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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition with Text Revisions (DSM-IV-TR) is used in the United States to diagnose mental health disorders. Having a common system to consult for diagnosis helps the clinician to standardize the diagnostic criteria that are examined.
Food Additives and Attention Deficit Disorder
Do food additives including coloring and preservatives cause Attention Deficit Disorder? No, ADD is a biological disorder. Can they cause hyperactivity? Recent studies seem to suggest that they can. Keep reading for the rest of the story!
Simplify Bill Payment to Improve ADD Symptoms
When your life is hectic and your Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms are pushing you over the edge, the last thing you need is stress from late payments on bills. Use your creativity and ingenuity. Start paying your bills electronically. It will simplify your life!
Halloween Safety and Kids with ADD
Kids with ADD can have a wonderful time on Halloween! It works well with their natural high spirits, energy, and creativity. However, parents need to add structure to the evening to help their little ghosts and goblins stay safe.
Low Tech Bill Paying with Adult ADD
Is your credit score keeping you from buying large ticket items or getting a good job? This can happen when you are late paying bills. Negative symptoms of adult Attention Deficit Disorder can wreak havoc with your finances. Learn a low-tech way to get those bills paid on time and lower your stress.
Impulsive Behaviors and Danger for Kids with ADD
Kids with ADD are impulsive, creative, energetic, and will persist in trying to solve puzzles that they are interested in. This can be a good thing, unless they are putting themselves in danger. Limit the dangerous situations that your child can find himself in.
Mindfulness and Adult ADD
What is mindfulness? It can be one technique to calm the chaos that ADD can bring to your everyday life! Mindfulness can help you get to the heart of the turmoil to bring order to your environment. Hone your awareness to improve your symptoms of adult ADD.
Social Rules for Kids Book Review
When it comes to teaching young teens about social rules, it doesn't get any better than this! Social Rules for Kids, by Susan Diamond, tells 100 important social rules that kids need to succeed. Then, she gives a solid method for achieving success in learning the rules and putting them into action
Meditation Outdoors Helps ADD Stress
Day after day the unrelenting stress of life can pressure us. When you have ADD, this type of stress can increase distractibility. What can you do? Take a deep breath and step away from your daily routine. Meditate in the outdoors! Lose your stress and find the clarity of mind that helps symptoms.
Emotional Control and Attention Deficit Disorder
Have you ever watched an adult fly into a towering rage over something that seemed trivial to you? Why did they react that way? The person might have ADD/ADHD and deficient emotional self-regulation. A recent study suggests that this problem may be inherited. Whole families can struggle with this.
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