Focusing on ADHD

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

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 …

Parenting

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 …

ADHD

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 …

ADHD

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 …

Anxiety

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, …

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 …

ADHD
Depression

The Adult ADHD Guide to Healthy Confrontation

It seems like people with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) either seek conflict or try to avoid it at all costs (perhaps as a …

Marriage

fNIRS Studies on Hemispheric Asymmetry in Atypical Neural Function in Developmental Disorders

Lateralization in Atypical Neural Function in Developmental Disorders<p>Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was introduced into the scientific …

Neuroscience

Plan. Trust. Hug. Your Mantra for Raising a Tween with ADHD

When kids with ADHD are preschool and elementary age, they lack the self-awareness and self-regulation skills to control their behavior. As they …

Parenting

Are you listening? Your pupils indicate if you are: Study finds pupil dilation patterns synchronize during shared attention

Study finds pupil dilation patterns synchronize during shared attention<p>Listeners are most likely to tune in when a speaker delivers the most …

“OMG, So That’s Why I Do That?!”

1 of 12<p>Your ADHD Life<p>Most people with ADHD have always known they are different. They were told by parents, teachers, employers, and friends that …

ADHD

By Not Paying Attention, Kids May Notice What Adults Miss

New research shows that although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, children’s attention limitations can sometimes be their …

Psychology

Educational Toys That Build ADHD Brains

1 of 20<p>Interlox<p>If your child gets frustrated trying to follow complex instructions, she can’t go wrong with Interlox, an easy, fun, and educational …

Thomas Edison Would Have Been Given Adderall Today

“The trouble with our way of educating is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It casts the brain into a mold. It insists that the child …

Education

Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia

Celiac disease is a rare digestive disorder and anorexia nervosa is a chronic eating disorder. These conditions have similar symptoms, and both are …

Diabetes

Children notice what adults miss, study finds: While adults focus their attention, children see everything

While adults focus their attention, children see everything<p>Although adults can beat children at most cognitive tasks, new research shows that …

ADHD

The Hutchins Center Explains: Why programs for young children are long-term investments

By Brittany Scott, Louise SheinerThere is mounting and dramatic evidence that transfers to low-income families early in children’s lives have impacts …

Poverty

Older adults may lose ability to manage money and medications

(Reuters Health) - - A large proportion of older Americans will need assistance managing their medicines and finances as they age, and they need to plan for these changes along with their families, researchers say.<p>Among people in their late 60s who had no trouble managing their medications, for …

Longevity

Early Life Abuse May Lead to Attention Issues Later in Life

New research suggests that experiencing early life stress may change a person’s brain resulting in concentration issues as they age.<p>According to a …

The Brain

Depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia and autism genetically linked

Five major mental illnesses — depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia and autism — are traceable to the same inherited genetic variations, …

Depression

What social workers need to know about ADHD, trauma and neglect

Photo: Business Images/Rex<p><b>By Laura Hanbury, researcher and former local authority ADHD lead</b><p>Children in the child protection system are three times …

Children with autism may forego behavioral therapy for meds | Spectrum

Many children with autism who take antipsychotic medications do not receive behavioral therapy, according to a new study1. The findings suggest that …

Autism
ADHD

Getting Past the Attention-Span Myth (Thoughts on Creative Focus)

<i>There’s a common cultural assumption that “kids these days” can’t focus due to screen time. They simply lack the attention span needed to engage in</i> …

Creativity

ADD and ADHD: the invisible disabilities

Oftentimes the diagnoses of ADD and ADHD are missed, which could leave some students struggling academically<p>Your heart begins to race, your hands are …

Could You Have ADHD Too?

One in four parents of kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also have ADHD.<p>One in every four kids who is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also has a parent with ADHD—whether they know it or not. And the other three probably have a grandparent, an uncle, a …

ADHD

It's official - starting school later is better for kids in the long term

While families ponder school readiness carefully, and make their own well-considered decisions based on what feels right for their child, a new US …

Parenting

KQED

Katherine Stevenson was 8 when she joined a UCSF study to test the effects of a video game on kids like her with sensory processing dysfunction, or …

ADHD