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ADD Medication and Risks of Criminal Behavior
What does ADD have to do with criminal behavior? Most people with Attention Deficit Disorder live decent and trustworthy lives. Would it surprise you to know that 25-40% of incarcerated criminals are believed to have ADD/ADHD? A study by the Karolinska Institute reveals the role of medication.
ADD is a Biological Disorder
Is Attention Deficit Disorder an actual disorder? Recent British research shows that ADD is a biologically based brain disorder that is linked to copy number variants (CNVs) in our genetic code.
ADD Forum Guidelines
You are invited to post on the ADD Forum. Use this article to find out how to post. We do have some guidelines to make the experience pleasant for everybocy.
ADD Executive Function and Intense Exercise
A recent study posted in the British Journal of Sports Medicine examined the effects of short bursts of exercise on higher-level thinking that takes place in the pre-frontal cortex. The brainís executive function is affected by the intense exercise; learning for students with ADD may be improved.
ADD Diagnosis in Young Children
In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics announced the expansion of the time frame to diagnose Attention Deficit Disorder. These guidelines allow kids to be diagnosed between the ages of four to eighteen. What implications does this new diagnostic standard have for children, parents, and doctors?
ADD Can Persist Into Adulthood
All over the world, children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, which affects about 7 percent of all children. Do children "grow out of it," or does ADD persist into adulthood? See what a recent study says about the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder.
ADD and When You are Engulfed in Flames
Have you ever felt that your life was such a hot mess that you might spontaneously combust? When everything is too hot to handle in your real life, why not relax and revive with a good book? David Sedarisí book, When You are Engulfed in Flames is a quietly funny and very adult book.
ADD and the IEP
Students with ADD may need an IEP to insure an appropriate education. Parents are a child's best advocate. They should be recognized as full partners in the IEP team process.
ADD and the Behavior Intervention Plan
This article describes the process of developing an effective behavior intervention plan. A behavior intervention plan allows a child to learn a new behavior to replace one that is causing him problems in a setting. If a child with ADD has a behavior that impacts his learning, he may need a BIP.
ADD and Project Management at Work
People with ADD and executive function problems are sometimes worried that a project can turn into a disaster. Building structure within the project is essential. With careful planning and focused attention to detail, managing a project can be a way for the person with ADD to shine in the workplace.
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