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Doctors want more exercise, less screen time for ADHD students

As reported in the Montreal Gazette, a group of doctors recently published an open letter in the Journal of Montreal warning against the overuse of medication for children with ADHD. They are now proposing a different kind of solution, more exercise and less screen time. They recommended 30-45 minutes of daily physical activity. There is now a movement to mandate 40-minutes of recess time in Quebec schools.kids playing

The doctors stated that studies are showing that excessive screen time can “lead to the...

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An Increase of Mental Health Issues in Children

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics and covered in News Medical Life Science reviewed a study regarding increased mental health issues in children.  The study states that one in seven children are affected by some type of mental health issue.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan reviewing the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health.  The survey was taken by parents of children and adolescents between the ages of 6-18. The results showed 7.7...

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Healthy Snacks for Your Loved Ones

Valentine’s Day is known for giving the gift of chocolate and snacks filled with sugar. We do this because we want to show our family and friends how much we love them by giving them somethingvege heart special. Sugar does not cause ADHD. However, if your loved one has ADHD, eating excessive amounts of sugar may make their symptoms worse.

The University of South Carolina conducted a study which found that the more sugar hyperactive children consumed, the more destructive and restless they...

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A Love Letter to my ADHD

Contributed by Kate, author of Memoirs of an ADHD Mom, located on our Facebook page.

It is easy for all of us to complain about our issues, to talk about the things we don't like about our ADHD or our children's ADHD. It disrupts our lives, makes love adhdus work harder, causes turmoil.

But not this week! No, this week we are celebrating Valentine's Day, the day of love. It's time for us to talk about all the things we love about our ADHD. C'mon let's celebrate it!

My ADHD makes me spontaneous and a...

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