Drumroll Please! And the Cause of ADHD Is…

Big neuroscience news!! Some important research is in. Things that you thought you knew about ADHD have changed. Because I’m an ADHD nerd, I like to read studies about ADHD. You are entirely forgiven if you, in fact, know better

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Coffee, Tea, Sympathy?

Trans-Atlantic Flights with Hyperactive Kids I’m sharing a 12-hour flight with a few hundred folk, one of which is 3 years old and has either been wiggling or screaming every minute of the flight so far. Before we even took

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The One Secret New Year’s Resolution That Will Destroy ADHD Forever!

The secret to overcoming ADHD is that there is no secret that always helps ADHD, but there are a thousand that might. First, let me apologize for using the phrase “overcoming ADHD”. It’s commonly used, but pretty misleading. It makes

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Christmas Morning Meltdowns

Christmas photo albums are usually edited into warm, appealing remembrances of the holidays. “Hold up your new game and give me a big smile to show Grandma and Grandpa!” is how parents prompt that classic holiday album shot of a

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Focus Feels So Good!

When depression doesn’t respond to treatment, undiagnosed ADHD may be the culprit. Kathy, a busy mother who cares for several special needs family members, was describing how completely her long-time battle with depression had resolved since starting treatment for ADHD.

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Can I Get My Medication ‘Well Done’?

“I had a horrible piece of steak at that restaurant, and will never go there again!!” We’re supposed to learn from experience, so this response is entirely reasonable.  If you have more than one good restaurant nearby, there’s no need

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Hunting, Novelty and the Myth of a Natural Fix for ADHD

“People with ADHD have novelty-seeking brains that are better-adapted to hunting for prey on the savanna than for attending school.” This time-worn gospel truth was recently repeated in the New York Times in “A Natural Fix for ADHD”, and it

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Oren Mason MD
Oren Mason MD

Oren Mason MD

Physician specializing in diagnosis and management of attention deficit disorders and related conditions.

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