What do paediatricians do?
Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, also known as ADD) is characterised by symptoms including inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.
Kawasaki disease is a rare condition mostly affecting children. It causes fever and inflammation of the blood vessels, but most kids recover without long-term problems.
Separation anxiety disorder commonly occurs among younger children as part of growing up. However it is now also recognised as a condition that can affect adults too, usually alongside other anxiety disorders.
Anxiety in children
Anxiety is a normal part of life that can sometimes affect children. Learn more about the signs of anxiety in children and how to help them.
Dyslexia is a common learning disability that makes reading, writing and spelling difficult. Support and special education can help and are most effective when started as early as possible in childhood.
Oxytocin is a hormone that makes you feel love and trust. Understand the role of oxytocin and find out if you can adjust the levels of this hormone in your body.
Tuberous sclerosis affects parts of the body, behaviour and thinking. If you notice symptoms you should see a doctor, but there are ways to manage the disease.
These are a type of epileptic seizure that cause someone to stare, and lose awareness for a few seconds. They’re also called ‘petit mal’ seizures.
A rare syndrome causing physical and intellectual disability. It can’t be cured, but some therapies can improve the quality of life of those affected.