Category: Michael Silverstein

Teach caregivers to train parents about ADHD

July 8th, 2015 in 2015, Futurity News, Michael Silverstein, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

Futurity News
Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine

About 11 percent of American children between age 4 and 17 are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)…

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Family-centered care may help kids with ADHD

March 24th, 2015 in 2015, Examiner.com, Michael Silverstein, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

Examiner.com
Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine

For kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), training their families to engage in compassionate care may lead to improved behavior, according to a new study…

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“If done right, it allows patients or their parents to reflect on their own health behaviors from an empowered, non-judged position and builds trust between the family and the care team.”

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Study: A Simple, Cheap Way To Help Low-Income Kids With ADHD

March 24th, 2015 in 2015, Michael Silverstein, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, WBUR 0 comments

WBUR “CommonHealth”
Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine

Say you’re a pediatrician whose 8-year-old patient is showing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. That’s not unusual, up to 12 percent of American kids are diagnosed with it…

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“The researcher in me wants to replicate this and be sort of guarded in interpreting the results. Provided these results hold up, I think it’s an issue of implementation, and when people talk about the Patient-Centered Medical Home, we really have to think about what this has to look like for specific populations that have specific challenges.”

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ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care

March 24th, 2015 in 2015, HealthDay News, Michael Silverstein, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

HealthDay News
Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine

For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found…

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“I think it’s a very powerful tool in medicine and it’s being used more and more, but it’s still not widespread in terms of how doctors interact with patients and their families.”

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New ADHD Treatment Calls for Parenting, Not Pills

March 23rd, 2015 in 2015, Michael Silverstein, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WBUR 0 comments

WBUR “Radio Boston”
Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine

Finally today, a new study from Boston University School of Medicine tested a novel approach to treating ADHD in low-income children, and it has nothing to do with giving medication to kids…

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Childhood adversity linked to chronic physical, mental disability

May 9th, 2013 in 2013, Michael Silverstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, United Press International 0 comments

United Press International
Michael Silverstein, School of Medicine

Childhood adversity can lead to chronic physical and mental disability in adult life and have an effect on the next generation, U.S. researchers say…

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