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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).
ADD Medication Research
Which factors should you look at when considering medication for ADD/ADHD? What does research say about medication for Attention Deficit Disorder? How is science taking the trial-and-error out of prescribing the correct medication and dosage?
ADD Meds and Long Term Effects Research
Parents with a child who has Attention Deficit Disorder often agonize over the question of giving the child medication. What are the long term effects going to be? Recent research studies may shed light on this question.
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