By Keith Low If you’re parenting a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), you’ve likely heard how important it is to expose such children to routines and a structured environment. But what does that mean exactly, and how does structure help? With this overview, get a better understanding of why routines are the key to caring […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Annie Sofield Reed Set the tone for a successful school year for your student by having conversations with your child, his teachers, doctors, and the other important people in his life. Find out what to discuss here. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Rebecca Beris A 2013 study on mice published in the journal Brain, Structure and Function used differed types of noise and silence and monitored the effect the sound and silence had on the brains of the mice. The silence was intended to be the control in the study but what they found was surprising. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tracy Hampton, PhD When picturing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), images of children who have difficulty focusing and controlling behavior often come to mind. While considerable advances in recognizing and understanding ADHD have allowed for early diagnoses and treatments in youth in recent years, many adults may have grown up with undiagnosed ADHD and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low Interview About CBT With Dr. J. Russell Ramsay What sets CBT apart from other forms of psychotherapy is the emphasis it places on the interactive role of cognitions—automatic thoughts, images, belief systems—and behaviors. CBT certainly does not ignore emotions, but rather targets problematic thinking and behavior patterns as the entry point to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Keith Low If you have difficulty managing the everyday demands of life, are chronically late, forgetful, have trouble meeting deadlines and obligations, become overwhelmed with finances, tune out in conversations, speak or act impulsively, lack tact in social situations—then certainly this can bring about feelings of chronic anxiety. You may worry about keeping track […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By William Dodson, MD Does ADD make you tired? Sleep disturbances caused by ADHD have been overlooked for a number of reasons, including the late age of onset. But recent studies confirm that ADD symptoms do not go away at night. Here, understand the ADHD and sleep link and its most common manifestations. Plus, get […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kate Wagner I’m in the process of moving from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., which has given me the chance to do something I have always dreaded: go through my stuff. Ever since I moved out of my parents’ house, I have accumulated things nonstop: clothes, records, books, scores, recording equipment, office supplies. With one […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Casey Dixon The fact is that everything from organizing information, to managing time, to staying focused on a task requires more brain energy when we have attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). So people with ADHD burn a lot of mental energy to get through the workday, and often are running on fumes by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gwyneth Rees These teenagers all have ADHD and have been excluded from mainstream school. Here they tell how the sport of boxing is helping them channel their excess energy and improve their life skills. In an amateur boxing gym in Barry, 14-year-old Levi is tugging on his boxing gloves, ready to join his friends […]Continue Reading... No Comments.