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Controlling Food Pollutants Helps ADD
Recent Attention Deficit Disorder studies have found that pollutants can greatly affect children who might be genetically predisposed to get ADD. While parents cannot control the entire environment that their children interact with, we can feed them clean and healthful foods.
College Freshman Failure with ADD
You sent your child with Attention Deficit Disorder off to college with a shiny new wardrobe, lots of advice, and full of hope. When December rolled around, the totality of the fiasco hit you in the face. Your child with ADD made a shambles out of the first semester in college. What do you do now?
Classroom Strategies That Work for ADD
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder are often given medication to help with focus and behavior in the classroom. Researchers concluded that non-pharmaceutical interventions in a school setting can help kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder be supported in the classroom.
Summer Safety and ADD
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder are creative and adventurous. They may take higher levels of risk than some of their peers. ADD can pre-dispose kids to be more accident prone. Here are links to articles that give ideas to help keep your children safe in the less structured days of summer.
Pesticide Exposure and Boys with ADD
Recent research shows a link between the use of a common type of pesticide, pyrethroids, and boys with Attention Deficit Disorder. Here is information about these pesticides, what the research shows, and how to limit your family's exposure to these chemicals.
ADD Research About Exercise Reducing Symptoms
Studies continue to show that movement and exercise are critical for people with Attention Deficit Disorder to live their best lives. Research shows that movement is essential for folks with ADD/ADHD. Here are links to research-based articles that I find especially interesting and relevant.
Creative Benefits of ADD in MRI Testing
Folks with Attention Deficit Disorder struggle with executive function issues, but we are creative problem solvers. Recently, my problem solving skills were put to the test, along with the meditation techniques that I have practiced to help improve the symptoms of my Attention Deficit Disorder.
Tantrums and ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can have tantrums. Tantrums are caused by frustration and improved by adult actions that allow the child to self-calm. What can you do with a kid who is having a full-blown tantrum?
College Students Misusing ADD Drugs
A new study from the University of South Carolina did a meta-analysis of 30 studies involving the misuse of ADD/ADHD medications like Adderall and methylphenidate by college students. After crunching the numbers, the study found that 1 in 6 or 17% of college students misuse stimulant drugs.
ADD and Squirming to Learn
Teachers and schools may try to stem the movements of kids with Attention Deficit Disorder in order to let them "concentrate and learn" what is being taught. A new study shows that this method could be counter-productive. It seems that kids with ADD/ADHD learn best when they are moving.
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