Posts Tagged 'adhd'

ADHD and Managing Halloween Celebrations

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There is a common misconception that ADHD is caused by excess sugar in a child’s diet. While research does not support this, the fact is, Halloween and its excessive candy consumption is cause for concern. Halloween can be a very distracting time for children in general but can be exceptionally hard for young people with ADHD. There are chemicals in the candy that may interfere with the medication prescribed by their Orange County therapist or trigger negative reactions, not ...

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Why An ADHD Diagnosis Matters

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October is a big month for health awareness. In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Depression Awareness Month, October is also ADHD Awareness Month. Despite the fact that ADHD is a legitimate disorder that affects more than 15 million Americans, copious doubters skill voice their skepticism about ADD/ADHD and its treatment options. For this reason alone, ADHD Awareness Month is very beneficial.

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a condition that involves a lack of focus, being overactive, struggling ...

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Teens With ADHD More Likely to Text While Driving

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For a teenager with ADHD, life is full of distractions and temptations that steal their focus away. A recent study shows that teens who suffer from ADHD are even more likely to be involved in dangerous auto accidents due to texting and driving.Teens as a group are already at an increased risk of distracted driving accidents, and an ADHD diagnosis only compounds those risks.

Texting while driving is extremely dangerous. It makes a car crash up to 23 times more likely. ...

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Minority Children Less Likely to be Diagnosed with ADHD

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Recent studies indicate that minority children are less likely than Caucasian children to be diagnosed with both ADHD and autism, two conditions that directly affect behavior and social skills. Both ADHD and autism will have a dramatic impact on how well they do in school. Since there are many minority children in the Dallas area, this is certainly a local issue. Seeing a California psychiatrist for proper diagnosis is crucial.

The rate of autism in children of all races is ...

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Helping Your ADHD Child With The Start Of A New School Year

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Here in the Dallas area, children are preparing to begin a new school year. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, this can often mean difficulties adjusting to a new schedule. The transition can be a stressful time for the whole family.

In addition to seeking help from a Orange County psychiatrist to work with your ADHD child on coping strategies, there are several things parents can do to help their children have an easier transition into ...

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How to Help Your Children Cope With an ADHD Sibling

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As a parent of a child with ADHD, you’ve likely learned effective coping strategies for dealing with the erratic and stressful behavior that can result. If that child has siblings, however, they may face their own set of difficulties. They may struggle to understand why your family dynamic is different than their friends’ families and why their sibling seems to get away with more bad behavior.

The Impact of ADHD on Siblings

Your non-ADHD child can feel baffled and frustrated by ...

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Distraction or Adult ADHD?

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If you’ve been easily distracted or unable to focus for long periods of time lately, you may be wondering if you have ADHD. While only about 4% of adults have ADHD, it’s estimated that 90% are undiagnosed. Between the internet, texts, IMs and smart phones, it’s safe to say we live in a society that can easily deter productivity. But when is it ADHD and when is it just distraction?

Distractibility is certainly on the rise, but there are ways ...

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Study: Potential Link Between Autism and ADHD

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Results of a new study performed at the Kennedy Krieger Institute indicate that almost 30 percent of young children with autism also show signs of ADHD. This rate is three times as high as the rate of ADHD is in the general population. Since previous studies have shown that autism may share genetic links with ADHD as well as bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia, this most recent bit of information is certainly helpful as we work ...

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Autism and ADHD Linked In New Child Psychiatry Study

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When you think of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as portrayed in the media, you might suppose that these two disorders are on opposite ends of the behavioral spectrum. Kids with autism are shown as being very withdrawn, preferring to sit in a corner and play with the same object for hours on end. Children with ADHD are stereotyped as being social butterflies, unable to sit still and concentrate on anything ...

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