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“Green Time” may help reduce ADHD symptoms

“Green Time” may help reduce ADHD symptoms

A new link has been discovered between ADHD and time spent outdoors or “Green Time”. The report recently appeared in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. According to the study children who spent time outdoors in green environment experienced milder ADHD symptoms, the setting must be green not just outdoors.

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ADHD and Increased Risk of injury

ADHD and Increased Risk of injury

ADHD is a common problem facing many adolescents and adults. In children, it is commonly characterized by a lack of attention, forgetfulness, the inability to sit still, and excessive talking. According to the CDC, 5.4 million (9.5%) children between ages 4-17 have been diagnosed since 2007 and that number is steadily growing. Along with the common symptoms of ADHD, come additional risks. A recent study conducted by the University of Alabama has found that children with ADHD are twice as likely to be seriously injured; boys in this group were more likely to be injured than girls.

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Success Starts with a Single Seed: 5 Herbs for Promoting Concentration

Success Starts with a Single Seed: 5 Herbs for Promoting Concentration

All too often, we get wrapped up in complex plans or problem-solving, neglecting to see the simplest solutions right in front of us. Sometimes all it takes is getting back to the basics and nature to help us with many common health-related complaints.

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Strategies for Mom’s Suffering from ADHD

Strategies for Mom’s Suffering from ADHD

Most mothers have a very hectic schedule. Days may consist of dropping the kids at school, going to work, going to soccer games or dance classes, making dinner, helping with homework and putting the kids to bed. While this lifestyle is hard enough, imagine suffering from ADHD and managing this way of life.

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Juggling Holiday Pressures with ADD/ADHD

Juggling Holiday Pressures with ADD/ADHD

Unfortunately, stress has become synonymous with the holidays – and if you or a family member has ADD/ADHD, a little simple planning is crucial to surviving and enjoying the season!

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Are there ADDvantages to ADD/ADHD?

Are there ADDvantages to ADD/ADHD?

While there are many disadvantages to untreated ADD/ADHD, there may be some advantages to having the condition as well! Some positive personality traits often accompanying ADD/ADHD include compassion, playfulness, enthusiasm, and creativity. Read on for how you can make the most of the positives while minimizing the negatives!

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The Effects of Diet on ADHD

The Effects of Diet on ADHD

While prescription medications are often used for their fast results, ease of use and availability, studies show that nutritional intake can have significant effects on behavior—without the drugs, which can cause side effects and mask symptoms, rather than address the problem itself.

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Stamping Out Gender Differences: Women Hit Harder with Adult ADHD

Stamping Out Gender Differences: Women Hit Harder with Adult ADHD

Although male children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) display more signs of impulsive behavior versus their female peers, in adulthood, the roles appear to reverse. Adult women with ADHD were found to have high levels of emotional symptoms in combination with cognitive problems associated with ADHD including depression, limited anger management, excessive tension, and over-reacting to normal stressors.

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Trouble Between the Sheets: When ADD/ADHD Interferes with Intimacy

Trouble Between the Sheets: When ADD/ADHD Interferes with Intimacy

While all relationships require effort to overcome challenges, sometimes barriers to effective communication are beyond a willing partner’s control. In cases of relationships with a person with ADD/ADHD, both parties need to exercise even more patience, tolerance and effort to maintain a healthy bond.

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Feel Refreshed & Refocused: Tips for ADHD Adults

Feel Refreshed & Refocused: Tips for ADHD Adults

Although adults with ADHD may have very active minds, that doesn’t always equate to productivity. In fact, it usually means more difficulty concentrating, which is often accompanied by procrastination.

Not only are these behaviors not conducive to accomplishing tasks, they can also be exhausting! Check out our tips below to stay on track, plus feel more energized!

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