Back-to-School Tips for ADHD Students of All Ages

August 30, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Summer is coming to an end, and for kids and teens with ADHD, this can mean some big challenges ahead. A few simple preparations before school starts can make the transition back to school a breeze for ADHD students.


5 Questions to Ask When Your Child’s ADHD Treatment Stops Working

August 23, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

It’s a common scenario – after several rounds of doctors’ appointments and tests, you finally found an ADHD treatment that works for your child, as shown by months of improved mood, behavior, and grades. But then your child’s grades start to slip, andhe or she is getting into the same trouble at school. ADHD symptoms start flaring up again, even worse than before. What do you do when your child’s ADHD treatment stops working?


ADHD Drug Emergencies are at an All-Time High

August 16, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Ritalin and other ADHD medications are a popular drug among teens and young adults – not because they’re chasing an altered state of mind, but because they need the mental kick from the stimulants. Come exam time, these drugs are almost as ubiquitous as coffee and energy drinks on campus, but those who rely on these stimulants to perform well are at risk for serious health issues.

A study from the United States’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that ADHD drugs was responsible for sending nearly 23,000 young adults to the emergency room in 2011. This number is more than a quadruple increase from 2005, when only 5,600 similar emergency room visits took place. The study looked at a population of 18 – 34 year olds, but observed that the dramatic rise in ER visits was evident among 18 – 25 year olds.


5 Discipline Tricks Your ADHD Teen Can Live With

August 9, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

The best way to discipline an ADHD teen is to teach good behavior at childhood and continue to reinforce them as they mature and take on additional responsibilities. While there is no quick fix for adolescents with discipline problems, these tips can calm down your emotional teen, establish the groundwork for peace at home, and foster a strong parent-child relationship.


Can a Mobile App Really Treat ADHD?

August 2, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

An interesting press release arrived at my inbox this morning.  MindMed, a developer of neuro-cognitive treatment technologies for psychiatric disorders, just released a mobile app designed to treat ADHD in kids and adults. The app is fully optimized for a mobile device, and is said to treat ADHD symptoms by increasing attention, concentration, and focus. It might sound like a good idea to have such a treatment easily accessible on your smart phone, but can an app really treat ADHD?