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”