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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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Does Fit Body = Fit Mind? The Connection Between Concentration & Fitness

Does Fit Body = Fit Mind? The Connection Between Concentration & Fitness

Our fast-paced schedules usually leave little room for physical activity. However, staying physically fit is an important component in overcoming concentration problems.

A person’s level of fitness impacts the ability to concentrate, focus, and work/study, and a healthy, active body can help ensure that mental performance will be even better.

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Celebs with ADHD

Celebs with ADHD

If you struggle with adult ADHD, you may take some comfort in the famous company you keep, as more and more celebrities are sharing their personal stories and victories living with the condition. From athletes to entrepreneurs, these ADHD advocates can also inspire children with ADHD that may at time doubt their abilities.

Many of the characteristic symptoms of ADHD that can be typically be a hindrance actually helped the following people shape their own path to success, as they found ways to work around the challenges and focus on their strengths to reach their own goals.

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ADHD Medications and Your Health

ADHD Medications and Your Health

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD, is characterized by poor concentration, hyperactivity, distractibility, and impulsiveness. It is one of the most common and over-diagnosed mental disorders, and is said to be the most common disorder for children, and often lasts through adulthood. According to ScienceDaily, nearly 1 million children are misdiagnosed each year!

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Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

Do you have trouble completing tasks? Is it a struggle for you to sit still? Have you acted on impulse once too often? These are the main symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is fairly prevalent. According to the CDC, more American parents began reporting a diagnosis of ADHD for their children over the past few years.1 The CDC says these cases increased by 22% between 2003 and 2007.

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A New Danger on the Street for ADHD Kids

A New Danger on the Street for ADHD Kids

With back to school right around the corner, it’s important to test a very simple activity with your own children, particularly if they walk to and from school or have to cross a street to get to the school bus on their own.

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Anger and ADHD

Anger and ADHD

Most people are familiar with the characteristic symptoms of ADHD, such as hyperactivity, distractibility and impulsiveness. However, lesser discussed and equally problematic symptoms can also include aggression behavior or anger outbursts. Combined with the unpredictable nature typical of someone with ADHD, a hostile outburst could potentially hurt the sufferer as well as others around him or her, or lead to other unfavorable consequences.

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Signs of Adult ADHD

Signs of Adult ADHD

Would you describe yourself as an impulsive, restless, chronic procrastinator with a short temper? If so, it’s possible that you have adult ADHD. According to a recent World Health Organization study, about 4 percent of adults have adult ADHD. However, it is highly likely that many more have not been diagnosed, as it is estimated that about half of kids with ADHD still have it in adulthood.

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ADHD & Anxiety – When the two worlds collide

ADHD & Anxiety – When the two worlds collide

Recent studies suggest that up to 25% of children diagnosed with ADHD have an anxiety order. Children with ADHD have symptoms such as inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity and when an anxiety disorder is added to the mix, the list of symptoms gets much longer. Unfortunately anxiety is a common condition in children with ADHD, but luckily there are natural ways to combat them.

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Yoga Routines for ADHD Sufferers

Yoga Routines for ADHD Sufferers

Many people think yoga is just another form of exercise, and yes it’s true that yoga can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure and improve oxygen levels in the body; another benefit of yoga includes what it can do for your mind. If you suffer from ADHD, you may have a rough time trying to slow down your thought processes, thereby leading to overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety, but incorporating yoga into your schedule can help greatly.

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