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ADHD Meds May Cause Psychosis

Potential side effects of ADHD medication is a concern for many people struggling with attention difficulties.   A recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine looks further into whether certain ADHD medications may cause psychosis in teens. The large study was conducted by meds docHarvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

The study specifically looked at the use of the stimulants methylphenidate and amphetamine for the treatment of...

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Can Playing Outside Cure Your ADHD?

Spring gives us the opportunity to play outside and get our green time. By green time, we mean outside activities with lots of grass and trees and very few buildings.family with kite

Studies have shown that spending time in green environments can help improve ADHD symptoms in both children and adults. One study, conducted by Taylor and Kuo, indicated that hyperactive children showed the most improvement in open green spaces like soccer fields. Occasional exposure might be helpful.  However, regular green...

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IEP and 504 Plan Accommodations Are Not Benefiting Kids with ADHD

A study published in Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal reviewed students with ADHD who have an IEP, 504 plan, or informal school accommodations.  It was discovered that accommodations such as extended test time, regular breaks, having the test read aloud, calculator use and reduced boy student 300x201distractions in the exam rooms are not working.

The study observed 96 Maryland students with ADHD in grades 3rd-8th. Test scores were evaluated from the Maryland School Assessment...

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New lullaby album sings your ADHD mind to sleep

Sleep problems are common for children and adults with ADHD. Getting to sleep can be difficult due to restlessness, medication side effects, or a busy mind. A moonsleeprecent study, funded by the National Institute of Health, found that 57% of parents with ADHD children got less than six hours of sleep every night.

Many articles recommend using background noise such as a fan, a sound machine, calming music, etc. These options might be helpful.  However, there is a new lullaby album that was created...

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