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 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.
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 Joel Nigg, Ph.D. Dubbed “hyperkinetic disorder” 50 years ago, ADHD was first associated with hyperactivity and weak impulse control alone. Since then — and particularly over the last decade — our understanding of the condition has blossomed; we now know that its symptoms range from inattention to self-regulation to emotional sensitivity and beyond. Growing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Devon Frye, Anni Layne Rodgers There are more treatment options available for ADHD than ever before. Which ones are people using, and are they finding them effective? We wanted to find out the answers, so we asked you, our readers, in an exclusive ADDitude survey. What we discovered from the more than 4,000 responses […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Colleen Kimmett r. Rebecca Carey admits to being a little embarrassed about what her son, Mark, eats every day. Hamburger patties for breakfast, or bacon. A pack of raisins and a cookie for lunch; a turkey and cheese sandwich “if I’m lucky,” says Carey, but it usually comes back home. His favorite dinner is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By John Fleming, PhD “Just as adults with ADHD may struggle to understand what people are saying, they may also misinterpret what their bodies are telling them. They mistake feeling upset or bored for hunger.” Those who live by impulse eat by impulse. Eating compulsively is a main cause of obesity in many adults with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tana Amen, RN, BSN A well-rounded diet can have a powerful, positive effect on your cognition, mood, memory, and behavior. The wrong diet can aggrevate ADHD symptoms. Here’s what you should (and absolutely should not) be eating to help your brain and body. The right diet can have a powerful, positive effect on your […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Can what you eat help attention, focus, or hyperactivity? There’s no clear scientific evidence that ADHD is caused by diet or nutritional problems. But certain foods may play at least some role in affecting symptoms in a small group of people, research suggests. So are there certain things you shouldn’t eat if you have the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.