ADHD

Signs, Causes and Symptoms Of ADHD

10 Things Adults Should Know About Their ADHD Medications

The use of stimulant medications for the treatment of Adult ADHD has increased tremendously. I now see many psychiatrists in the community prescribing them along with antidepressants in those without ADHD. Before you commit to the use of stimulant medications here are ten things you need to now—some reassuring and some not. 1. They’re popular:...

Is the ADHD epidemic a symptom of modern life?Term Life

The teacher raises her voice in an instinctive but ineffectual attempt to drown out the extra-curricular conversations disrupting her classroom. She speaks urgently in the hope that her hyper-animated and emotive delivery will divert student eyes and thumbs away from their under-the-desk smartphone activities. She is fighting a hopeless cause; in the battle for...

Movies Used to Improve Knowledge of ADHD-Term Life

Promising new research uses movies to better investigate brain functions in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Tamara Vanderwal, M.D., associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center said watching a movie helps kids stay still while obtaining a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) examination. “There are only a handful of fMRI studies on awake...

If You Love Someone Who Has ADHD, Don’t Do These 20 Things

You wonder if everybody’s life is as chaotic as yours. Something’s not right.Your child doesn’t act like the other children in the class. Homework assignments guarantee a night of fights, slammed doors, and tears shed. The teachers call you in for conferences weekly. Your husband gets fired again claiming all his bosses are jerks....

17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

Research shows that students with ADHD can concentrate better when they’re allowed to fidget (here’s a link to the study). But what if this becomes a distraction for the rest of the class? We received hundreds of Facebook comments from teachers, parents, and students with great ideas for letting students quietly fidget, and here...

ADHD Drugs Make Big Money, But We Still Don’t Know the Risks – Wired

HANDS UP IF any of these things describes your kids, you as a kid, or kids you know: inability to wait for a turn; temper tantrums; fidgeting; inability to finish chores; being too loud; being too quiet. Congratulations! The kid in question might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and he (and it’s a he...

PRESCRIBING ADHD DRUGS TO CHILDREN AS A STUDY AID IS UNETHICAL

Stimulant drugs are routinely prescribed these days for children who can’t sit still in class or who can’t concentrate and focus on their work.  Many doctors will be overly quick to diagnose ADHD and write a prescription.  If this wasn’t bad enough, it has now gone one step further.  Some doctors and parents are...

13 Things You Didn’t Know About People with ADD & ADHD

There are many misconceptions surrounding people with attention deficit disorders, and frankly a lot of ignorance. Here are 13 things you may not have known about people with ADD and ADHD. Listen up, and focus. 1)    Dreaming BIG There is no limit to how much people with ADD and ADHD can dream. They are uber-creative. And,...

15 Signs Your Child May Have ADHD-Term Life

Is your child’s fidgeting and inattention just normal childhood behavior or could it be ADHD? Learn the signs that it might be time to have your child evaluated. All children can exhibit inattention or be fidgety or impulsive from time to time. How can you tell if your child’s behavior is within the normal range...

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADHD and ADD

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. People who have ADD/ADHD are suffering. Life...

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