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Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert

Sheppard Afb, Texas
Work-At-Home parent of an Autistic son, three children with ADHD and both myself and my wife have ADHD as well.  Makes for an interesting life. Oh, and I blog about ADHD, too.
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Lies or Blinks? by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Dear Teachers, Thought you might be interested in this paper about a very real hazard with ADHD people. This is one reason why sometimes they may not have heard you. It ... Read on »
C.H.A.D.D. by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Two federal laws - the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehab ... Read on »
Bi-Polar Disorder : Frequently Asked Questions by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD What is early-onset bipolar disorder and why are we suddenly hearing so much about it? Early-onset bipolar disorder is manic-depression that appears early–very early–in ... Read on »
Bipolar Disorder in the News, September 11, 2007 by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Manic Kids and Out-of-Control Toddlers: Fact or Problem? NewsReleaseWire.com (press release) - USA Over the past decade, research funded by NIMH found that bipolar di ... Read on »
What You Need to Know About Your ADD/ADHD Child by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD You Are Not Alone! Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affect between 3%-5% of the children in the United States. Num ... Read on »
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER: What Parents Should Know by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Washington, D.C. Identifying ADD If you believe your child shows signs of Attention Deficit Disorder — short attention span, impulsive beha ... Read on »
ADHD in the news, September 25, 2007 by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD FDA to Study Potential Link between ADHD Drugs and Cardiovascular Problems The FDA has announced plans to study links between ADHD medication and cardiovascular disease ... Read on »
What is Bipolar? by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD What is Bipolar? What does it look like in a person? What are the different states? Information is provided in both layman terms and also DSM-IV. Here is a fairly ... Read on »
Please forgive the mess… by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD We’re moving to a new theme, and for the next few days things will probably be a little chaotic around here.  As with most “out of the box” themes, this one is nearly, but ... Read on »
Aerobics for the brain to help learning disabled children by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Using lively, animated computer games and challenging drills, researchers have pioneered a therapy, dubbed “aerobics for the brain,” to help millions of children who slip ... Read on »
The Child with ADHD - Modifying the Classroom by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Modifications should be made in the classroom setting to allow a child with AD/HD to better succeed. Additionally, these modifications help to teach the child with AD/HD c ... Read on »
Parenting The Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Children with AD/HD present a problem to their parents. Because they are energetic, loving; at times impossible and excitable, many parenting techniques simply do not work ... Read on »
Medication Treatment of Bipolar Disorder by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families David A. Kahn, M.D., Ruth Ross, M.A., David J. Printz, M.D., and Gary S. Sachs, M.D. Bipolar disorder ( ... Read on »
Disability-Based Harrassment by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD OCR and OSERS recently conducted a joint focus group where we heard about the often devastating effects on students of disability harassment that ranged from abusive jokes ... Read on »
Parenting a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Issue: Parenting a child who has ADD can be an exhausting and, at times, frustrating experience. Parents play a key role in managing the disability. They usually need spec ... Read on »
Teaching Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC Defining Attention ... Read on »
Eleven Ways To Influence Your Attention Different Child and Help Him Be Successful by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Note:This article is taken from childspirit.com, the author of ADHDFamilies is not a licensed psychotherapist or medical professional. In my psychotherapy practice, I w ... Read on »
Advocacy Primer for Parents by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD Discipline for Children with Disabilities: Questions & Answers from OSEP (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs)In order to become an ef ... Read on »
Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Interventions: What Parents Need to Know by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD by Dixie Jordan Many children have inappropriate behaviors that are part of their disability. These behaviors may make it difficult to learn, cause harm to the child or ... Read on »
Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents by Jerry D. Russell Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in ADD & ADHD by Mary Beth CoganSince 1980, criteria for diagnosing bipolar disorder in adults have also been used to diagnose mania in children, with some modifications to adjust for a ... Read on »