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Mother of an ADHD Child: "I just feel like I want to cry"

Jul 1 2017 - 10:13am
Loving and concerned mother

This morning in one of the ADHD groups I read this message from a mother of an ADHD child, which was very emotional and she is looking for help on how to handle difficult mornings. For the respect of her privacy I will not disclose her name, but here is the message and it's so common with many parents who raise children with ADHD. What would you advise her?

"I just feel like I want to cry. We had 'one of those mornings.' My 6 year old focaline medicated son refused to eat before his medications. We give him his meds on a spoon mixed into sugar.

My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness

Jun 13 2017 - 1:44pm
Mindful child

A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.

Something had to change in our family.

Autism and ADHD may be linked with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii

Mar 7 2017 - 8:14pm

Toxoplasma gondii is the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis. This parasitical infection is largely asymptomatic, but its been known to cause chronic oxidative stress in the brain of the host, which plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of neurological disorders like autism and ADHD.

This has been further discussed in a recent review that suggested there is a correlation between Autism and the rea

Neurofeedback training is a promising treatment for ADHD (attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder)

Feb 28 2017 - 7:33pm
neurofeedback training for ADHD patients

Treatment for ADHD can involve tackling multiple areas of the brain in order to stimulate an improvement in cognition and the biomarkers of an ADHD diagnosis. Neurofeedback training has been tested as one possible treatment for ADHD patients, and found to improve many deficient or impaired areas in cognition, by regulating theta and beta wave activity.

The effectiveness of neurofeedback training for ADHD was evaluated In a

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation improves working memory and symptoms of Autism and ADHD, say scientists.

Feb 28 2017 - 2:10am
transcranial Direct Current Stimulation improves biomarkers in Autism and ADHD

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) method has been found to improve cognitive skills like working memory, sensory processing and behavioural traits related to autism and ADHD ( Attention deficit-Hyperactivity disorder).

In a recent study 12 young adults suffering from autism, who presented speech impediment and intellectual disability, were subjected to 10

ADHD symptoms improved by Ginseng Extract, new research reveals

Feb 22 2017 - 3:55am
ADHD Symptoms Treatment

Korean scientists conducted a controlled trial with Subjects aged 6–15 years old, who satisfied the inclusion criteria and had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. This was done in order to test the efficacy of Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) in regulating areas of the brain that produce hormones responsible for focus, memory and behaviour.

For 8 weeks subjects were given (1g KRG extract/pouch) twice a day. Scientists observed ADHD symptoms such as: inattentiveness and hyperactivity improved.

Six Drug-Free and Natural Treatments for ADHD That Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Dec 6 2016 - 2:35pm
ADHD Treatment

Is ADHD holding you or your child back from greater success? Today, more people than ever are finding it harder to focus at work and school. But there is hope. Here, Adam Breiner, ND, offers a natural protocol for ADHD that will put you back on top of your game. Written by Adam Breiner, ND.

Recent studies seem to indicate that ADHD is on the rise.

Mother's diets low in fat and sugar are best to help kids avoid ADHD symptoms

Aug 21 2016 - 9:31am
A pregnant woman

Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol have discovered that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be associated symptoms of ADHD in kids who have conduct problems early in their lives.

There have been growing concerns about the large number of children appearing to be hyperactive.

ADHD linked to higher risk of eating disorder in children, teens

May 2 2015 - 10:37pm
ADHD linked to increased risk of LOC-ES in kids, teens

Children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

People with the eating disorder, called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES), are sometimes unable to stop eating, even if they want to.

Omega 3s May Help Kids with ADHD

Nov 4 2014 - 6:23am
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.

Key Brain Difference Explains Why Those With ADHD Have Trouble Focusing

Sep 29 2014 - 11:06pm

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.

Before School Activity Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD

Sep 11 2014 - 9:03pm
Symptoms of ADHD

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.

Add Structure to Your Day to Live Successfully with ADHD

Sep 5 2014 - 7:56pm

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.

A Better Way to Set Goals to Prevent Procrastination

Sep 2 2014 - 9:36pm

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.

Fit Kids Have Better Brains

Sep 1 2014 - 1:56pm
fat kids

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.

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

May 21 2014 - 4:16pm
Toddlers and ADHD

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

With ADHD, Anger May Be Genetic

May 19 2014 - 5:09pm
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.

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

May 3 2014 - 8:03pm
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

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

Nov 18 2013 - 2:12am

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.

Are Your Grandchildren Asthmatic? They Might Also Have This Disorder

Nov 16 2013 - 3:53am

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.