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Tantrums and ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder can have tantrums. Tantrums are caused by frustration and improved by adult actions that allow the child to self-calm. What can you do with a kid who is having a full-blown tantrum?
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.
ADD and Squirming to Learn
Teachers and schools may try to stem the movements of kids with Attention Deficit Disorder in order to let them "concentrate and learn" what is being taught. A new study shows that this method could be counter-productive. It seems that kids with ADD/ADHD learn best when they are moving.
Cleaning a Car and ADD
What does having a clean car have to do with Attention Deficit Disorder? In my life's journey through the maze that is ADD, I've found that the more you can keep organized, the easier it is to maintain focus. Stress from a messy car can increase the negative symptoms of ADD! Here's a plan to help.
ADD and Improving Depression
With Attention Deficit Disorder, it is not a matter of simply working with the symptoms of ADD. Depression can also travel alongside of the ADD I want to share some actions that can help keep people from sliding into a serious depression or may lessen the duration and symptoms of a depression.
Handling ADD and Less Structured Times
It is that time of year again. For many parents Spring Break is imminent. Whether it is time for Spring Break, or you just need some tips for those times when kids go off their schedules, these articles will help you. There is a clickable link to each article and a brief description.
Napping Helps Your Body with ADD
Recently, researchers looked at the effects of naps on men who had only two hours of sleep the night before. The results were surprising and could have implications for folks with ADD.
Sugar Intake Impacts Attention and Hyperactivity
A recent study highlighted the importance of limiting sugar intake to improve children's attention and reduce hyperactive behaviors. Focus was on students' consumption of energy drinks which contain sugar and often caffeine. There are implications for children with Attention Deficit Disorder.
Successful People with ADD
Kids with Attention Deficit Disorder need somebody to teach them to be successful. If this doesn't happen for them as children, each of them needs to learn to be successful as an adult. What does this entail?
Strategies to Help Girls' ADD
Why is it important to identify and treat girls who have Attention Deficit Disorder? Girls with ADD who do not receive treatment are prone to lower self-esteem, depression, and self-harming behaviors that can impact them for their entire lives. Using signals to indicate problem behaviors can help.
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