The Creativity of ADHD

June 29th, 2020 - By jen in Information on ADD/ADHD

But ADHD may also bring with it an advantage: the ability to think more creatively. Three aspects of creative cognition are divergent thinking, conceptual expansion and overcoming knowledge constraints. Read full article: Pocket, “The Creativity of ADHD.”

Comparison of serum B12, folate and homocysteine concentrations in children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls.

November 4th, 2019 - By jen in Autism Spectrum, Information on ADD/ADHD

OBJECTIVE:  We aimed to investigate the serum concentrations of vitamin B12, folate and homocysteine in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and healthy controls. Read full article: PubMed.gov, “Comparison of serum B12, folate and homocysteine concentrations in children with autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and healthy controls.”  

‘Cutting Edge’ Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence

July 17th, 2018 - By jen in Autism Spectrum, Information on ADD/ADHD

Brain Balance says its nonmedical and drug-free program helps children who struggle with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and learning and processing disorders. The company says it addresses a child’s challenges with a combination of physical exercises, nutritional guidance and academic training. An NPR investigation of Brain Balance reveals a company whose promises have resonated with parents averse to medication. But Brain Balance also appears to … Continue reading

Helping Kids With A.D.H.D., and Their Families, Thrive

April 26th, 2018 - By jen in Information on ADD/ADHD

When a child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it affects everybody in the family, said Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician in Pleasantville, N.Y. Parents need to understand the nature of A.D.H.D., he said, and appreciate that it affects “a host of self-management skills,” which play out in school but also in daily home routines. Read full article: The New York Times, “Helping Kids With … Continue reading

10 Alternative Therapies for ADD & ADHD

January 16th, 2018 - By jen in Information on ADD/ADHD

Faced with the dilemma of potential misdiagnosis, conventional drug side effects, and a high rate of conventional treatment failure, I’m going to venture that it’s logical to seek out alternative ADHD therapies and basic lifestyle strategies that can either complement or, in some cases, replace those prescribed by the doctor. Let’s look at a few of the more popular or emerging recommendations.  Read full article: … Continue reading

Do You Zone Out? Procrastinate? Might Be Adult ADHD

April 12th, 2017 - By jen in Information on ADD/ADHD

Do you pop up from your seat during meetings and finish other people’s sentences? And maybe you also procrastinate, or find yourself zoning out in the middle of one-on-one conversations?  It’s possible you have adult ADHD… Six simple questions can reliably identify adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a World Health Organization advisory group working with two additional psychiatrists. Read full article: npr, “Do You … Continue reading

Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solves Attention Deficit Disorder

March 20th, 2017 - By jen in Information on ADD/ADHD, Uncategorized

Public education is more stressful than ever for our children, as standardized testing requirements increase and programs like art, music and physical education are being phased out. The result of this type of environment is predictable, and the medical establishment and big pharma are making a killing by drugging active children with ADHD medications – but one Texas school district is challenging that status quo. … Continue reading

CDC Issues Treatment Plan for ADHD Kids

May 16th, 2016 - By admin in Information on ADD/ADHD

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasized this month that behavior therapy should be the first step in treatment for kids with ADHD. Full Article: Albany Patch, “CDC Issues Treatment Plan for ADHD Kids”

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

February 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Information on ADD/ADHD, Neurofeedback News

Follow-up brain scans in a study of those who underwent mindfulness meditation showed that there was more activity, or communication, among the portions of their brains that process stress-related reactions and other areas related to focus and calm. Full Article: The New York Times, “How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body”