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WNYC News

Poor, Distracted and Drugged: Medicaid Kids with ADHD Likelier to be on Prescription Meds

Thursday, December 11, 2014

About 67 percent of New York kids with ADHD are receiving medication in New York. But among those on Medicaid, it's more than 90 percent. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Lessons From The Past, Sports As a Safety Net, and ADHD Creativity

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Takeaway explains how the lessons of the Bubonic plague can help fight Ebola, we examine the lives of homeless young athletes, and we explore creativity and ADHD.

The Takeaway

The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A University of Pennsylvania psychologist argues that we should consider people with ADHD to be highly imaginative people rather than people with a learning disability. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Lifelong Struggle to Manage ADHD

Monday, September 08, 2014

Timothy Denevi was among the first generation of boys prescribed medication for hyperactivity in the 1980s, when he was six years old. Behavior therapy, antidepressants: nothing worked. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Is ADHD Real?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

One neurologist says Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, one of the fastest growing and widely diagnosed conditions, is not a condition on its own, but is a symptom complex caused by over 20 separate conditions, from poor eyesight to bipolar disorder, each of which requires its own specific treatment.

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The Takeaway

ADHD or Sleep Deprivation?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder now affects 11 percent of school-aged children.  At the same time, it's been found that kids are getting at least an hour less of sleep now than they were a hundred years ago.  Vatsal Thakkar, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, argues that hyperactivity could be caused by sleep deprivation.

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The Takeaway

Gay Athletes, "Top Secret America," Sleep Deprivation and ADHD

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gay Athletes, In and Out of the Closet | "Top Secret America": How Safe Are We?  | How to Fight the Wealth Gap | From the National to the Local: Federal Investment in Urban Policy | 1979: The Birth of the Modern Age  | Sleep Deprivation or ADHD? 

The Takeaway

The Myths and Realities of A.D.H.D.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed by Takeaway partner The New York Times, finds the rate of A.D.H.D. diagnosis has exploded over the last decade.

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The Takeaway

Immigration Reform, Inventing Jobs, the Myths and Realities of A.D.H.D.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

What's Up Next for Immigration Reform | Responses: What Job Would You Invent For Yourself? | The Myths and Realities of A.D.H.D. | Applying for Jobs? Try Inventing a Job Instead

The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor's Race Corruption Arrests; Maya Angelou; ADHD; World Peace Game

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Breaking This Morning: State Senator Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran have been arrested on charges of trying to fix this year's mayoral race. We'll be monitoring all morning with Ben Smith of Buzzfeed. A new study reports a 53% increase in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD. New York Times health reporter Alan Schwarz explains the findings and takes your calls. Plus: Maya Angelou discusses her new book on how being raised by her grandmother impacted her relationship with her mother; John Elder Robison talks about life with Asperger's Syndrome and raising a son who shares his condition; and the World Peace Game's lessons on cooperation.

WNYC News

Analysis Finds Increase in ADHD Diagnoses

Monday, April 01, 2013

A new analysis by The New York Times found that over the past decade, there’s been a more than 50 percent increase in doctors diagnosing children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.

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On Being

Richard Davidson — Investigating Healthy Minds [remix]

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Once upon a time we assumed the brain stops developing when we're young. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson helped overturn this idea by studying the brains of meditating Buddhist monks. Now he's working on conditions like ADHD and autism.

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On Being

[Unedited] Richard Davidson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Once upon a time we assumed the brain stops developing when we're young. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson helped overturn this idea by studying the brains of meditating Buddhist monks. Now he's working on conditions like ADHD and autism.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Investigative reporter Katherine Ellison tells what happened when she and her 12-year-old son were both diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. in Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention is an account of her journey to reconnect with her high-spirited son, and of their search for a solution to their problems.

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