Focusing on ADHD

By Learning Success | The latest news and science about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

Why do we fidget? Not sitting still linked to weight loss, de-stressing and living longer

The fidget spinner fad might be annoying but it's one way to keep your body moving throughout the day.<p>Harriet Dempsey-Jones, <i>University of …

Weight Loss

The surprising science of fidgeting

Hand-held toys known as “fidget spinners” – marketed as “stress relievers” – have become so popular and distracting in classrooms that they are now …

Psychology

“The Terror of Filling Out My Child’s Permission Slip”

Forms are the death of the ADHD mama. And every single thing in modern America requires a form, a waiver, a tax document, a permission slip, a …

ADHD

Makers of Crowdfunded "Gravity Blanket" Withdraw Unsupported Medical Claims After Raising $3 Million

A “Gravity blanket” on Kickstarter that claimed to use cozy pressure to treat anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions has been …

This is how clinical ADHD affects my makeup routine

<i>Disclaimer: I am NOT a psychiatrist or psychologist, and the information in this piece is based on my individual experience as an adult woman with</i> …

Beauty

Fidget Spinner: Tricks, Where To Buy, Who Made It And What We Know About The Latest Toy Trend

Those who remember the days of Hit Clips and Tamagotchis know a toy fad when they see one. The latest toy mesmerizing kids everywhere doesn’t have a …

Fidget Spinner

Here are the 6 questions that can reveal whether you have adult ADHD

Adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is far more common that previously thought, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry — though it's often undiagnosed.<p>There's been a recent rise in the number of adults diagnosed with ADHD, which was previously …

ADHD

Childhood Exposure to Racism Ups Risk of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD

Childhood exposure to racial or ethnic discrimination is linked to higher rates of anxiety, depression and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder …

ADHD

Challenging Life

Another way of lifeAn ambiguous title, that. Is it about challenging your life or is it about your life challenging you?And the answer is …Well, …

ADHD

What I want people to know about my ADHD (but completely lack the social graces to explain coherently)

<b>I am not inconsiderate.</b> Although, I can see how it may appear that way. I am late, (a lot) I interrupt, (working in it, I swear) I forget important …

ADHD

Why Fidget Spinners Are So Hot (and Where to Buy Them)

They came out of nowhere, and they're already so hot that schools are banning them. We're talking about fidget spinners, the biggest gadget trend of …

Crowd Funding

Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy

This season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism — but it's also being banned in …

ADHD

This Is the Correct Way to Daydream, According to a Harvard Psychiatrist

Yes, there is a right (and wrong) way to let your mind wander.<p>Daydreaming has a bad reputation. Viewed as a distraction for the flaky or a self-indulgent form of procrastination by many, even science has ganged up on daydreaming, with previous research showing aimless mind wandering tends to make …

Creativity

Fidget Cubes Won't Solve the American Recess Crisis

The wildly popular toys may help kids focus, but they're masking the root causes of childhood attention deficit disorder.<p>When I was in high school, my attention problems were so bad that I once spent a math class covering my entire body in those little paper circles you use to repair the holes in …

ADHD

How Distraction Might Sap Your Concern for the World

What percentage of the information you encounter during a given day do you give your full attention to? Given the sheer abundance of distractions …

Psychology

ADHD is not a disability - I should know

OPINION<p>My life could have been a Quentin Tarantino movie, a collective of intersecting cinematic snippets jumping about in time, place and subject, …

ADHD

“We Can’t Afford to Treat Our ADHD”

A Severna Park, Maryland, office assistant sometimes borrows pills from her boyfriend. She has ADHD but no health insurance, so she can’t afford her …

Health Care

The Secret to Avoiding Mental Distractions

The brain is like a muscle. If you want to get better at focusing, practice.<p><i>How can we control our mind from distraction? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Adam Piore, author of The</b> …

The Brain

Autism's Drug Problem

Connor was diagnosed with autism early — when he was just 18 months old. His condition was already obvious by then. “He was lining things up, …

Autism

Your kid probably has a fidget spinner already, but let me tell you about it anyway

Just getting into the whole bottle-flipping craze? Well that’s done. That’s <i>so</i> 2016. The world is a completely different place, and that is in <i>no way</i> an exaggeration. Bottle-flipping is dead, or at least being steadily eclipsed by the new fad that kids can’t get enough of: fidget spinners.<p>What are …

Fidget Spinner

Become a Finisher — Finally

A woman’s work is never done! That adage is especially true if the woman has ADHD.<p>There are two ADHD factors at play: 1) difficulty with …

27east

Five years ago, Alan Schwarz was looking for a new public health issue to sink his teeth into. The New York Times investigative reporter had recently …

Fidget Spinners Are The Latest Annoying AF Kid Trend

I’ve never been particularly <i>on point</i> when it comes to trends. I didn’t own any buttah-like leggings until a few months ago. I didn’t know that bottle …

Kids

Rory Bremner says ADHD medication helped "switch brain from Radio 1 techno to Classic FM"

Rory Bremner has told how he was “overwhelmed” at being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after a lifetime of struggle.<p>The …

Uncomfortable Truths About the ADHD Nervous System

What I have come to understand — something that people with ADHD know from an early age — is that, if you have an ADHD nervous system, you might as …

Behavioral Treatments at a Glance

If your child has an emotional or behavioral problem, you might be told that behavioral therapy would be a good treatment for her. But what kind of …

Autism’s drug problem | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Connor was diagnosed with autism early — when he was just 18 months old. His condition was already obvious by then. “He was lining things up, …

Autism

Scientists Prove Children and Adults Pay Attention Totally Differently

Parents and teachers battle daily with getting children to just <i>be quiet</i> <i>and pay attention already.</i> But a new study shows that kids can’t really be …

The Brain

Antidepressants not as harmful during pregnancy as previously thought, a new study shows

Women who take antidepressants early in pregnancy are not at a higher risk of having children who develop autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), contrary to earlier reports, a study published Tuesday found.<p>The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical …

Pregnancy