By Gary Polakovik Are children who spend lots of time using digital devices prone to psychiatric problems? A team of USC scientists says yes in a new study that appears today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Teens who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By ADHD Editorial Board Does an ADHD diet work? Yes, following an ADHD nutrition plan rich in protein and vitamins can help control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But only if you avoid sugar, artificial flavors, and common allergens as well. Here’s what to eat and what to avoid. Read the full articleContinue Reading... No Comments.
By Ari Tuckman In heterosexual couples, it matters which partner has ADHD. According to new research that I have recently published, when the woman has ADHD, the two romantic partners are a little bit happier than when it is the man who has ADHD. More notably, they have sex 25% more often—73 vs 59 times per year. That seems […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Cheryl Maguire After a meeting at my twins’ high school, I encountered a mountain of water bottles, sweatshirts, jackets, lunch totes and more in that lost and found pile. Every year, families outfit kids with new back-to-school clothes and gear. How can we help make sure our kids bring it all back from school? “It […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dr. Anne Cooke For parents of the 6.1 million American children with ADHD, going back to school can be a major source of anxiety Impulsivity is a central feature of ADHD. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that children who sleep more than nine hours a night and spend less than […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen People sometimes talk about hyperfocus as if it gives ADHDers a secret superpower. And to be sure, when the stars align and you hyperfocus on something productive, it’s a great feeling. Just as often, though, someone with ADHD might hyperfocus on something that’s basically a waste of time. You lose a whole day […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Adults with ADHD are more prone to anxiety, depression, and other psychological challenges. There are many theories why this is the case, including overlapping biological causes as well as the psychological challenges of ADHD throughout the lifespan. Fortunately, there is significant research from a field of science pioneered by Dr. Martin Seligman called Positive Psychology, the study of strategies that enable […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Dana Rayburn If you want to have a successful day with ADHD, you must add structure to your life. Otherwise you’ll go flitting through life forgetting this, neglecting that, and procrastinating on everything else. Structure allows things to flow smoothly and keeps things under control when life hits a bumpy patch. Last week, during a coaching […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.