Monthly Archives: March 2015

Unique form of ADHD could be caused by pollution

A recent study shows that a significant amount of ADHD we’re seeing in children today could come from air pollution. The apparent culprit is a class of compounds called P-A-H (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) that’s produced by burning any organic material: … Continue reading

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Is the Internet giving us all ADHD?

In a lecture at SXSW last week, University of Chicago psychologist Michael Pietrus floated a provocative hypothesis: Maybe the Internet is giving us all the symptoms of ADHD. “We are not saying that Internet technologies and social media are directly … Continue reading

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Telehealth helps providers reach children with ADHD

Telehealth services can be used to help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who live in areas where there isn’t easy access to care, according to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Telemedicine is … Continue reading

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ADHD Children May Gain From Family-Centered Care

Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes. For children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receiving more family-centered, compassionate care may be more effective than standard care, a new study found. Researchers compared two types of “collaborative care,” … Continue reading

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Link between Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Autism, ADHD, lower IQ and Obesity

Chemicals found in everyday household items such as furniture, rugs and plastic are causing lower IQ, autism, ADHD and obesity, and costing billions of dollars in healthcare expenses, according to a recent report. The study, which was accepted for publication … Continue reading

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ADHD and the relentless internet – is there a connection?

Michael Pietrus PsyD, coordinator of the ADHD assessment protocol at the University of Chicago, explains how the internet encourages behaviour that at least mimics ADHD, and can exacerbate the condition in people who have it already. “People with ADHD are … Continue reading

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Which patterns need to be looked for at home while managing ADHD?

As ADHD gets in the way of daily routines, often leading to a kind of paradox. Research suggests that these same routines may decrease ADHD symptoms when they happen consistently. But forming and sustaining new habits are harder when living … Continue reading

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What could be the foundation for managing ADHD symptoms effectively?

Foundations for managing ADHD symptoms effectively are: * Educational interventions that fully consider all aspects of executive function and ADHD. Consider expanding support services, or addressing associated learning disabilities. When children feel more confident and successful at school, it often … Continue reading

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ADHD, OCD, Tourette Syndrome Share Genetic Links

In the largest study of its kind, research conducted over 16 years has affirmed that Tourette Syndrome (TS) often occurs alongside other psychiatric disorders. Most commonly, TS was diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, or both. Seventy-two percent of the group studied … Continue reading

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Managing ADHD Through Cycling

Specialized sponsored groundbreaking research and pilot programs with middles schools across the U.S. which are showing early indications that kids with attention issues, and even those without, who take part in cycling activities, may better prepare their brains for learning. … Continue reading

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