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A first-person journey with mental illness: Leaving the shame behind

ADHD News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:52

Reachability's philosophy is based on inclusion, where everyone has a place, a voice and a purpose, and where people do not have to hide or feel ashamed. As a child, I knew what it was to be unwell.

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5 Counter-Intuitive Diseases that Cannabis Supports in 2017

ADHD News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:14

Cannabis conversations continue to gain momentum from dinner tables, to tea parties outside gov't. Whilst some countries such as Israel, USA, Canada and Germany press ahead with medical cannabis reform others such as the UK remain committed to the belief that cannabis is an unknown potentially harmful drug.

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Kids that wiggle when engaged in challenging mental activities are...

ADHD News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:47

Many a parent of a child who's been diagnosed with ADHD has stared in bewilderment as their child sits dead still for hours watching a movie. No wiggling, no chatting, no getting up and down every few minutes - just total focus and concentration.

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Family Focus: Get out as a family to boost physical, emotional health

ADHD News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:35

The breeze is cooler and the sun sets sooner. It's fall in Yuma. Lots of people ask Yumans: "How do you handle the summers?" We all know we love it here because of the fall and winters.

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Childhood ADHD and Poor Self-Esteem

ADHD News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder isn't just about symptoms you can see. Sure, a child with ADHD can be fidgety, or overly talkative, or unable to focus.

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Could micronutrient supplements combat ADHD?

ADHD News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

A recent study examined whether or not vitamin and mineral supplements might ease ADHD symptoms, and it yielded encouraging results. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is characterized by hyperactivity, attention difficulty, and impulsiveness.

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Nearly a Third of College Kids Think ADHD Meds Boost Grades

ADHD News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38

Many college students who abuse ADHD drugs mistakenly believe that doing so will lead to better grades, a new survey suggests. Past research has found that college students commonly misuse stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall as "study aids."

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Chemo-brain in a child can heal

ADHD News - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 00:57

Q: After two years of chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia, our 6-year-old daughter is now in remission.

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Special needs student given wrong PSLE exam paper

ADHD News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:10

SINGAPORE: A special needs student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was issued the wrong examination paper during the Primary School Leaving Examination on Sep 15, his school confirmed on Thursday . Pei Chun Public School said the student was seated alone in class and given extra time to complete the exam due to his condition.

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5 New FDA Approvals to Know from September 2017

ADHD News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:26

The FDA approved Neos Therapeutics' extended-release amphetamine oral suspension on September 15, 2017.1 Adzenys ER is indicated for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in patients aged 6 years and older. It is the third Neos product to receive the FDA's nod for this purpose, following the manufacturer's Adzenys XR-ODT and Cotempla XR-ODT.

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Video shows officer handcuffing crying third-grader

ADHD News - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 03:54

Video filed with a lawsuit by the ACLU shows a Kentucky school resource officer handcuff the arms of a third-grade student. The ACLU says the student suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and has a history of trauma.

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What Impact Can ADHD Have on a Child's Grades and Chances for Success in College?

ADHD News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:28

"The traditional classroom setting and conventional teaching methods are often not a great fit for students with ADHD so, naturally, many struggle to keep up and maintain good grades." It's no secret that having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be challenging for some.

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Letter: Lead poisoning is still a threat

ADHD News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:28

What is Utah doing to ensure lead is not poisoning our children? Until about a year ago, I would say not much. Lead poisoning in children and pregnant women is still a threat.

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Top 25 Psychiatric Medications for 2016

ADHD News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:31

Most people understand that the role of psychiatric medications is to help alleviate the symptoms associated with different types of mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety, and more. Psychiatric medications are an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan for effectively treating people who have a mental health concern or mental illness.

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Use 'Breathing Buddies' to Teach Your Kid Self-Control

ADHD News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 04:34

On the latest episode of Lifehacker's podcast The Upgrade , psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman talked about self-control and its importance as a skill we should all learn as early as possible: Cognitive control is an important life skill: it lets you keep your mind on a long-range goal and ignore distractions, lets you pay attention to what the teacher is saying a there was a study done in New Zealand on children ages 4-8, they tracked them down in their 30s and found that childhood cognitive control was a better predictor of your wealth and your health than in your thirties than either IQ or the wealth of the family you grew up in.

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Fidgets can enhance concentration, provide calming for special needs students

ADHD News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:20

Kristin Hightree, an occupational therapist at Mercy Medical Center's Pediatric Therapy Clinic, talks about devices used to help kids with ADHD and other disorders focus.

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Turning point: ADHD diagnosis leads to new passion for Santa Cruz teacher

ADHD News - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:20

Breakout speakers: Gerard Chambers , Capitola psychologist; Laurie Dupar , ADHD coach in Seattle and creator of the ADHD Awareness Book Project; Nicolette Harris , educational therapist; Mark Neenan , certified instructor of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and retired UC Santa Cruz Disability Center program coordinator; Leslie Tremaine, creativity specialist, Tom Wolver , sculptor; Judy Brenis , La Selva Beach, ADHD coach and author of "ADHD Heroes," and Hannah Jones, Santa Cruz ADHD coach and educator. SANTA CRUZ >> After 25 years as a teacher, including nine years at a private school where she specialized in English and spent a stint chairing the department, Hannah Jones opted for a half-time schedule to finish a novel.

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Botanic Gardens manager Neville Capil says gardening 'good for...

ADHD News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:08

The theme of Mental Health Awareness week is 'Nature is the Key'- and someone who spends a lot of time in South Canterbury's outdoors is backing that message. Timaru Botanic Gardens manager Neville Capil said there were proven benefits to "being one with nature", such as behavioural changes in people who had disorders like ADHD.

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Critical Survey: Supernus Pharmaceuticals

ADHD News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:34

Supernus Pharmaceuticals and Novan are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk. Supernus Pharmaceuticals has higher revenue and earnings than Novan.

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Four Non-Prescription Remedies for ADHD

ADHD News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:53

Some 30 percent of patients develop side effects of ADHD medication . But there are alternatives, including counselling, supplements, and adjusting your diet .

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