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ADHD and other disorders

John's Most Recent Articles

The 'Invention' of ADHD

Posted 3 weeks ago

In 2009, pediatrician and former medical school professor Bose Ravenel and I published “The Diseasing of America’s Children” (Thomas Nelson), in which we argued from facts that ADHD and other...

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New School Year, New Babble on What's Wrong With Your Kids

Posted on 10/25/2016

The new school year is still fresh and “it” has already begun, “it” being the ongoing effort on the part of schools to persuade parents that there is something wrong with their kids’...

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Medicine Doesn't Cure Misbehavior

Posted on 7/26/2016

Q: Our son is a rising second-grader at a private school. Last year, his behavior was often disruptive and sometimes even downright defiant—problems his first grade teacher did not have with him....

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ADHD and Diet

Posted on 9/1/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond In America, the go-to guy on ADHD is Dr. Russell Barkley, whose impressive credentials include psychologist, clinical professor of psychiatry at...

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Parents Consider Homeschooling for 3rd Grader

Posted on 7/21/2015

Copyright 2015, John K. Rosemond Q: Our 8-year-old is scheduled to enter third grade at a public school this coming fall. Last year, he did very well; nonetheless, his second grade...

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4-Year-Old Girl - Sensory Processiong Disorder

Posted on 5/25/2010

Sensory processing disorder might not be real condition On their website (www.spdfoundation.net), the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation defines SPD (also known as Sensory Integration...

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Schools Diagnosing Children with Disorders

Posted on 5/4/2010

Schools have 'disorder' disorder Over the past 40 years or so, child advocates have given lip service to the view that adults, especially educators, should respect children's "individual...

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Diet Approach to ADHD

Posted on 4/6/2010

Dietary approach to treat ADHD has some support Q. I've heard a lot about using diet therapies like the Feingold diet for ADHD. I talked with a therapist who specializes in treating ADHD and...

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Discipline Or Disorder

Posted on 12/11/2007

DISCIPLINE IS REAL CURE FOR WHAT THESE 2 SEE AS A DISORDER Dr. Dimitri Papolos of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his wife, Janice, are the recognized authorities on...

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6-Year-Old Boy Throwing Wild Tantrums

Posted on 10/30/2007

ARE BRAIN CHEMICALS TO BLAME FOR 6-YEAR-OLD'S BAD BEHAVIOR? Recently the parents of a 6-year-old boy asked my advice concerning his daily, sometimes violent tantrums which had been ongoing...

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Recent Questions

Annoying 10 Year Old

Posted on 3/15/2017

My son 10 yo is doing noise with him mouth like clics all the time. I can't stand it anymore. He has autism but I am not sure if it's to let go stress or just because of a bad habit. It makes...

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Teen Meltdown

Posted on 2/22/2017

I read on here to take a time out before engaging with a teen and making a decision. Then once giving your decision, being a 'robot' when responding. We have an intelligent, 6ft, almost 15 yr old...

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Website Policy

Posted on 2/6/2017

So the saga with my DS continues. It has been 2.5 months of consequences & he has not gotten his act together with handing school work in on time & he has lost his precious phone & social...

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13 year old Son Hyperactivity

Posted on 12/11/2016

Hi! I have read John's ADHD book and it all makes sense to me. However, I am having a hard time figuring out why my 13 year old son is so hyperactive. He literally cannot sit still to complete...

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10 yo Autistic Trouble Relating to Friends

Posted on 11/3/2016

My son of 10 yo has autism. He speaks all the time. He interrupts us all the time and doesn't seem to see the signs of others when they are upset about it. When revising with my daughter, he...

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ADHD or not.

Posted on 11/1/2016

My son has a major focus issue, and has always been hyper, unable to pay attention or remember several instructions at a time. Some days are better than others. We have eliminated all artificial...

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Alternatives to ADHD Medication?

Posted on 9/19/2016

I am currently located on Fort Bragg, NC on Active Duty. My wife has been convinced through friends that our daughter has ADHD. I have disagreed with this assessment but have entertained the...

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Adopted daughter and extended family problems

Posted on 6/25/2016

I have a very energetic defiant adopted daughter. She was diagnosed with ADHD. We have given her medicine in the past but after reading John's book have taken her off and are trying consistent...

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9-Year-Old With Anxiety/OCD Issues

Posted on 6/5/2016

Hello, My 9 year old daughter seems to be having some anxiety/ocd type problems. She wants us to repeat the same things back to her and at bedtime she has a routine of things she has to say. The...

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Charting is Effective Tool for "ADHD" 13 YO

Posted on 5/20/2016

In the context of managing a 13 yo, ADHD boy. Funny, popular, witty, knows how to be respectful when around other adults or wants something. But he's a handful when not on his med. We are working...

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