All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ADHD’

ADHD: The Time Blindness That Wrecks Careers

Adult ADHD — which is basically the same as childhood ADHD, just with more responsibilities — can be a career wrecker. More specifically undiagnosed ADHD can wreck careers. If discovered as present, many find ADHD to be manageable. But even with awareness, the presence of a very common ADHD trait must be dealt with on a daily basis. ADHDers call …

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ADHD: Is It Really a Superpower?

ADHD. It stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But some folks with ADHD will fight you over the “disorder” part. What we are about to explore applies much more to adults with ADHD — who, by definition, were once kids with ADHD. While parents of children diagnosed with ADHD may not see it at first, some say there are certain …

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ADHD: The Secret Benefits Of The Disorder

ADHD is a serious disorder that affects people of all ages. While children are commonly diagnosed with ADHD, it can also affect adults. The symptoms and signs of ADHD include an inability to concentrate, hyperactivity and impulsivity. While most people look at an ADHD diagnosis as a burden, a recent study shows that there may actually be some benefits of …

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ADHD Doesn’t Have To Be All That Bad

ADHD is often described by doctors and educators as one of the worst things a child can have. After all, it’s terrible if a child can’t pay attention, right? As it turns out, ADHD does have some benefits as well. Business Insider reports that recent research has found that ADHD isn’t quite as bad as we previously thought. In fact, …

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Adult ADHD: What Non-Medication Options Are Available?

It can be very frustrating coping with adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms. Those who suffer from ADHD are constantly on the lookout for treatment options to help bring their symptoms under control. Today a growing number of ADHD sufferers are looking for ways to treat the condition naturally as to avoid manufactured medications with potentially harmful effects on …

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ADHD Linked to Air Pollution, Research Suggests

A new study conducted by Columbia University has linked Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with air pollution in densely populated areas of New York City. The research was gathered by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, and has revealed a possible link between PAH, or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and children developing ADHD. …

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ADHD Myths Still Taint Public Opinion and Marginalize Sufferers

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, gets a lot of undeserved flack. Stories abound about college students getting a quick ADHD diagnosis from a pill mill doctor, then hoarding Ritalin to sell or to snort for all-nighter study sessions. Until medical marijuana came along in California and took the top spot as a joke medical regimen, professing to have ADHD …

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ADHD Can Be Diagnosed By Tracking Eye Movements

ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a serious disorder that is common in people of all ages, but more commonly affects children and young adults. The symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, racing thoughts and trouble paying attention or concentrating. There is no psychological way to diagnose the disorder. Doctors use several different tests and assessments to diagnose people with …

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ADHD Symptoms: What To Look Out For

Imagine a fifth-grader in a classroom, bouncing around from seat to seat, unable to sit still, talking constantly, showing little to no attention span, listening to the teacher for brief moments, but unable to hold onto the words which he or she said very long. It’s the common stereotype of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or more commonly called ADHD. It’s a …

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Adult ADHD Diagnosis on the Rise

Earlier this month, the pharmacy management company Express Scripts released an ADHD study with surprising numbers and implications for adults. According to the researchers at Express Scripts, ADHD medication prescriptions have increased 35.5 percent from 2008 to 2012 for those with private insurance, with the total number of privately-insured users of ADHD medication topping out at 4.8 million in 2012. …

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Childhood ADHD: Under Or Over Diagnosed

In an ABC News segment titled Missing ADHD Diagnosis, Lost Childhood, interviewers talk to Andrea Frank, a 38-year-old nursing assistant from Wisconsin. While bright, she struggled in school and at work, where she never lived up to her potential. But when she married and had two boys, she noticed signs that they had behavior traits like her and wanted answers. …

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ADHD Symptoms: What To Watch For

ADHD is a disorder that affects millions of children and adults. While most people associate the disorder with the inability to pay attention or concentrate on one thing at a time, there are many other symptoms that can be observed as well. The sooner a child or adult is diagnosed with the disorder, the sooner they can seek help. 38-year-old …

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Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You

“When I can’t pay attention, I really can’t pay attention,” says Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 singer recently revealed that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a “Own Your ADHD” PSA. Levine wanted to share his struggle to encourage others going through it to seek help. The disease, often characterized by hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inability to focus, and a short …

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ADHD Risk Factors Include Acetaminophen and Aging Dads

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects around five percent of children. ADHD can cause difficulty learning and inattentiveness, among other issues. There is no known single cause of ADHD, but researchers are continually trying to pinpoint factors that increase the likelihood of a child having ADHD. This week two studies were released that say acetaminophen taken …

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ADHD Study: Could Tylenol Cause ADHD?

Tylenol, the most popular over the counter pain medication, is in the headlines again. The last time the product was questioned was in June 2012 when it was rapidly pulled from shelves during a recall. That recall was due to leached pesticides, particles of wood and metal, infectious bacteria, and lets not forget that strange moldy and musty scent. To …

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ADHD Symptoms Linked To Mother’s Tylenol Usage

A new study shows that mothers who used Tylenol on a regular basis while pregnant are more likely to have children with ADHD symptoms. Many doctors give their pregnant patients a list of medicines that are safe to take for small health issues such as headaches, fever and aches and pains, and Tylenol is always listed as one of these …

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Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene

Though often used as a scapegoat during times of stress, its clear that violent movies, TV, and video games do not actually cause children or anyone else to become violent. Why, then, do people enjoy such entertainment? A new study has now shown that it could all come down to genetics. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have now linked …

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ADHD Diagnoses Still Rising, Shows Study

A new study has found that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnoses are still on the rise in the U.S. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that 6.4 million American children had been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011 to 2012. This represents a 42% increase (around 2 million more) from the number …

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Regular Bedtime Likely to Produce Good Behavior in Kids

LiveScience reports a new study published this week by British researchers in the journal Pediatrics has concluded that young children behave worse when they go to sleep at a different time each night. 10,000 children were enrolled in the Millennium Cohort Study, which was a long-term research project examining babies who were born in the U.K. between 2001 and 2002. …

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ADHD: October is ADHD Awareness Month

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and adults. While many people are familiar with the term ADHD, there are many misconceptions tied to this learning disability. Several ADHD groups hope to educate people on these misconceptions during October, which is ADHD Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon to hear people scoff at ADHD and call it an excuse for poor …

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ADHD Linked to Allergies, Asthma in Children

As the number of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rises, doctors are now searching for an answer to why diagnoses are becoming more common. Last year, a study linked low-level mercury exposure in pregnant women to the disorder. This week, a new study has linked ADHD to childhood allergies and asthma, which are also on the rise. The study, published …

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FDA Okays First ADHD Brain Wave Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved the marketing of a brain wave test for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and teens. The device is the first one to use brain function to assess children 6 to 17 years old for ADHD. The FDA concluded that the test can help confirm an ADHD diagnosis when used as part …

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ADHD Linked to Low-Level Prenatal Mercury Exposure

A new study published this week in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that low-level prenatal mercury exposure might be associated with a greater risk of children having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the study also showed that greater fish consumption might be associated with a lower risk of the child having ADHD. The study was conducted by …

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