New ADHD Test: Quotient ADHD System

October 25, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Just as there is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat, there are many ways to test for ADHD.  The UnRitalin Solution’s ADHD test protocol is designed to uncover the causes of the disorder, and the first step we take is to confirm that the child indeed has ADHD. ADHD cannot be diagnosed based on the symptoms alone because they resemble normal childhood behaviors or symptoms of other disorders.  In addition, doctors need input from parents, teachers, and relatives, who each have subjective interpretations on the severity of the child’s symptoms.

Recently, a company called BioBehavioral Diagnostics was able to design, test, and release an ADHD diagnostic system called the Quotient ADHD System.  This non-invasive device is the first FDA-approved diagnostic test for ADHD, and it claims to objectively measure the three symptoms of ADHD using functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and motion sensors.


Genes and ADHD: How Crucial are Genetics?

October 18, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Last week, the media had a field day over a study that presented new evidence for the genetic cause of ADHD.  This study, which was done by researchers from Cardiff University and published in the English journal The Lancet, revealed that children with ADHD are more likely to have missing or duplicated DNA segments.  The researchers also discovered that the ADHD-related DNA segments overlap the genetic variants detected in those with schizophrenia and autism.  But exactly how crucial are genetics in the ADHD puzzle? How much do genes influence ADHD?


Kids with ADHD Experience Reading Problems

October 4, 2010 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Is your ADHD child struggling with reading problems? Does he take a long time to read pages or paragraphs, only to realize that the words aren’t sinking in or that he doesn’t remember anything he just read? Don’t worry, he is not alone. According to a new study in Pediatrics, children with ADHD experience more reading problems than others without the disorder.