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”

Can’t Focus? It Might Be Undiagnosed Adult ADHD

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

More and more adult patients who are concerned about dementia, actu­ally have ADHD. For adults, the problem is not disrup­tive behavior or keeping up in school. It’s an inability to focus, which can mean incon­sis­tency, being late to meet­ings or just having prob­lems managing day-to-day tasks. Full Article: NPR, “Can’t Focus? It Might Be Undi­ag­nosed Adult ADHD