Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have a constellation of symptoms including inattention, impulsivity, difficulty focusing, and hyperactivity. For many children, there is another symptom that is often overlooked: managing emotions. Despite its prevalence among children and teens with ADHD, it is not one of the diagnostic criteria of ADHD.
There is a new medication to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) available through your child and adolescent psychiatrist. Jornay PM is a stimulant used to treat ADHD symptoms in children six years and older. Jornay PM is a methylphenidate-based medication, but it has a special feature. Taken at night, Jornay PM has been shown to control ADHD symptoms from the time the child wakes up in the morning and keeps working right through the day.
Some kids are just born as good eaters. Some are not. Other kids take time to grow into better eaters. And that can feel like hard work. Or like a battle. Family mealtimes, with adults and children sitting together at the same table, seem to happen so rarely these days that parents don’t want to turn the dinner table into a battleground over eating healthy foods. They’d rather enjoy the time together than start arguments.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental health disorders present among children, affecting five to ten percent of American children between the ages of three and seventeen. Parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder know the core symptoms all too well: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms can lead to low frustration tolerance, difficulty with expressive language, irritability, poor performance in school, and difficulty making and maintaining friendships. ADHD can take a toll on the children, but it also affects their parents and families, caregivers, teachers, and other classmates.