Anthony Bouldin, M.D.

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ADHD could mean trouble in the classroom

August 30, 2016
As the school year approaches, it’s helpful to keep the possibility of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in mind for children struggling in the classroom. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make learning painful and lead to behavior that sidelines a child socially. But ADHD is a relatively common and treatable condition.

Tics or Tourette's?

April 20, 2015
Tics are sudden, stereotyped and repetitive movements or vocalizations that are involuntary and often appear similar to normal movements.  They can be brief simple movements such as eye blinking or facial grimacing or more complex behaviors such as jumping or repetitive touching.  Common vocal tics or vocalizations are humming, throat clearing and coughing.  Tics can be a temporary or a passing phase (transient tic disorder) or more chronic.   The diagnosis of Tourette’s syndrome is defined as a history of multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic occurring for longer than 12 months.