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“Impulsivity” In Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)

There are three sub-types of ADHD;  Primarily Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined.  While most people have a pretty clear understanding of inattention and hyperactivity, the terms “impulsive” or ”impulsivity” can be somewhat confusing.  These terms are often confused with “compulsive”, which is quite different.  Compulsion can be defined as a repetitive stereotyped act performed to relieve fear connected with an obsession. […]

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AD/HD and Serious Behavior Problems

There are three types of AD/HD (ADD), primarily Inattentive, Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined. In individuals with Hyperactive-Impulsive and the Combined forms, anti-social behavior is, unfortunately, common. Approximately 60% of these individuals maybe oppositional or defiant, many end up in trouble with the law. These difficulties are rooted in the neurological imbalances, which cause AD/HD (which in most cases can be corrected […]

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“Running Out of Gas” in School

About this time of year (if it hasn’t happened already), children with ADHD (ADD) begin to “run out of gas” at school. They are past the high point of Christmas, summer seems a long way off, and they’ve been working at school for over six months. After all, they’re kids. Often, they start to struggle and misbehave, and grades can […]

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Children With ADD Often Suffer Rejection – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

The development and maintenance of healthy peer relationships is critical for the normal development of a child. The nature of peer relationships in children has been shown to be a critical element of a child’s psychological health, and an important predictor of positive adult adjustment and behavior. Difficulty in finding friends leads to feelings of low self-esteem and these feelings […]

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Parental Denial of ADD… a common reaction, actually worsens outlook – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

Parents of children suspected of having ADD (inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, or combined forms) often engage in denying even the possibility of the need for testing, let alone treating (if necessary) the disorder. This denial is often understandable, and may in some ways be somewhat protective in nature and well intentioned. However, it actually may make matters worse since it prevents finding […]

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High I.Q. Typical in Children with ADD – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

Persons with ADD typically have a higher than average intelligence level. Although the many guises of this disorder, along with possibly poor performance and/or behavior, may make it sometimes difficult to recognize, individuals with ADD (both children and adults) tend to be some of the brightest members of our society. You may have noticed how children with ADD seem to hear […]

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So You Suspect ADD………What Next? – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

So you, or someone else significant, suspects your child may have ADD (or ADHD). What do you do? Well, the first step should be to determine if the disorder is actually there. There are generally two paths to take to make this determination, although ultimately they often lead to the same destination. Schools vary widely in their ability and willingness […]

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Family Life Often Disrupted By ADD – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

While the primary problems caused by ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) are related to the affected individual, the typical disruption of harmonious family dynamics often equals or exceeds this in overall scope and impact. It is helpful to keep in mind that there are three distinct types of this disorder (primarily inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and the combined form), and the described impacts […]

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When ADD Kids have ADD Parents – Dr. Stephen A. Ferrari

I often hear parents complain, ” I think my child has ADD, they can’t concentrate or control themselves, and some times I think I might have it too, we have the same problem, and when they combine, things get worse and worse”.  Also often heard is ” I can’t do everything myself, and when my husband (or wife) gets home, […]

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Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults – Dr. Stephen Ferrari

ADD is a disorder, which is much better understood, diagnosed, and treated today than in times past. Since most ADD is now only tested for and treated in children, there are many adults who suffer from this disorder without any awareness of the cause and possible alleviation of their difficulties. There are three sub-types of ADD: inattentive, hyperactive-impulsive, and the […]

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