Study Links Chemicals to ADHD and Autism

Even Harvard now agrees

Parents, educators, health care professionals, and others are perplexed by the incredible increase in cases of ADHD and autism. A study performed by Harvard University suggests that toxic chemicals may be to blame. Furthermore, the researchers say the implementation of a global prevention strategy to control the use of toxic substances is urgently needed.

"The greatest concern is the large numbers of children who are affected by toxic damage to brain development in the...

Does Diet Affect ADHD and Autism?

Does Diet Affect ADHD and Autism?

ChocolateSome medical doctors disputed the notion that diet, food additives, and refined sugar had any effect on autism for years. In 2008, the American Academy of Pediatrics admitted they might have been wrong. In Alison Schonwalds article, ADHD and Food Additives Revisited she looks at a randomized study conducted in the UK that addresses the effects of food additives on children's behavior. In the fine print of that study, the editor states, the overall findings...

ADHD News & Updates: Study Suggests Drug Ritalin Makes No Long-Term Difference for Kids with ADHD

Time for a New Approach?

Girl MomAlthough Ritalin has been a mainstay in the day-to-day treatment of ADHD symptoms, much debate continues whether the drug provides long-term benefits for children.

A new study suggests that long-term drug Ritalin makes no difference to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Sydney Morning Herald, a research team at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found that ADHD children who are treated with Ritalin continue to...

Memoirs of an ADHD Mom

Kate SM1Join Kate, a real ADHD mom, as she addresses the principals . . .

Dear All Principals of All the Schools My Children Have Ever Attended,

Let me introduce myself. I am the parent that consistently brings their child in late. I'm the one running through the door after first bell - my child trailing behind me dragging their half opened backpack eating breakfast on the go. I'm the one you give the 'stink-eye' to when you see me in the hallway. I'm the one whose child gets sympathetic glances...

ADHD: Daylight Savings Time and Your Child

The Effect on Our Childs Circadian Rhythm

As with many ADHD adults, many of our ADHD children also experience a disruption in their circadian rhythm or sleep, due to the change in daylight savings time.

Kids Dog Sleep SMIt should be noted that children and adults behave differently as a result of sleepiness. Adults usually become sluggish when tired while children tend to overcompensate and speed up. For this reason, sleep deprivation is sometimes confused with ADHD in children. Children may also be moody...

Fidgeting May Help Students with ADHD Learn

Energizer Rabbit SM

Have you ever wondered why your ADHD child acts like the energizer rabbit? Well, so do the researchers. "We don't know whether they do it to help or because they are anxious, or whether it is helping," Interesting but inconclusive article read on to learn more

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get into trouble for fidgeting in the classroom, but that fidgeting may help them learn, new research suggests.

The...

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