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Not Getting Enough Rest with ADHD?

Not Getting Enough Rest with ADHD?

Many individuals with ADHD report feeling tired on a regular basis. Whether it’s due to not being able to fall asleep to waking up at different times during the night, there are some ways to ensure sound sleep for ADHD sufferers.

Too much stimulation before trying to fall asleep can make anyone feel restless, but if you have ADHD, succumbing to late night T.V., computer, radio, alcohol, or caffeine will most definitely result in a sleepless night. Although eliminating external stimuli can help you fall asleep faster, these effects are not really the only problem.

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It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

Kids are rarely super excited to see the freedom of summer go on hiatus for another year, but many times this is due to apprehension about the upcoming school year, from handling homework assignments to interacting with teachers. However, natural remedies can make a big difference for kids of all ages!

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Don’t Let ADD/ADHD Compromise Your Job

Don’t Let ADD/ADHD Compromise Your Job

Teachers aren’t the only ones suffering effects from their students with ADD/ADHD… employers also feel the consequences of the 3 to 4 percent of adults worldwide with the disorder. Studies from survey data from the Harvard Medical School in Boston show that on average, adults with ADHD lose three weeks worth of work annually due to their inability to maintain focus and concentration.

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Beyond the Classroom… Challenges Adults Face Each Fall: Parental pressures, adult ADD/ADHD and more

Beyond the Classroom… Challenges Adults Face Each Fall:  Parental pressures, adult ADD/ADHD and more

Whether or not you have children in the household, you will likely feel the effects of a new school term regardless. More traffic on the road often results in road rage; stores are more crowded, which can challenge patience levels; and advertisements bombard consumers with messages to “get organized”, which can cause anxiety in people already juggling multiple responsibilities.

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It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

It’s Back to School Time! Tips for a Smooth Transition

Kids are rarely super excited to see the freedom of summer go on hiatus for another year, but many times this is due to apprehension about the upcoming school year, from handling homework assignments to interacting with teachers. However, natural remedies can make a big difference for kids of all ages!

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Trauma Troubles Can Lead to ADD/ADHD Misdiagnosis

Trauma Troubles Can Lead to ADD/ADHD Misdiagnosis

While it is quite common for children to be misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD, parents are often shocked at the number of conditions that display almost identical symptoms. Take for instance one of the latest discoveries… that hypervigilance caused by traumatic experiences can strongly resemble ADD/ADHD. For many this comes as a surprise, since most people may not even realize that their child has been exposed to a traumatic event.

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Heart Screening Alert for ADD/ADHD Children

Heart Screening Alert for ADD/ADHD Children

The American Heart Association issued a recommendation for all children currently taking or diagnosed to begin taking prescription ADD/ADHD medication to receive a thorough cardiovascular screening.

This warning follows last year’s FDA ordinance to ADD/ADHD drug manufacturers to include warning labels on drugs regarding the increased risk for cardiac complications among those with underlying heart conditions, as prescription ADD/ADHD stimulants raise both heart rate and blood pressure.

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Are Pesticides a Precursor to ADHD?

Are Pesticides a Precursor to ADHD?

While a direct causal link is still yet to be established, a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that exposure to pesticides suggests a strong relationship to the development of ADHD.

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Retraining Your Brain: How Meta-cognitive Therapy May Help Adult ADHD

Retraining Your Brain: How Meta-cognitive Therapy May Help Adult ADHD

A ‘psychological intervention’ known as meta-cognitive therapy showed highly effective results on a group of adults at the ADHD Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Participants showed improved self-management skills as well as increased attention, two common symptoms of ADHD.

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ADHD and Addictions

ADHD and Addictions

As the knowledge about ADHD increases through magazines, newspapers, websites and even the evening news, we have learned that there are some specific character traits often found in people with a learning disability. Those traits include disorganized work habits, procrastination, failure to complete tasks and forgetfulness.

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