Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the ...

Sami Timimi sees ADHD as a “cultural barometer” of society’s attitudes towards children. We think of ourselves as being increasingly tolerant towards children, but the rise in medication for the young is an indication of the opposite trend.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...

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Mindful Parenting for ADHD

The practice of mindfulness provides tools for cultivating focus, resilience, and well-being--both yours and your child's. They take advantage of the brain's innate capacity to rewire itself, an ability we all maintain at any age.

Sep 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness, Parenting

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New video game to help ADHD patients

When it comes to treating ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the standard care of therapy has traditionally centered around medication. And while this can be extremely effective, now there's a new tool on the market that takes more of ...

Sep 18

Categories: Adult ADHD

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ADHD and Adults: Are You Believing these Erroneous Beliefs?

When you’re first diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might have mixed emotions. On the one hand, you might feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your symptoms. On the other hand, you might feel ...

Aug 13

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Treating ADHD Differently

Typical ADHD interventions target at reducing hyperactivity which is different from what we want to do for majority of ADHD children. Their movements need to be facilitated and maintain at a level of alertness for cognitive activities.

Apr 24

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Oppositional & ...

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New Video game undergoing FDA Trial as potential treatment for ADHD ...

While most start-ups have opted to market and sell their mobile weight loss games and diabetes trackers directly to consumers, Akili has decided to pursue the long, expensive, risky path of clinical trials through the Food and Drug Administration. ...

Apr 15

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism ...

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Secondhand smoke leads to greater chances of ADHD

Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) as unexposed kids.

Apr 4

Categories: Adult ADHD

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ADHD

The core symp­toms of ADHD fre­quently cause sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment in aca­d­e­mic, social and behav­ioral func­tion­ing that adversely impact indi­vid­u­als’ qual­ity of life.

Mar 9

Categories: Adult ADHD

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ADHD drugs 'do not stunt children's growth,' say AAP

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood, often lasting into adulthood. Though it is commonly treated with a "stimulant" medication, there have been concerns that such drugs could ...

Sep 2

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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End the Nightmare of Not Enough Sleep

Research indicates that ADHD sufferers are more likely to have sleep abnormalities, a harder time getting to sleep, and a harder time staying awake during the day.

Aug 30

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sleep ...

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ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same ...

Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why ...

Aug 13

Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

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The view from within the mind studied from without

Paying attention or mindfulness comes naturally to all of us and is our birth right yet many humans have to be taught all over again how to stay anchored and undistracted in the present moment. This has presumably always been the case but in the ...

Jun 23

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness

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Inside the adult ADHD brain

About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually "outgrow" the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood: ...

Jun 13

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Physical exercise as ADHD treatment: Necessary but not sufficient

Can exer­cise reduce behav­ior prob­lems and enhance cog­ni­tion in chil­dren with ADHD? Results from mul­ti­ple stud­ies indi­cate that exer­cise mit­i­gates aging-related declines in cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing and that it may ...

Jun 10

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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How Attention Works: The Brain's Anti-Distraction System Discovered

Neuroscientists have pinpointed the neural activity involved in avoiding distraction, a new study reports. This is the first study showing that our brains rely on an active suppression system to help us focus on the task at hand.

May 14

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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