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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. The vigilance needed to be around someone with this sort of emotional lability leads to higher levels of stress, and anxiety about how to keep from triggering the ADHD partner, leading to a relationship that can feel unsafe.

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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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What Indicates if Your Little Preschooler Will Develop an Anxiety Disorder?

2013-11-18 02:12

All children will feel anxiety in their preschool years, pulled away from loving parents and grandparents, placed into an environment that may or may not be hostile. Certain factors from one's preschool years could become important indicators of future anxiety disorder onsets.

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Are Your Grandchildren Asthmatic? They Might Also Have This Disorder

2013-11-16 03:53

Whether you are a parent or grandparent, if your child has an asthma problem, it might be a good idea to have them checked for ADHD as well. If you notice that there have been issues in school or simply when they are young at home, there might be more than one health problem the child in your family suffers from.

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