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Potential Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome Demonstrated in Fruit Fly Model

Fragile X Syndrome is one of the most commonly inherited forms of mental retardation, with an incidence of 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females. Researchers have shown that it is possible to reverse some of the symptoms of the disorder using drugs that dampen specific neuronal overactivity.


Auditory Integration Training

Auditory integration training (AIT) was developed by French otolaryngologist Guy Berard, in order to treat auditory processing problems. Berard claims that abnormal auditory processing results when there is discrepancies in how well someone hears different sound frequencies. For example, a person may be hypersensitive to the frequencies 2,000 and 8,000 Hertz, but hear all the other frequencies normally. Berard developed Auditory Integration Training as a way to reduce sensitivity to specific sound frequencies.


The Role of Sugar in ADHD

How sugar influences ADHD is one of those controversial areas in medicine. There are two sides to the debate. On one side, there is the official medical establishment that claims numerous scientific studies show that children do not react to sugar and that sugar does not play a role in ADHD. On the other side, there are all the mothers who have personally witnessed that when they give their children sugar, within a few minutes, their children are bouncing off the walls. So, the question is with whom does the truth lie.

Evidence for the Medical Establishment


ADHD and Iron Deficiency

About 8% of children, ages 4 years and under, are deficient in iron. Between the ages of 5 and 12, the percentage rises to 13%, and then settles back to 8% in people above the age of 15. Anemia is the best-known repercussion of iron deficiency. However, even minor deficiencies in iron may weaken the immune system, affect the thyroid, and impair general physical performance. Iron deficiency has also been implicated in a number of psychiatric and neurological conditions, including learning disabilities and ADHD.


3 Methods for Clearing Mental Clutter

Many adults with ADD (ADHD) have a hard time slowing down their brains. Thoughts often come at whirlwind speed, and it can be hard to concentrate on the tasks at hand when so many other thoughts are floating around in the brain. I call this "mental clutter."

If you don't have ADD you can still benefit from these 3 methods for clearing your mental clutter.


The Role of Neurofeedback in ADHD Treatment

Neurofeedback is probably the most interesting and promising treatment modality for ADHD in use today. The goal of the treatment is to teach a person to change the way his brain works, so that the person no longer functions like he has ADHD. That means that with neurofeedback your child could teach his brain not to have ADHD. Would such a thing interest you? We are now going to go into how it works.


10 Benefits of Having Attention Deficit Disorder

There is a common misconception in the world that having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a bad thing. While the ADD wired brain certainly presents some challenges, it also offers some incredible benefits. The following is a list of characteristics that I consistently see in my clients, friends, and colleagues with ADD.


Essential Skills for Managing Adult ADD - Part 2: Plan the time to plan

As an adult with ADD and an ADD Coach, I have observed some \nskills that I believe are essential for successful ADD \nmanagement. Last month, we looked at the essential skill of \nPracticing Excellent Self-care. This month, let's look at \nanother essential skill: Planning the Time to Plan.


Using Yoga to Manage ADD

Exercise is a powerful tool for ADD management. Medical professionals recommend that adults get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise (such as running or biking) 3-5 times per week to improve their general health. For ADDers, this type of exercise is particularly beneficial, because it may balance production of neurotransmitters and reduce stress levels.


Is Unsuspected Hypothyroidism Causing Your Chronic Pain, Depression, Fatigue or Weight Gain?

The most common complaint found in someone with hypothyroidism is fatigue, which is unbearable and no amount of sleep can eliminate it. Weight gain, depression and myalgias/arthralgias are three more very commonly found complaints.