Monthly Archives: January 2016

Betrayal by Labels: The Feebleminded, ADHD Native Child

Diagnosing Native children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and treating them with stimulants does nothing to improve their educational or intellectual growth. Even worse, it sets them up for failure. Such an idea may upset the many caretakers, educators … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Can’t Focus? It Might Be Undiagnosed Adult ADHD

When Cathy Fields was in her late 50s, she noticed she was having trouble following conversations with friends. “I could sense something was wrong with me,” she says. “I couldn’t focus. I could not follow.” Fields was worried she had … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged | Leave a comment

ADHD update brings news of new chewable tablet, Adderall abuse

A chewable tablet form of methylphenidate has been approved by the FDA for Pfizer. It comes in an extended-release form and is sold as QuilliChew ER. Methylphenidate is a stimulant drug used in the treatment of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD.) … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Our Understanding Of ADHD Is Changing. Here’s Why That Matters For Girls and Women.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has long been stereotyped as a disorder for little boys who can’t sit in their seats, but diagnoses for girls have risen 55 percent from 2003 to 2011, according to a study in the … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged | Leave a comment

Videogame Maker Seeks to Treat ADHD

Akili Interactive plans to run clinical trial for ‘Project: EVO’ game with aim of getting regulatory approval Doctors don’t usually prescribe videogame play. But one company, which has just raised $30.5 million from venture-capital investors, hopes to change that. Boston-based … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged | Leave a comment

ADHD and Parenting: Teaching Your Kids to Regulate Their Emotions

On the outside, when a child with ADHD is having an outburst, it might look like they’re misbehaving on purpose. They’re kicking, screaming, crying and throwing their toys. Or maybe it’s the opposite: They’ve completely shut down. But there is … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged | Leave a comment

ADHD and your circadian rhythm

The natural ”cycle” of darkness to daylight amazingly coordinates your body’s biologic and ”circadian” rhythms and your sleep-wake cycle. UAB Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Rachel Fargason says, “What happens is light enters your eye and goes through a neurologic trek. … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged | Leave a comment

ADHD Still Affects People into Adulthood

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t go away, even in the latest decades of life, Dutch researchers reported here. About 3% of adults over age 60 in The Netherlands still had ADHD, reported Sandra Kooij, MD, PhD, of the European Network … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD | Tagged | Leave a comment

Liquid Stimulant Eases ADHD Symptoms in Autism

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had improvements in their symptoms with a liquid formulation of methylphenidate (Quillivant), researchers reported here. In preliminary findings from a small trial, patients given the drug had significant improvement … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD, Autism | Tagged | Leave a comment

5 steps to reduce/prevent ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities

1. Avoid/Reduce exposure of neurotoxic household products causing ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities. Case Studies about Neurobehavioral Deficits, Diseases, and Associated Costs of Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union @ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4399309/. Toxic Household Products Causing ADHD, Autism and … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD, Autism, Heavy Metals, Household detox | Tagged , | Leave a comment