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ADHD News: Going Outdoors Can Help.

ADHD News: Going Outdoors Can Help.

In a study on ADHD, it found that the effects of being outside can help with attention deficit disorder.  Taking walks outdoors actually helped young children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder to pay better attention when compared with children that did not take any walks.   An article by Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. via PsychologyToday.com has the study: ADHD News: Going Outdoors Can Help. Seventeen children with professionally-diagnosed ADHD, ages 7 to 12, experienced three different treatments. Two of the treatments consisted of a 20-minute guided walk in the city (one downtown, one in a neighborhood), while one treatment was a 20-minute

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Alternative Treatments to ADHD

Alternative Treatments to ADHD

Doctors are finding alternative treatments to ADHD through “mindfulness”.  By treating their attention deficit disorder with mental exercises they were able to reduce negative emotions and control anxiety.   An article by Oord, S., Bogels, S., Peijnenburg, D. via GoodTherapy.org has more. Alternative Treatments to ADHD Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sometimes parent their children in negative ways as a result of the stress resulting from the ADHD behaviors. Children who have ADHD are impulsive and inattentive and can create a tense and frustrating situation for the parents who try to assist them with completing tasks such

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10 Questions about Adult ADD

There are millions of Adult Americans suffering from Adult ADD.  Adult attention deficit disorder is not well known.   Many people have never heard of it.   Hopefully by reading this post and review the article you can help spread the information.   Laura Flynn McCarthy from iVillage.com writes: Adult ADD: 10 Important Questions. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is not only for children. About 8 to 9 million American adults, and as many women as men, have ADD. There are three types: hyperactive/impulsive, inattentive and combined hyperactive/impulsive/inattentive. For years, the criterion for diagnosing ADD in adults was the same as for children: at

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Child Grief and ADHD Counseling with Depressed Children

Child Grief and ADHD Counseling with Depressed Children

Depression in children and ADHD Counseling   Childhood and adolescent depression has increased dramatically in the past several decades.  Some blame the sensitivity of children combined with the increased violence and use of video games.  Others look to the increased use of drugs and alcohol in the parents that may have genetically affected their children.  Others point to a mixture of problems, such as manifestations of ADHD and point out that ADHD counseling or other psychological counseling is needed to deal with the depression.   Symptoms of depression in children are very similar to those of an adult suffering from

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Find Courses in Attention Deficit Disorder Counseling

Find Courses in Attention Deficit Disorder Counseling

Whether you are thinking of going into the field yourself, or just want to know more about an affliction that plagues you or a family member, knowing more can help. Taking courses in ADHD can be misunderstood in the schools attention deficit disorder counseling may make the difference between feeling helpless and frustrated, and knowing what is going on. Once you are aware of causes, symptoms and how to handle them, the frustration level can go down considerably. If you are working with children or adults that have attention deficit disorder, the courses may be even more important. If your

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Finally an Answer: Courses in Attention Deficit Disorder

If you have a loved one suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder you already know how amazingly frustrating it is to work with them. Not only are you frustrated, but chances are very good they are even more frustrated than you. Typically they want to pay attention. They want to do what you ask. They want to sit still, and study, and not bother others, but they are just incapable of doing so. It bothers them as much as it bothers you. So what can you do? Finally, there is an answer that makes sense. The answer is a series of 

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Finding Courses in Attention Deficit Disorder Online

For people trying to figure out how they can go courses in attention deficit disorder online, the process can be extremely difficult if you are trying to go back to college. You might be wondering whether you would do better in a college classroom setting or an online setting. You may want to ask friends or relatives for advice in this matter, since it can be difficult to decide on which course type would work best for you without advice from someone who has experienced such a course before. Finding out if a course is a good one can require

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Adult Attention Deficit Disorder

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is just how it sounds.   It is ADHD for adults.  Normally ADD is identified in a child and it is treated through counseling or medication.   However in some cases the attention deficit disorder can go unnoticed and lead to adult ADD.   This can happen when parents or teachers do not properly address the symptoms or it gets misdiagnosed.   An article by http://newsolio.com has more on this subject. Adult Attention Deficit Disorder What is Adult ADD? Adult Attention Deficit Disorder is your childhood Attention Deficit Disorder, all grown up. For some people, the symptoms of ADD lessen

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Do we overtreat ADHD?

How often do you hear a child labeled with ADHD and then put on a drug to control it?  Is it a common place event at your school?  Too many times children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and then giving medication for it.   Drugs are a poor substitute for parenting and counseling.    Johnny Harper writes in an article from Hattiesburg American his views on ADHD drugs and our children. ADHD: No Difference Now Than Back Then. I find it unrealistic that children in head starts and elementary schools are any different from those of the past. The difference is

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Help for Attention Deficit Disorder

Help for Attention Deficit Disorder

A lot of children today are diagnosed with a variety of learning disabilities. These learning Children with ADHD feel alone without help disabilities hurt the child’s chance academically to succeed to their potential. In response to this, there are many career venues for qualified individuals who wish to help these children. The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc., offers a certification for those qualified in the area of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). ADHD affects the child in a variety of ways that makes it hard for them to pay attention, sit still, or focus. AIHCP’s certification in