By Yona Lunsky and Tara Gomes ADHD, anti-psychotic drugs, autism, cost of drugs, dementia, developmental disabilities, monitored drugs, over-medicating, over-prescribing, prescribing, prescribing guidelines
Inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications — drugs like Risperdal, Zyprexa and Abilify — to seniors, especially those in long-term care with conditions like dementia, has been a hot topic of discussion across Canada in recent years. We have also increasingly heard about the high numbers of these medications being prescribed to children and youth with […]
By Nicole Letourneau and Suzanne Tough ADHD, autism, child development, Child health, childhood education, community support, dépression
Genetics will save the day — at least that’s the message you see pretty much everywhere in the media, and sometimes even in the academic literature.
Par Nicole Letourneau et Suzanne Tough ADHD, autisme, dépression, développement de l'enfant, l'éducation de la petite enfance, la santé des enfants, soutien communautaire
La génomique va sauver le monde : voilà le message dont à peu près tous les médias se font l’écho et parfois même la littérature scientifique.
By Laura Stymiest with Elizabeth Lee-Ford Jones ADHD, child development, Child poverty, Child well-being, childhood education, hunger, social conditions, social paediatrics
A young girl is referred to a paediatrician’s office for inability to pay attention in the classroom. The child’s teacher is concerned she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and possibly, a learning disability.
By Nicole Letourneau and Justin Joschko ADHD, children and technology, digital family, screen time in kids, television at home, video game use, video games
We live in a digital age. Technology has become an integral part of how we see, learn about, and interact with the world. From computers at the office, to televisions at home, to smartphones on the bus or in the grocery line, many of us spend over half of our waking lives in front of a screen.
By Janet Currie and Mark Stabile Adderall, ADHD, Bloomberg, children, drugs, mental disabilities, Ritalin
Over the past twenty years, mental disabilities have overtaken physical disabilities as the leading cause of activity limitations in children. Today, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is three times more likely than asthma to be contributing to childhood disability in the United States.