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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From troubled teen to an example to his peers: Downham Market student ...

ADHD News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:03

Nathan Holland changed his life around after going on a pilot scheme with the Jon Egging Trust. Picture: Ian Burt A student turned from a class troublemaker to a role model in his school, all whilst overcoming attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .

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Find out why this Bury pub is 'FAB'

ADHD News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 03:32

The town centre Two Tubs pub is the first of several local employers who support making Bury fully accessible for people with autism and other hidden disabilities, such as ADHD, Crohn's, dementia and epilepsy. The scheme, created to assist vulnerable people, was designed by Jane Lord, chief officer at Bury charity Buddy's for Children with Autism.

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Investment Analysts' Updated EPS Estimates for October, 11th (ADHD, ...

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 23:13

According to Zacks, "Alcobra Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development and commercialization of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Herea s how parents can help their kids who have ADHD new

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 23:13

October is ADHD Awareness Month , bringing attention to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For parents with children who may have ADHD, it's important to recognize symptoms and learn how they can better help.

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Children born prematurely have greater risk of cognitive difficulties later in life

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:33

Babies born preterm have a greater risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties and these problems persist throughout school years, finds a new study led by Queen Mary University of London . The research found that preterm children had lower scores on IQ tests, motor skills , reading and spelling at primary school age, and that this remained through to secondary school .

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How to Raise an ADHD Child When Parents Have Differing Views About Treatment

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:33

When a child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder , parents may have differing views about how to treat symptoms. For example, one parent may insist that ADHD medication be used, while the other parent prefers exploring a more holistic approach, which often involves an emphasis on treatments such as behavioral therapy or having the child exercise more.

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New specialist school for young autistic people approved for Cheam

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:20

Plans for a new specialist day school in North Cheam have been approved by Sutton Council with refurbishment already underway. Kedleston Group - which runs specialist schools across England - successfully applied to Sutton Council to transform a building previously used as an adult learning service on London Road.

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People asked to help use their experience to shape a new 'Challenging Behaviour Service'

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:09

Health chiefs from NHS East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Groups said challenging behaviour in children can be 'very distressing'. Findings show that around 30 per cent of children with challenging behaviour are diagnosed with Autism or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder .

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Two Mothers Open Up About What Happens When Kids With Autism Grow UpHuffPost

ADHD News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 02:42

Welcome to " The Story We Share," a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities - but who live in very different places. As part of HuffPost's Listen To America tour, we're exploring how people's lived experiences overlap and diverge depending on their zip codes.

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I've been on antidepressants for a decade - here's the...

ADHD News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 22:25

I was in the eighth grade, sitting at my assigned seat with a pencil and a green sheet of paper in front of me - it was the class final. Suddenly, my mind went blank.

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Children with ADHD Likely to Have Touch-Processing Abnormalities

ADHD News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 20:04

Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder are likely to also have trouble with touch processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin .

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Number of Scots patients on drugs to treat ADHD at new high

ADHD News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:21

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When to Praise

ADHD News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:10

How much do you praise a child? A lot, a little, generously, or honestly. Plus, read about raising successful children and more.

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