By Angela Horn Missing out on a good night’s shut eye is enough to make anyone grumpy. We all want to wake up feeling well rested and ready for the day, but that doesn’t always happen. There are numerous common sleep problems that could keep you up at night. Some, like staying up too late […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Honor Whiteman New research published in the journal Pediatrics has uncovered a link between low adherence to the Mediterranean diet and an increased risk of ADHD Although the precise causes of ADHD are unclear, previous research has suggested that a poor diet may play a role. Some studies have also indicated that healthful diets could help to prevent […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. It’s not uncommon for individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to struggle with anxiety, whether it’s several symptoms or a full-blown disorder. In fact, about 30 to 40 percent of people with ADHD have an anxiety disorder, which includes “obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety and panic disorder,” […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Ariana Eujung Cha Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. Read the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By James Lake, MD Many individuals diagnosed with ADHD use alternative therapies alone or together with stimulants or other prescription medications. Growing concerns about inappropriate prescribing or over-prescribing by physicians of stimulant medications and incomplete understanding of risks associated with their long-term use have led to increasing acceptance of many complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Surveys […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By James Lake, MD Many studies have investigated the effects of changes in diet on symptoms of ADHD. Research findings support that artificial food colorings do not contribute to ADHD however excluding food additives, sugar and certain food groups may reduce symptoms of hyperactivity in some cases. Early studies on a restrictive diet that eliminates […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By William Dodson, MD For many adults and children with attention deficit disorder, the thought of falling asleep easily, staying asleep through the night, and then waking up easily — and refreshed — seems but a dream. ADHD adults know that their sleep can be disturbed by mental and physical restlessness, and that it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The holiday season might have many parents searching out for an ADHD holiday survival guide. So many changes happen during the holidays, that oftentimes sticking to your ADHD management quickly goes out the window. You have parties to go to and decorations to put up, and schedules change. All these things can add up to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
BY WILLIAM DODSON, M.D. Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is an extreme emotional sensitivity and emotional pain triggered by the perception – not necessarily the reality – that a person has been rejected, teased, or criticized by important people in their life. RSD may also be triggered by a sense of failure, or falling short – failing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Terry Gross The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people […]Continue Reading... No Comments.