Category: Children, Tweens & Teens

ADHD and Driving

Do teenagers and adults with ADHD evidence impaired driving performance as compared to their non-ADHD peer group? Teenage and Adult ADHD is characterized by problems with impulse control, difficulties sustaining attention for prolonged periods of time, and problems with long term planning. In order to safely operate a motor vehicle, the driver has to be… Read more »

Why Won’t my Child Take his Medicine?

Tweens and teens sometimes feel resistant to taking psychiatric medication even when they feel deeply unhappy or even when they have already experienced a positive result from the medicine. They may see medication as threatening their autonomy (i.e., the medicine is controlling them or their behavior). Credit your child not the medication: Explain to your… Read more »