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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.
College Students with Depression and ADD
What happens when a college student with ADD is away from home and has depression? How do they get through the experience without their natural support system? Here are some thoughts about what they can do to help themselves.
Coloring to Focus with ADD
If you are struggling to focus on task-related thoughts, how can you deal with your needs? When you are stressed out because ideas for that next project won't come to you, what can you do? Get in touch with your inner child! Locate a coloring page and art supplies, and then find your focus.
Commanding Attention Book Review
With research as a basis for her practical suggestions, Tess Messer uses her book, Commanding Attention, to lead readers on a journey through up-to-date information about treatments and their efficacy for ADD/ADHD. I recommend this book for its helpful content, clear organization, and ease of use.
Complex Learning in College with ADD
A significant number of people with ADD also have learning disabilities. These learning difficulties work together with Attention Deficit Disorder to make acquiring new complex skills in college classes a challenging task. This article has practical tips to help students learn those complex skills.
Computer Brain Training and ADD
Computer brain training for Attention Deficit Disorder often costs thousands of dollars. Does it work? Recent research from the University of Central Florida evaluates the studies on brain training. What story does the research tell?
Consider Homeschooling with ADD
Some children with Attention Deficit Disorder truly suffer when they are in school. They feel like they cannot do anything well. These children feel hopeless and desperate. If you are considering homeschooling to help your child with Attention Deficit Disorder, what factors do you need to explore?
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.
Conversations and Attention Deficit Disorder
Do you know somebody with an annoying conversational style? Interrupting, talking off topic, and losing track of a conversation might be seen as rudeness. Maybe, it just says that the out-of-step conversationalist has Attention Deficit Disorder. Here are some tips for creating better conversations.
Counting the Blessings of ADD
How do you see Attention Deficit Disorder? Is it a disability to be endured or a different way of interacting with the world? Long ago, I discovered that I can look at my ADD as a life sentence that simply isnít fair, or I can count my blessings that came along with my Attention Deficit Disorder.
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