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Omega 3s May Help Kids with ADHD

2014-11-04 06:23
Omega 3 and ADHD

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for a number of functions in the body, including brain function. A new study links increased intake of fatty-acid supplements with improvements to problem behaviors found in children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

Between three to six percent of school-age children are estimated to have ADHD, a disorder that includes difficulty in controlling impulses or being attentive for more than short periods of time.

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Key Brain Difference Explains Why Those With ADHD Have Trouble Focusing

2014-09-29 23:06

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD and because symptoms vary from person to person, the disorder can be hard to diagnose.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood.

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Before School Activity Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD

2014-09-11 21:03
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Exercise – of course beneficial for all children – has been found to be especially helpful for children with ADHD. Taking time out during the day for a little physical activity is linked to having better focus, improved working memory, and less impulsiveness.

Exercising anytime of the day is beneficial, but new research suggests that getting kids up a little earlier for a bout of aerobic exercise can be particularly helpful for easing ADHD symptoms.

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Add Structure to Your Day to Live Successfully with ADHD

2014-09-05 19:56

Having a structured day – of course allowing for surprises, because every day is full of surprises – is the best way to keep disorganization in check when you are managing life with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Just like every other American child, my girls loved summer vacation. But for me, I struggled. Our family just runs so much more efficiently during the school year when our days have structure.

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A Better Way to Set Goals to Prevent Procrastination

2014-09-02 21:36

Setting goals is important for ensuring that the things that are priorities in your life get accomplished. Those with ADHD typically procrastinate getting started on tasks that will go a long way toward accomplishing those goals, but research has found one good way to ensure that you will be successful

Setting goals is important for ensuring that the things that are priorities in your life get accomplished.

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Fit Kids Have Better Brains

2014-09-01 13:56
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Your young child will be much better able to pay attention in school if he or she is physically fit. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that 9- and 10-year-olds who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in their brains - both which are desirable qualities which are important for faster and more efficient nerve activity.

Past studies have focused on aerobic fitness and gray-matter regions important for memory and learning.

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Treating Toddlers for ADHD is Crazy, but Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater

2014-05-21 16:16
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Toddlers and ADHD Medications? Parents deserve better.

Data released recently by the CDC, and reported in the New York Times, that more than 10,000 American toddlers are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has ignited a

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With ADHD, Anger May Be Genetic

2014-05-19 17:09
Melissa Orlov on ADHD

Many adults impacted by ADHD have difficulty regulating their emotions. They may move quickly into anger, overwhelm or anxiety at unexpected times and in response to triggers that seem minor.

This emotional lability can be quite difficult for spouses and other family members to deal with. Spouses end up ‘walking on eggshells,’ uncertain when the partner with ADHD will over-react.

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These alternatives to ADHD medication may help college students gain an edge

2014-05-03 20:03
Ivy League students using stimulants to study

A new survey has found that some college students are using unprescribed stimulants for academic purposes, although there are alternatives to ADHD medication that may help improve their school performance.

Nearly one in five Ivy League college students have admitted to using medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to perform better in school, even though they haven’t been diag

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