ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain disorder that could result in hyperactivity among the children affected. Practicing preventive measures of COVID 19, like physical distancing and social isolation can lead to unforeseen changes that may worsen the symptoms of ADHD or lead to other mental health conditions like anxiety or depression in […]
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About Dr. Arif Khan
MBBS, DCH, FRCPCH, CCT(UK), MSc (Epilepsy)
I am an avid writer, authoring more than 40 peer-reviewed and public health publications. I have presented numerous posters at national and international meetings, and I am currently in the process of co-authoring a book on Pediatric Neurology and one on pediatrics for medical students. I have been a honorary lecturer for medical students at the University Hospitals of Leicester and have been teaching on the National training courses like the Pediatric Epilepsy training courses.
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There are different reasons why your kid doesn’t follow instructions, from the absence of abilities to do certain errands, to trouble preparing words, to the absence of inspiration. A good mnemonic to remember for this is ‘HASH SUCCEED’, According to Dr. Arif Khan. If you have a child with autism who is not listening to […]
Autism being a development disorder can affect the child’s behaviour and ability to communicate and interact. The unsocial behaviour in autistic children can be the result of sensory processing challenges faced by the kid or lack of communication or both.
In spite of extensive research all over the world, the condition called Epilepsy has not yet been fully understood. However, we have enough evidence to explain its underlying mechanism and rationale for treatment. Over the many years that epilepsy survived, it has evolved into what we now term as a ‘disorder’. Various medical explanations and […]
Epilepsy Treatment Dubai Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and by which the individual has a tendency to have seizures. Children are keen to know why these unpleasant events are occurring. It is advisable to educate them on their condition at the earliest. This will reduce their anxiety and build their confidence. They […]
Yes, Migraine does affect children. It affects 2% of five year olds and 18% of 13-14 year olds. Migraine in many children can go undiagnosed due to unawareness on the part of parents and sometimes doctors. This can lead to significant negative impact on the child’s social wellbeing, scholastic achievement and self-esteem.
To see your child having his or her first seizure is a frightening event in your life. It is of utmost importance to remember that you’re relating the event to the doctor in the most accurate manner will go a long way in making an accurate diagnosis. The doctor will first try to differentiate whether […]
Epilepsy is a condition in which disturbances to the brain’s normal electrical activity cause recurrent seizures or brief episodes of altered consciousness. Epilepsy comes in many forms and each person’s experience is different. The incidence of epilepsy in children is estimated to be 700 in every 100,000 children under 16 years.
Typically mental healthcare is nowadays very much ignored in the current society. Further, we in the society often tend to suppress all the mental health diseases. Speaking of mental illness, they are conditions that frequently result in a reduced capacity for handling the simple demands of life.
UAE and in particular Dubai has some of the best Pediatric clinics/medicinal institutes and is soon going to turn into the global medical tourism hub by the turn of the next decade for sure. It has some of the most advanced and state of the art medicinal facilities along with experienced medical staff who can […]
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