The Real Story About Food Dyes and Behavior

We’ve seen these parents in our practice: those that say their children get “hyper” from eating a red Popsicle or that the orange mac and cheese makes their ADHD somehow worse. But what’s the evidence that food dyes are actually related to behavior?

Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD

Any psychiatrist will tell you that comorbidity in mental health is the norm. Comorbidity between autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) is no exception.

Post-Concussive Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Head injuries occur in 110 to 400 out of every 100,000 adults each year, but are much more common in children—around 692 per 100,000 children younger than 15. Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs in 75% to 85% of these cases.

Research Update

What Meds Work for Insomnia in ADHD?

Sleep complaints are common in children with ADHD, whether they are caused by the disorder itself, the treatments for it, or both. Despite this fact, there are limited studies on treatments for insomnia and other sleep problems in children and adolescents with ADHD.

How Can Teachers Best Help Us Identify ADHD?

Current diagnostic criteria for ADHD involves documentation of impairment in more than one setting. Since most kids receive an ADHD diagnosis during their school years, we greatly depend on teachers to provide us with information on behavior and symptoms.

Expert QA

Tic Disorders and Comorbid Conditions

Sometimes complex motor tics and OCD compulsions can be difficult to differentiate, since both are related to urges to perform some type of activity or movement.

ADHD as an Executive Function Disorder

There are six dimensions of executive function, and with ADHD show widespread failure of the executive system, often in all six dimensions.

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Stimulants in the Treatment of ADHD


The gold standards of treatment for ADHD are the stimulants amphetamine and methylphenidate. They are old friends, having been used for decades, and there is a wealth of patient experience with them. Although we use them all the time, an occasional review of the tools in our toolbox is always helpful.