Focusing on ADHD

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

4 easy tactics for getting your attention span back

When was the last time you sat through a commercial? Maybe you felt a little anxious as your mind started to wander, anxiety that didn’t subside …

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Imaging study confirms differences in ADHD brains

The prestigious journal The Lancet has published a large study identifying differences in the brains of people diagnosed with attention-deficit …

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ADHD Superpower... Hyper Focus

Sitting here listening to the steady beat of the raindrops outside I am transported to a place of quiet and relaxation and harmony. Hang on a minute it's the half term holidays!!!!! What's going on? Even when my other three children are outside playing, my daughter with ADD is always about stuck …

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Key Brain Regions Found To Be Smaller in People With ADHD — NOVA Next

People with ADHD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, have different brain structures than people without ADHD, according to an international …

The Brain

Why NOT Circumcise Your Boy? Risk for Autism

Infant circumcision often enters conversation when early trauma is discussed. And well it should since there are documentable effects of the harm it …

Autism

Why ADHD Isn’t Due to Bad Parenting

It’s listed in the manual of psychiatric disorders as a validated mental health condition, yet there’s a lingering sense that attention deficit …

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Pupil diagnosed with ADHD wants to help others

Shuttleworth College student Nick Bond wants to spread awareness about ADHD and help other students who have to deal with the condition.<p>Year 11 …

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Your Tuesday ADD/ADHD Wrapup 02/22/2017

<i>We scour the web each week to find the most important news and blogs about ADHD and ADD. Here are this weeks posts.</i><p>The less stress on a child that …

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Adult ADHD topic of upcoming UC Davis MIND Institute lecture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 16, 2017) - UC Davis MIND Institute researchers Julie Schweitzer, Murat Pakyurek and Faye Dixon will speak on “Living …

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development

For the first time, scientists can point to substantial empirical evidence that people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have brain structures that differ from those of people without ADHD. The common disorder, they conclude, should be considered a problem of delayed brain maturation …

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Is Your Attention Span Shorter Than a Goldfish's?

Attention, everyone—you need to focus. And, frankly, it shouldn’t be difficult.<p>Popular accounts claiming the average person’s attention span has dwindled to 8 seconds—shorter, supposedly, than a goldfish—are not corroborated by science.<p>The features of human attention are too complex to reduce to a …

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A new study finds compelling evidence that the brains of those with ADHD are different than the rest of the population

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often believed to simply be difficult, and parents often feel they have failed their child in some way.<p>The largest brain-imaging study yet of people with ADHD may help to change some of that.<p>The research used brain images of 1,713 people …

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Study finds that kids with ADHD have smaller brain regions

The findings might also provide clues for developing new treatments<p>LONDON — Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says.<p>The …

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Stretchable living materials and devices with hydrogel–elastomer hybrids hosting programmed cells

The integration of genetically programmed cells into materials and devices will enable the power of biology to be harnessed for a wide range of …

Kids’ Creations: The Art of Having ADHD

<i>Cristina Margolis has been blogging at My Little Villagers (mylittlevillagers.com) since her young daughter was diagnosed with ADHD. Cristina wants</i> …

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Beyond Hello: Building Conversation Skills in Children with ADHD

On Thursday, February 23rd, at 1 pm ET, join us for a free expert webinar with Anna Vagin, Ph.D.

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Elimination diets' efficacy and mechanisms in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder

Verena Ly, Marco Bottelier, Pieter J Hoekstra, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Jan K Buitelaar, Nanda N Rommelse<p><i>European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2017</i> …

Pigpen Diaries: What to Do When Clutter Is Comforting

I don’t know whether to face the truth, or shut the door tight. Tackle the problem — my messy child — or keep walking. If I brave the obstacle, my …

Health24.com | Babies with low birth weight more likely to develop ADHD

A new study has found that babies with an extremely low weight at birth had a higher risk for mental health problems such as ADHD, anxiety and …

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Large imaging study confirms brain differences in ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with the delayed development of five brain regions and should be considered a brain …

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Income Levels Linked to Incidence of ADHD, Asthma, and Autism in Children

<i>February 14, 2017</i><p>From 2003 to 2012, rates of asthma, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rose dramatically for children in the United States. …

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How ADHD Impacts Women & Why Support Communities Matter

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder does not just plague children in the classroom; it’s silently disrupting the lives of adult women.Around 38 …

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Don’t mistake teen sexual confusion for gender dysphoria: Teacher

A veteran Vancouver teacher and counsellor has a warning for educators who are buying into what he sees as a pop psychology fad to over-diagnose …

Gender

I have left the family home. Divorce proceedings are under way

My wife and I have separated after years of struggling to make our marriage work<p>This is a difficult column to write, but I have to try, since this is, after all, a family column and the shape of my family has been transformed. Just after Christmas, I separated from my partner of 15 years. I have …

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ADHD is a brain disorder, not a label for poor parenting, say scientists

ADHD is a brain disorder and should not be used as a convenient label for difficult children or poor parenting, the first major physical study of the condition has concluded.<p>Researchers analysed the brain volumes of more than 3,200 people and noticed that those of patients with ADHD …

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Working With Autism And ADHD

As more people with autism and ADHD begin to advocate for themselves at work, some employers are changing their workplaces.<p>When Sam Briefer, 23, was hired by Ernst & Young last year, he had two concerns: that he wouldn’t make friends with his coworkers, and that his office environment would …

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Study Links ADHD to Neurological Disorder, Not Behavioral Issues

A study of children and adults with attention deficit disorders suggests their brains may have structural differences, which could change the way the condition is understood.<p><b>FOX’s Eben Brown reports:</b><p><i>A study of MRI images of brains of both adults and kids under treatment for attention deficit</i> …

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Health24.com | Low-income kids more likely to have asthma

Asthma is more prominent among children from low-income areas while autism is more often diagnosed among children from higher-income families, a new …

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Children with ADHD have some smaller brain regions, study shows

Researchers suggest disorder should be considered a neurological condition and not simply a behavioural one<p>People with attention-deficit …

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