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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 Coaching Overview
What is ADD Coaching? In the ADD Coaching model, a client with Attention Deficit Disorder works collaboratively, one-on-one, with a coach who understands Attention Deficit Disorder. The client is in charge of identifying goal areas where he wants to effect change or growth.
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 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 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 Genetics and Smoking
What in the world is epigenetics, and why is it important in the study of Attention Deficit Disorder? Genetic changes can affect whether a family's tendency toward ADD shows up in later generations. So, ADD might be caused, in part, by whether a person's grandmother smoked when she was pregnant.
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 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 Medication for Children
Considering ADD medication for a child? Explore this emotional dilemma that many parents face when their child has ADD.
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).
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