Tag Archives: ADHD

Can Pesticides Contribute to ADHD?

PesticidesA study recently released by Pediatrics (the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics), entitled “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Pesticides” finds a possible link between childhood exposure to pesticides and a child developing ADHD.  Sometimes studies are able to be dismissed because one says that the exposure levels necessary to be influential are unrealistically high.  Unfortunately, this study finds a link “at levels common among US children”.  Continue reading

What Is Causing Kids’ Sleep Disorders?

There’s increasing concern about the problem with sleep disorders for ADHD children, as Dr. David Rabiner’s recent article in his Attention Research Update mailing  list, and the studies referenced, show. The evidence shows that children with ADHD have a higher rate of sleep disorders.  However, a key question remains – WHY are so many children, those with ADHD and those without, having sleep disorders or sleep apnea? Continue reading