- 10 Tips for Keeping a House Clean Despite ADHD
Top five tweets of the week
This is a collection of the most interesting health tweets from the week ending May 13.
- 6 Ways to Reduce Distractions at Work
- 10 Myths About ADHD
- 10 Medical Conditions That Share Symptoms With ADD/ADHD
10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Summer Camp
ADHD shouldn't have to hold your child back from enjoying the splendors of summer camp.
Common Symptoms of ADD & ADHD in Women
Not all women with ADD/ADHD present with the same symptoms. Some women are hyperactive; others are sluggish. The symptoms listed here are those not often mentioned in ADD/ADHD literature, but which are commonly described by women with the condition. Is it any wonder that daily activities can become overwhelming?
12 Things High School Students with ADHD Want Teachers to Know
This list has been compiled by teens with ADHD. They have kindly shared what is important to them and what they find most frustrating in working with teachers and parents.
6 Ways to Manage Your Child's Video or Computer Game Addiction
A 2007 study found that as many as 5 million children in the United States are addicted to online or video games, and ADHD kids may be particularly vulnerable.
- Top 10 Health Tweets of the Week - June 24 Get the news on reversing a denial of coverage from your health insurance company, why nuts are a better food choice than potatoes,and how to deal with a meltdown on the playground.
10 Suggestions for Winning the Homework Wars
Homework time is an ongoing challenge when parenting children with ADHD. After sitting in school all day, it can sometimes be impossible for them to sit still again at home to work again. The following are ten tips for families to survive homework time.
5 Non-Prescription Ways to Treat ADHD Symptoms
For many children the medications can work successfully in diminishing the symptoms of ADHD. Yet there are instances where the medications don’t work as well as parents had hoped or they have so many side effects that the medication is stopped. What can be of great benefit is to use a multi-treatment approach combining non-prescription methods with medication if necessary.
7 Behavior Modification Strategies for ADHD
Setting up a behavior modification program takes hard work, dedication, commitment and cooperation between parents, teachers and caregivers. The following seven steps will help you to create your own system, catered to the individual needs of your children.
Why Alcohol and Adderall Do Not Mix
One of the most commented upon questions we have gotten here on ADHD Central was from a mom who wanted to know what effects there would be for her son if he drank alcohol while taking a medication prescribed for ADHD, Adderall. To clear up any confusion we wish to provide you with information on why mixing alcohol and Adderall is a potentially dangerous combination.
5 Ways to Manage Your Child's Meltdown
Whether your child has ADHD, or is just exhibiting typical childish behavior, you're probably going to face a public meltdown at some point. Use these five tips to bring your child--and yourself--back to normal quickly.
Is Your Teenager Depressed? Signs of Depression in Teens
Previously, depression in patients with ADHD was thought to be situational and it was assumed that the depression was a result of constant failure or the inability to compensate for symptoms of ADHD in daily life. Because of this, depression was often ignored and ADHD was treated, assuming that the depression would disappear when the ADHD was controlled and treated.
10 Tips for De-Stressing Your Thanksgiving
Merely Me says: I don't know about you but I live in some dread over the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving is a tortuously long day for a child with hyperactivity. They wait hours for dinner and then the feast is deliberately eaten with slow reverence. Here are some tips for avoiding the stress of Turkey Day.
What Causes ADHD: Myths vs. Facts
Countless theories exist about what causes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children. Some blame environmental factors, including diet. Others claim it is genetics or the product of factors while in the womb. Still others deny the condition entirely, blaming bad parenting. What is true and what is myth about the causes of ADHD?
8 Ways to Start Preparing for Back-to-School Season
Besides the normal back to school activities, you can help your children by exercising their minds and preparing for next year’s lessons. It doesn’t have to be all work though, many fun activities can engage your child’s mind and creativity.
7 Tips for Taking Your Child with ADHD on Vacation
When you have a child with ADHD, vacations can be a challenge. Impulsivity and hyperactivity can interfere with your calm days and make you feel more frazzled at the end of the vacation than when you began your journey.
8 Ways Video Games Are Bad For Your Health
It’s estimated that video games are now played in 65 percent of American households, with players ranging across genders and ages. Children and adults have shown signs of being “addicted” to gaming--serious gamers can spend up to 18 hours a week playing. So how is this bad for your health? Here are eight ways.
10 Questions About ADHD
Here are questions HealthCentral visitors asked about ADHD and my answers.
10 Signs of ADHD in Toddlers
Though many children exhibit some of the follow behaviors, a child exhibiting some or all of these signs may have ADHD. Though this does not necessarily mean your child has ADHD, parents should discuss any concerns with their physician.
- 10 Ways to Deal with a Child’s ADHD Behavior Here are 10 things a parent can do to help improve their ADHD child’s behavior at home.
- 12 Tips for Curbing Impulsive Shopping Impulsive shopping is often at it’s worse during this season; first you are at the mall or online shopping much more often than during other times of the year and second, you feel less guilty about overspending if you are shopping for gifts.
- 6 Facts on Adjunctive ADHD Therapy in Children When your child has ADHD, managing symptoms can be a challenge, which is why finding the most beneficial treatment plan is important. Sometimes that means other medications or therapies need to be considered as part of the treatment plan.
8 Tips to Help Improve Focus With ADHD
Lack of focus happens for many different reasons. You may feel overwhelmed and not able to concentrate. You may be distracted by external stimulus, such as noise, all around you. You may be bored completing a tedious task. Lack of focus can be caused by different things, at different times, for example you may be overwhelmed with a large project at work and find yourself daydreaming because you just don’t know where to start. Later, you may be distracted by the noise in the office or the activity going on all around you. When you find yourself unable to concentrate, take a few moments to think about the trigger. This can help you better find a solution.