Anna Friel to star in ITV drama about transgender child

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:08

The mini-series, titled Butterfly, will tell the story of 11-year-old Max, who chooses to live as a girl at home and decides he doesn't want to hide it from others. ITV's head of drama Polly Hill said it was a "heartwarming and emotional script" about "one boy's search to be recognised for who he really is".

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Larchmont Therapist Uses Dog To Help Reach Clients

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:23

Colette Lopane of Larchmont-based New Day Vitality has been using her dog Aurora as a therapy dog in her sessions with clients. "It allows them to let their guard down," Lopane, a New Rochelle native, said.

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What parents should know about sleep apnea in children

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:55

Medical experts are warning parents that if you hear your young son or daughter snoring, it could potentially be a sign that the child is suffering from sleep apnea. "It should raise a flag," Dr. Sydney Butts, an ear, nose and throat doctor in New York City told ABC News.

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Here's How ADHD Totally Helps Fuel a Creative Fire

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:17

Pauline Campos is Latina Magazine's print #Dimelo Advice Columnist, blogs at Aspiring Mama, and is the founder of both Girl Body Pride and #ChingonaFest. In her spare time, and because sleep is highly over-rated, she homeschools the worl... Don't ask me to change the oil on my truck.

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Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorder

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:20

Children under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However, the timing of the procedure did not affect this risk, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Pregnant women who take antidepressants increase risk of psychiatric disorders for their kids

ADHD News - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 01:45

Mothers-to-be who are mulling over the decision about whether to take antidepressants while pregnant might want to take note of a recent study out of Aarhus University that reveals that doing so raises a child's risk of having a psychiatric disorder later in life. In the study, which looked at nearly a million Danish children born between 1998 and 2012, researchers divided children into one of four groups according to their mother's use of antidepressants prior to becoming pregnant as well as during pregnancy.

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Caesarean-born kids are worse off

ADHD News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:13

ALMOST a third of all children born in Australia are born via C-section, but that could have bad implications, according to a new world-first study. Caesarean-born children appear to perform below their peers in grammar and problem solving, according to a new world-first study.

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Rethinking Teen Mental Health: Why We Should Consider A Different Approach

ADHD News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:32

The mental health of our teenagers is an ongoing issue in America. In addition, therapists, counselors and parents seek to understand and treat adolescent mental health in ways that do no harm.

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8 Tips to Help People With ADHD Make It Through the Workday

ADHD News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:32

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features , trolling the internet for dance work... Need help getting centered at the office? Here's how other adults with ADHD are making it work A cursory scroll through social media at any given moment will reveal myriad versions of the same sentiment: Is it the weekend yet? The daily grind wears everyone down.

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Tracking Tiny Eye Movements May Help Diagnose, Treat ADHD

ADHD News - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:12

Close observation of tiny movements in the eyes may help researchers better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder , according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science . Growing evidence suggests that small involuntary eye movements, called saccades and microsaccades, are promising new tools for revealing the underlying mechanisms of mental processes like attention and anticipation - cognitive processes that are often impaired in individuals with ADHD.

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FITZPATRICK: Increase outdoor study spaces at U.Va.

ADHD News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:08

I try to study outside as much as possible, and I am not alone in this regard. On warm days, the tables outside of Newcomb and the steps of the Rotunda are packed with students talking, laughing and studying.

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Researchers develop smart phone application for changing infant's sleep habits

ADHD News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:15

In Japan, infants' sleep time is one of the shortest in the world. A research group led by Osaka University developed a smart phone application in which caregivers could interactively consult with and receive advice from a group of pediatric sleep experts .

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Secretary DeVos, Neurocore, and Competency-Based Workforce Education: ...

ADHD News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:34

Vice President Mike Pence's tie-breaking vote to confirm US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, marks the first time in history that a VP has issued the deciding vote to officiate a presidential cabinet appointment. The contentious opposition votes have expressed that among their concerns are conflicts of interest between Secretary DeVos's federal powers and her multimillion-dollar investments in a biofeedback corporation known as Neurocore, which provides neuroscience treatments for retraining cognitive habits through stimulus-response conditioning.

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Eye movements reveal temporal expectation deficits in ADHD

ADHD News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

A technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes may help scientists better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of ADHD, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Emerging evidence shows that small involuntary eye movements are a promising new tool for shedding light on the hidden workings of mental processes like attention and anticipation, cognitive processes that are often impaired in individuals with ADHD .

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Top 5 reasons "ADD" and "ADHD" are misdiagnosed and often NOT actually disorders at all

ADHD News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

You've heard it before and you've probably experienced it yourself - you just can't seem to pay attention long enough in some class to absorb the information, or you've already learned what is necessary and you're bored out of your mind. Other classmates keep asking too many questions and the teacher keeps repeating the same things over and over.

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Forgetting where you've parked your car could mean ADHD

ADHD News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 02:07

Most of us make silly mistakes from time to time and are able to laugh them off. That's what I used to do when I accidentally left the bath overflowing or mislaid my purse for the umpteenth time.

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Copper Toxicity: A Common Cause of Psychiatric Symptoms

ADHD News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 21:47

Dr. William Walsh's research and teaching about advanced nutrient therapy for the treatment of psychiatric conditions changed the way that I practice. I now routinely order a few simple and inexpensive laboratory studies on almost everyone.

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This is what it's like to have ADHD

ADHD News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:52

Writer and student James Woods wasn't diagnosed as having ADHD until he was at university - and even then he was skeptical. 'At first I was like 'no,' because I was a well-behaved child, and there was no kind of behavioral issues and my knowledge and view of it was the same as everyone else's - like small five-year-old children running around really hyperactive - and I never recognised myself as hyperactive,' he said.

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Authors of mystery-adventure series donate money from sales to charity

ADHD News - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:43

Lewis Owens and his ten-year-old son, Danii, have produced a number of books together, chronicling the adventures of a character named 'Archie'. Sales of the books have been split between a number of charities including the Centre for ADHD and Autism Support , which serves Harrow.

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Scientific analysis reveals that schools really are making children...

ADHD News - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 01:59

Educators in Britain are becoming increasingly alarmed about the prevalence of school programs entitled "lessons in well-being," which have been rolled out under the guise of helping children feel "less stressed amid exam pressure," reports The Daily Mail . At first glance, the idea of attempting to eliminate any jitters about test taking seems a bit foolish, especially if a child spent no time studying.

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