BY WILLIAM DODSON, M.D. 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 does not go away at night. Here, understand the ADHD and sleep link and its most common manifestations. Plus, get tips for winding down quicker, staying asleep […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristeen Cherney and Kimberly Holland Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several active compounds found in the cannabis plant. It’s unclear whether CBD oil can help ease symptoms of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although CBD has established benefits for certain mental health conditions, researchers are still trying to understand its effects on behavioral and neurological […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By New Life Outlook Everyone copes with anxiety, anger, and impatience from time to time, but attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tends to magnify those emotions. In some cases, your changing moods can interfere with your job, home life, or friendships, which can make you feel helpless or demoralized. Obviously, this is no way to live your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.