Critically Ill Teenager Finds Out He's Going To Disneyland, Internet Weeps With Joy

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

The beautiful moment a critically ill teenager found out he was going to Disneyland Paris has won the hearts of thousands on Facebook. 14-year-old...

12 Things People With ADHD Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be hard enough, without having people not understand the condition. A new video fr...

The One With the Little Victories

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Parents
Georgy Jamieson

His school report was warm, genuine and full of love. No he's not top of the class but he's gaining confidence everyday. It was a joy to read a report on the boy from people who actually know him and haven't just come to observe him, then think they can tell me all about him after half an hour.

Can't Help Won't - Pathological Demand Avoidance SyndromeΩ

Neil Ayres | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ayres

A complex syndrome on the autism spectrum is receiving increasing attention from researchers and educators - those with the condition and their families hope that front-line clinicians won't be far behind.

My Thoughts on Katie Hopkins 'Mocking' Tweets

Kevin Healey | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Kevin Healey

I can't stamp out all the negative comments that people say on twitter or social media about disabilities, but maybe I can educate others on its dehumanising effect, and in doing so help parents understand that there is a world of support out there. Imagine Katie spending a day or a week with me, seeing what my world looks like. That would be a show on Autism worth watching.

ADHD and Perinatal Mental Health

Mark Williams | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

After being diagnosed with ADHD at forty years of age and going through looking after my wife's server postnatal depression know from my personal experience it's a issue we need to raise awareness.

Why Did No-One Come To My Party Mummy?

Kerry Gibb | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

Excluding children from parties is just as hurtful. Imagine not receiving one single birthday party invite all year as you hear your classmates all chatting about the next cool party at the weekend.

ADHD: Myth or Reality

Bob Morgan | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Morgan

Dr Wariyar talked about many aspects of ADHD - including of course - the core symptoms. Inattention - difficulty in giving attention to detail - not appearing to listen - difficulty in completing a task - not following through on instructions.

The Rise of ADHD, Autism, Aspergers in Our Children

Anna Moody | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I've been investigating this phenomenon lately, asking teachers what barriers they face, parents what frustrations they encounter and generally observing so called 'problem children' in schools, homes and how they interact with others.

Martial Arts Saved My Life, Says Olympic Star Ashley McKenzie

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Sport
Sarah Tetteh

Ashley had seen nothing like it before - this was the moment that changed his life forever. After running home crying and researching on the computer what this 'flip' was all about he discovered it was a judo move...

Dairy Products: Essential to Good Health? Or The Cause of Disease?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

How on earth can cow's milk be considered an essential part of our diet when its purpose is to feed calves until they are old enough to be weaned? How does it make any sense at all that people are supposed to have it? Just because we have been doing it for centuries does not mean it is rational or good for us; it just means it was an available food source at some point, and has since become an acceptable part of the human diet.

ADHD - Why One Parent Chose to Medicate

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

As parents we make choices, doing the best we can with what information we have. A century ago doctors thought PMT was hysteria and dyslexia stupidity. Things change and if I made the wrong choice for my child I will answer for that in the future, but only to him.

A Large-Scale Research Project Into Early Signs of Autism and ADHD Is Long Overdue

Dr Emily Jones | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Emily Jones

On Thursday 23 January, my team at the Babylab at Birkbeck, University of London, together with similar teams from across Europe, is launching a new study of infants with older siblings with autism or ADHD. For infants with an older sibling with autism or ADHD, the chances of also having one of the conditions may climb to 20%.

Ukippers Mock ADHD As 'Psychobabble That Keeps Lefties In Jobs'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has been forced to distance itself from controversial remarks made by its own party members over attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....

Time Outdoors Should Be a Right for All Children

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Morrissey

As the wealth gap grows, schools remain one of the few shared factors of the next generation. I think schools should be institutions of education but also a place of opportunity and equality. Governments should ensure time outside is incorporated into education to guarantee no child is denied the access to nature that is so essential for their development.

Is My Child Normal?

Sandi Mann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

The reality is that most parents just want their children to fit in, to be socially acceptable, thrive at school and yes, be 'normal'. The idea that any difficulties might be due to a labelled syndrome, or 'special needs', is a frightening prospect for most. So, how can you tell if your child is 'normal'?

Why Must Everything Be a Medical Condition

Katie Hopkins | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Hopkins

In many cases, medication seems to be more about making life easier for the parent than relieving symptoms for the benefit of the child. Given this very modern phenomenon for ADHD, I would argue that for some children a lack of exercise, poor diet and absence of parental control is also an issue.

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Ritalin

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Ritalin is hitting the headlines yet again, after new figures revealed the number of drugs being dished out to ADHD sufferers has increased by 56% in ...

Ritalin Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Children taking Ritalin in a bid to boost their grades may have sparked the soaring numbers of ADHD drugs being prescribed in Britain, a new report ha...

Are ADHD Rates Set to Soar?

Sandi Mann | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

The most worrying new leniency in ADHD diagnosis is the fact that to be diagnosed, symptoms no longer need cause significant impairment; they just have to be present. For example, in DSM-IV, symptoms were required to cause some impairment (i.e. undermine the child's functioning) in at least two settings.

The Lazy Doctor and the Drunk Electrician

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ian Robertson

ADHD is being grossly overdiagnosed in the USA and in some other countries for a range of commercial and social reasons. For millions of children to be taking powerful drugs which can have dangerous side effects is an example of the sort of pharmaceutical scandal that emerges every few decades, usually as a result of lazy and lax prescribing habits by doctors.

Summer Lovin' - Camp America Part Two

Rebecca Root | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

Do I have to say anymore to recommend taking part in a Camp America Programme? No matter what your age, background or experience, camp can be life changing and the best fun you'll ever have. It has you doing things you never imagined with people you never knew existed.

Let's Get This Travel Thing Started!

Rebecca Root | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

So I applied to Camp America and got accepted to Round Lake Camp, Pennsylvania. I think possibly the best decision I ever made right there. It was an affordable way to go and see some of the world, I worked for two months and my visa gave me an extra few months to travel afterwards.

Students May Be Drugs Tested Amid Growing Concerns Over 'Smart Pills'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students could face compulsory drugs testing around exam time amid concerns that some are “cheating” by taking pills to improve their results. ...

Keeping Your Brain Healthy With Omega 3

Martin Sadofski | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Sadofski

As Woody Allen once said "The brain is my second favourite organ." Already hailed for promoting healthy hearts, it seems that taking a daily Omega 3 capsule also has beneficial effects in the brain.