and Adults with ADD Program Announcement”