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Can Coffee Cure Your ADHD?

Scientists have observed that lower levels of dopamine are associated with symptoms of ADHD. A study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology shows that caffeine appears to normalize levels of dopamine and improve concentration in people with ADHD. Does that mean it can be used as treatment?woman coffee

Additudemag.com released an article discussing the truth about caffeine for ADHD. Here are a few key points to consider:

  • The effects are different for each individual -...
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ADHD Overlooked in Older Adults

Recently ADDitude Magazine published an article regarding ADHD being overlooked in adults, 3 Rules for Evaluating and Treating ADHD in People Over 50Adult ADHD

Some of the reasons stated in the article include age-related cognitive changes, comorbid medical/psychiatric conditions, and psychological issues. The American Journal of Psychiatry states ADHD or ADD accounts for nearly 4.4% of all major psychiatric conditions in the US and only second to generalized depression. Adults...

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Exercises to improve attention, working memory and executive function

Everyone knows exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  But did you know that exercise can be especially important for people with ADHD?  Exercise can improve attention, family bikingworking memory and executive function. 

Play Attention is sponsoring Additude Magazine’s special webinar, The Exercise Rx for ADHD, with John J. Ratey, M.D.

Click here to register and learn the effect of exercise on ADHD.

The 2018 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and...

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Five C’s for Reducing Family Stress & Developing Your ADHD Child's Strengths

Children with ADHD often feel defeated and want to give up trying.  Adults can sometimes unknowingly contribute to these feelings; parents, teachers, coaches, and counselors, may focus on shutterstock 484218700the child's weaknesses more than highlighting their strengths.

Recently an article was published in KQED News, Mind/Shift, Five Ways to Help Children with ADHD Develop Their Strengths. The article discusses ways to put the focus back on developing and encouraging strengths. Dr. Sharon Saline the...

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