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How To Manage ADHD As An Adult

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Children who are diagnosed with ADHD are often given a clear treatment plan. They are referred to a good Newport Beach child psychiatrist who analyzes their condition, gives them behavioral modification tips, works with their parents or guardians, and determines if any medication is necessary. This will allow them to live normal, productive lives. By the time they reach adulthood, they’ve often learned to manage their condition very well.

But what about adult-onset ADHD, or the adults that have always had ...

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When is ADHD Medication a Good Idea?

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It is an unfortunate truth that people in our society are overmedicated. Some doctors rush to prescribe medication before researching alternative treatments, and some people think treating their symptoms with a pill is the easiest way to solve their issues. Medication is a ...

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The Link Between ADHD And Addiction

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a disorder in which a person is unable to control focus and behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli. While ADHD can be diagnosed during adulthood, it is most often discovered during childhood. But new evidence suggests that adults with ADHD may be more likely to become addicted to substances, the Internet or even gambling.

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October is ADD/ADHD Awareness Month

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In addition to being Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the month that the Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to coffee shops everywhere, October is also ADD/ADHD Awareness Month. In fact, 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of ADD/ADHD Awareness Month, which started as ADHD Awareness Day back in 2004. To commemorate the month, here are a few ...

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Decoding The Different Types of ADD/ADHD

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Sometimes, it’s obvious when someone has ADHD…there’s the constant fidgeting, getting easily distracted and leaving things unfinished. But sometimes it’s a lot more difficult to tell when someone has it. That’s because ADHD is not a one-size-fits-all diagnosis. As any child psychiatrist will tell you, there are actually several types of ADHD and they all require different treatment plans.

Dr. Daniel Amen, an MD, psychiatrist and ADHD expert, has divided the types of ADHD into seven. His seven subtypes were ...

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Why Children With ADHD Sometimes Make Poor Choices

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Children with ADHD certainly aren’t bad children. Still, students with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their classmates. Recent research shows that different learning and decision-making mechanisms are responsible for these behaviors—in other words, it’s simply how their brains are wired. ADHD children who receive behavioral therapy from a child psychiatrist often have the advantage due to learning coping skills.

Everyone makes hundreds of different choices every day, many of them with minimal impact. But for someone with ADHD, it ...

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Help Your Children Maximize Their Mental Health For The School Year

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As summer vacations across the country come to a close, it’s time for families to prepare for another school year. This typically involves getting school supplies and buying new clothes, but adjustments to their schedules are also in order. In addition to the optimism and excitement your kids will express, they may also feel stress, anxiety and irritation.

Luckily, there are some things you can do to improve the mental health of your children as they prepare for a new school ...

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ADHD, Autism Or Both?

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ADHD and autism are two different medical conditions. ADHD is defined as not being able to focus, being overactive and not being able to control behavior. Autism is a developmental disorder, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communication and forming relationships with other people. But if your child has been diagnosed with ADHD ...

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The ADHD-Friendly Diet

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When it comes to the treatment of ADHD, behavioral therapy with a child psychiatrist and medication are the best approaches. But there are also plenty of natural ways to help your child with ADHD—a solid routine, proper sleep, exercise and even diet. Feeding your family a good diet is always important, but ...

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Lesser Known Signs of ADHD

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a common condition that affects both children and adults. Most people have heard of ADHD and its common symptoms: inability to focus, being easily distracted and having difficulty finishing tasks. These symptoms can be treated with regular visits to your Orange ...

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Genetic Mutation May Increase Understanding of ADHD

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From smoking during pregnancy to additives lurking on food, there is quite a bit of speculation about what causes ...

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Holiday Tips For Parents Of ADHD Children

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Beginning later this week with Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s Day, sticking to a strict family schedule may be impossible. With all of the parties, events, visitors, gifts and food, the holidays can be a stressful time for children with ADHD and their parents. Here are some mental health therapist approved tips for helping your ADHD child thrive this holiday season:

1. Set aside time before holiday visits begin to talk to your child about your expectations. They can ...

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