Category Archives: Learning Disorders

FOCUSING IN ON LOCAL ADHD TREATMENTS

Focus-MD is a growing network of pediatricians working with ADHD patients across the United States, with offices in Alabama, Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and now, New Jersey. The practice’s goal is to provide families with up-to-date, evidence-based … Continue reading

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Is It ADHD or Something Else? It Could Be Both!

People with ADHD don’t always know how to do things in moderation. May be that explains why so many ADHDers aren’t content with just one mental health condition and have other “comorbid” conditions such as depression or anxiety on top … Continue reading

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Allergies during pregnancy linked with autism, ADHD

Despite a wealth of research, how and why autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders appear is still unknown. The search is on for any factors that might contribute to these psychological conditions. A recent study focuses on maternal allergies. According to … Continue reading

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ADHD Drug Amphetamine Can Improve Endurance, New Study Says

Amphetamine, a potent brain-stimulating drug, commonly prescribed for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, may slow down the rise of your body temperature and disguise signs of fatigue or exhaustion –- but it comes with ramifications. According to … Continue reading

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Anti-GMO activists take page out of anti-chemical and anti-BPA lobby

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy environmentalist organization known for its influence on Capitol Hill and its opposition to GMOs and pesticides, reported that: Evidence shows that BPA exposure may be associated with altered brain development and function, potentially … Continue reading

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Every School Should Have Pedal Desks For Kids With ADHD

Students in a grade 3-4 split class there are involved in a pilot project this year whereby traditional desks are being replaced with bicycle desks, bean bag chairs and wiggle stools. They also get regular yoga and dance breaks. The … Continue reading

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Proper nutrition keeps you stress free: Study

Good nutrition not only benefits your physical health, but also works as a cornerstone for mental health, says a study published in the Clinical Psychological Science journal. A study highlights the different approaches that psychology researchers are taking to understand … Continue reading

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Dysglycemia Diet: Types Of Food Affecting ADHD

ADHD triggering food not only takes it toll on kids, but on their parents, as well. Even though sugar generally is not yet a proven cause of increased Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) cases, too much sugar or too little … Continue reading

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ADHD rates level off after 2011 guidelines

Since a standardized approach to ADHD diagnoses was introduced five years ago, diagnosis rates among preschoolers have leveled off, a new study finds. The American Academy of Pediatrics study comes after the organization advocated for behavior therapy over medication therapy … Continue reading

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Talking to Parents About Behavioral Treatment for ADHD

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends behavioral intervention to be the first-line approach when working with preschool-aged or very young children who have ADHD. A combined approach is suggested when considering older kids and adolescents, which may include behavioral parent … Continue reading

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