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ADHD and Children Who Are Gifted
Howard's teachers say he just isn't working up to his ability. He doesn't finish his assignments, or just puts down answers without showing his work; his handwriting and spelling are poor. He sits and fidgets in class, talks to others, and often disrupts class by interrupting others. He used to...
Anxiety Disorders Factsheet
The anxiety disorders are the most common, or frequently occurring, mental disorders. They encompass a group of conditions that share extreme or pathological anxiety as the principal disturbance of mood or emotional tone. Anxiety, which may be understood as the pathological counterpart of normal... Alcohol Use and Abuse: Where Do the Numbers Come From?
Newspapers and magazines regularly publish stories that report estimates of the number of people who are problem drinkers, the number of traffic deaths that involve alcohol, or the amount of alcohol that Americans consume. Where do these numbers come from, and how realistic are they? Estimates... Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Care
What are alternative approaches to mental health care? An alternative approach to mental health care is one that emphasizes the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit. Although some alternative approaches have a long history, many remain controversial. The National Center for...
Adoptee records, birth mothers, blocking trauma and more
July 15, 2007, 2:28 pm
There's celebrating in Maine this weekend as access to original birth certificates becomes law in January, 2009 after a three-year effort by OBC for ME (Original Birth Certificates for Maine) .
Maine will be the eighth state to give adoptees access to the information.
Birth mothers are... ADHA Guide, Foster Care Pay Gap, Reunion tale, and Toddler Warning
October 3, 2007, 12:47 am
Parents with kids diagnosed with ADHD may find some help in a new guide to ADHD drugs released this week by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.
Soleil Gregg of the advocacy group Children and Adults with... Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Older Adopted Children
December 10, 2007, 5:20 am
Children who have been adopted at an age older than newborn frequently struggle with self-esteem issues. They may come across as if they are superior to everyone they encounter including family members. Is that really a mask for a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to even the slightest...