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ADHD Diagnosis on the Rise

Diagnosis of Pediatric attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) is on the rise. Currently, diagnosis is up 31% from 2010 to 2017 among Americans age 2 to 18 years old. This information is from a study conducted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association reported recently in an diagnosisarticle published by ADDitude Magazine.

This study was completed over eight years and found that age, gender, and geography influenced the likelihood of an ADHD diagnosis. The highest rate of diagnosis included 9% who...

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Why your ADHD Teen Should Be Getting More Sleep.

Teenagers have a lot working against them when it comes to getting enough sleep. They often have after-school activities, heavy loads of homework, and addiction to catching up on social media before bedtime. Teens with ADHD are also struggling with executive function.  This can make it difficult to get homework done and manage time.teen sleeping 2

A new study, conducted by the American Physiological Society, reported that the teens who got less sleep in their study showed significant deficits in...

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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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