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Fri, 19th Apr 2013

Paying attention to ADHD

Dissection - learning from death (c) Paul Trotman

Is ADHD overdiagnosed? How can parents and teachers help those affected? What happens when ADHD children enter adulthood? And do diet and genes pave the way to developing the disorder? Plus in the news, we turn on pleasure pathways through music and find out what gets a Prof up with the larks...

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  • 09:42 - Biological test for ADHD?

    Could we use these chemical and structural brain changes in ADHD to help develop biological markers for ADHD diagnosis?

  • 10:43 - Genes and Diet in ADHD?

    We now bury our heads into the next level of understanding of ADHD – so genes and the environment. Back to Trevor Robbins for this…

  • 14:05 - Parents and teachers of ADHD children

    “What should parents and teachers do when dealing with kids who have ADHD?

  • 16:15 - Is ADHD overdiagnosed?

    Recent studies have indicated that somewhere between 3% and 12% of children in the UK have been diagnosed with ADHD and there's certain criticisms that it’s overdiagnosed. I just wondered if you could comment on that?

  • 17:03 - How best to treat child ADHD?

    And would you say that medication of these children in addition to these strategies that you adopt with teachers and also families, would you say that combination of all three of those are required?

  • 17:43 - Can ADHD be treated with video games?

    Can ADHD be treated by training children with mind games and video games, and quizzes?”

  • 19:07 - Are boring schools to blame?

    “Kids seem to sit in front of the TV or video games for hours without problem. Are schools not as stimulating and if that a problem, could it be changed?”

  • 20:18 - Long term effects of an ADHD diagnosis?

    And lastly, a question from me. So, are there any misconceptions or new educational policy that you'd like to mention relevant to ADHD?

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