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Perseveration and Attention Deficit Disorder
Perseveration is when a person continues the same action or thought after the original stimuli is gone. It can be a persistent thought or idea that a person just can't get rid of, and it is non-productive. This can be a problem for folks with ADD. How can you break the perseveration cycle?
ADD and Halloween Plans
It's the day before the spookiest day of the year—Halloween! Now, what do you do if you don't have a plan for your kids who have Attention Deficit Disorder? Gather your ideas and make a quick plan. When family members have ADD, putting a quick plan into place is a lot better than no plan at all.
7 Chaos Taming Strategies for ADD
Every family has their own way of dealing with the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. The inattention that goes with ADD can cause chaos in the home. Here are tried-and-true, family-tested, strategies to calm the chaos.
Exercise Helps ADD Symptoms
Two recent studies examined the effect of exercise on the symptoms of ADD. They offer hope for children who need to improve the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Effects of Stimulants on Growth for Kids with ADD
When parents are weighing the impacts of using stimulant medication to subdue the negative symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder, one consideration is also the effects that the meds could have on a child's growth. A study released in the journal Pediatrics during 2014 examines this question.
Stabilize Your Household with ADD
For many people with Attention Deficit Disorder areas that need work are the home setting, money management, personal relationships, and the workplace. When these areas are in balance, then so many more activities can be accomplished in all parts of your life. This starts in the home.
Attention Deficit Disorder Diagnostic Tools
Some people believe that Attention Deficit Disorder is a fictitious disorder, since diagnosis is based on several somewhat subjective tests. What is being done by researchers to develop more objective, scientifically based, testing for the diagnosis of ADD?
Girls with Attention Deficit Disorder
Do you know a girl who consistently under-achieves? Who is anxious? Does this girl's teachers tell her that she could and should do better. if she would just try? Maybe this girl has Attention Deficit Disorder. The negative symptoms of ADD often look a lot different when you compare girls and boys.
ADD Medication Improves Parenting Skills
Parenting kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can be a tough job, especially if the parent also has ADD. A new study from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center states that "Parenting skills improve in ADHD parents with medication." They studied the effects of lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse).
21 Ways to Enhance Your Life with ADD
There are hundreds of ways to enhance your life when you have Attention Deficit Disorder. Here is a short list. What are your favorite techniques for living well with Attention Deficit Disorder? Share them with the BellaOnline community by posting in the Attention Deficit Disorder Forum.
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