10

Apr

Every person has had a time where they daydream and lose focus for a minute or two… But when does this lack of concentration become an issue? According to a new study performed by the World Health Organization, the percentage of adults diagnosed with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has risen from 4.4 percent to 8.2 percent…

09

Mar

Exercise has been shown to offer a variety of benefits for people. This not only includes the obvious health advantages, but also in areas of mental health (depression and anxiety), stress reduction, sleep challenges, socialization, and even networking for business.  A study released in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found it…

02

Nov

Most people who associate suicide with depression however, a recent study may cast some doubt on to that impression. Suicide is rare among children (ages 5-11). But for those under 12 years of age, ADHD seems a more common diagnosis than depression for those who did commit suicide. A small sample size of children who…

17

Aug

Environmental factors are a huge influence in those with ADHD, as some more boring tasks can become harder to do, and high energy ones are easier. As adults, patients have more range to change the environment they work in, and can choose one that best “suits” them. Not only to more engaging tasks help symptoms,…

08

Jul

A study completed at the University of British Columbia has concluded that the constant beeping and buzzing of cell phones have been linked to increase ADHD-like symptoms. Cell phones are usually reached for about 100 times a day, and 2 hours a day is spent on cell phones. The 221 participants in the study kept…

23

Jun

Not only does recent research indicate that children with ADHD sleep less, but they also are unable to reach a deep sleep. Kids with the disorder take longer to fall asleep in general, which accounts for lack of sleep. The children are unable to recharge properly without deep sleep, and without enough sleep. Also, two…

23

May

Medication for children with ADHD seem to be the first option in most cases, but Florida International University has found when behavioral therapy is used as a treatment option first, children seem to respond much better than simply starting with only medication. The Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology further proved this finding after…

13

May

Often times with medical or mental health challenges we are faced with chicken or egg scenarios. For instance, children in general are not known for having well thought out plans. They are impulsive buy nature. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD) especially so. As a result, not so healthy choices can be made without giving…

28

Mar

A diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is not always an easy diagnosis to determine. Some professionals may see the behavior exhibited as something else (anxiety, oppositional). A neurobiologist from the University of Barcelona has developed technology that may make it easier to diagnose ADHD. The company that developed this technology discovered a small…

02

Mar

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis has significantly increased over the years. In fact, it has doubled in the last 40 years. Professionals have pointed to better understanding of ADHD and better diagnostic tools as possible explanations for this increase. In the February issue of JAMA Pediatrics, researchers have offered another possible explanation. The shift…