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Attention Deficit Disorder Consulting

Attention Deficit Disorder Consulting

ADD/ADHD: Homework Woes By: addreferral.com Summer may be just around the corner, but we still know there are a few more homework assignments of the year. This may cause your any child much grief but may be especially more frustrating and at times, challenging for a child suffering from ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It is important as a parent to take the appropriate steps in the beginning of the school year to ensure any homework troubles are kept to a minimum throughout the school year. There are many things to keep in mind this summer

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How to Cope with a Spouse who has Attention Deficit Disorder

Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder Attention deficit disorder is a fairly recently recognized affliction that professionals are just beginning to understand. One of the biggest problems that people with ADD have is understanding what other people might be feeling or thinking, which often leads to inappropriate behavior. They don’t try to avoid social interaction, but struggle to recognize non-verbal communication signals and facial expression that those who do not have ADD have no problem interpreting. Because of these issues, having a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with ADD can often be difficult or trying. Below are some tips

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Common Myths About Attention Deficit Disorder

Common Myths About Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder: Myths and Misconceptions. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a mental disorder that involves an inability to concentrate for long periods of time. Starting in 1996, ADD was officially re-classified as a sub-type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may also involve hyperactivity. However, the older terms, attention deficit disorder and ADD, are often still used to refer to all types of ADHD. ADD is often misunderstood and there are many common myths about attention deficit disorder that need to be dispelled. Below you will find a discussion of several of the more common myths associated with

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Attention Deficit Disorder Counseling Training.

Attention Deficit Disorder Counseling Training.

How Attention Deficit Disorder Counseling Training Can Help! If you would like to help people that are suffering from ADD or attention deficit disorder then you should look into what you can do to get the training that you need. If you are a health care professional you will be able to get a certificate that will help you to help people that suffer from this condition. ADD is a disorder in which people have a problem with inattention, disorganization, procrastination, and forgetfulness. This can be diagnosed in people at a very young age and often presents itself in kids

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How Nutrition and Attention Deficit Disorder are Linked

How Nutrition and Attention Deficit Disorder are Linked

Nutrition is extremely important for the body for a number of different reasons. It’s even been shown that individuals can improve their attention deficit disorder symptoms by eating the right foods and taking the proper supplements. When the body is balanced with the proper vitamins and nutrients, it’s able to function much better. There are a lot of different supplements you can try out if you’re interested in seeing if they are effective. How Nutrition and Attention Deficit Disorder are Linked Types of Supplements to Consider Trying out. Fish oil is a supplement that is easy to find and it’s

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Attention Deficit Disorder: Benefits of Long term Drug Use?

Attention Deficit Disorder: Benefits of Long term Drug Use?

Every day Attention deficit disorder seems to be treated with pills or some type of new drug.  When will we ask, what are the long term effects of these drugs?   Are they helping treat ADHD or are they not doing as much as we think they are?   Here is a good article that looks at the long term benefits of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs: By Steve Mitchell From Consumer Reports.org Attention Deficit Disorder: Benefits of Long term Drug Use? If your child takes medications such as Ritalin or Adderall to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you should reconsider

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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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Information on Attention Deficit Disorder Drugs

With modern increases in medication for Attention Deficit Disorder in children one has to ask:  Are they healthy for the child?  What are the side-effects of these ADHD drugs?   Can they do more harm than good?   An article wrote by Dr. Mario Cruz, MD from Philly.com has more information on this subject. Attention Deficit Disorder Drugs: Good or Bad? I see a 9-year- old girl in my practice who is inattentive and hyperactive at school and at home. A thorough evaluation revealed that she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In our last visit I provided her mother with specific

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Can you outgrow attention deficit disorder?

Can you outgrow attention deficit disorder?

Parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder will tell you that their hyperactive children can be a handful.    The questions on all of their minds is this: can a kid outgrow their ADHD?  A study by Margaret H. Sibley of the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University in Miami has more information in an article on the GoodTherapy.org website. Can Attention Deficit Disorder be outgrown? The idea that symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) decrease as a child enters adolescence is highly arguable. Some experts believe that as children age, they outgrow many of the behaviors that

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Malnutrition in infancy leads to attention deficit disorder

Malnutrition in infancy leads to attention deficit disorder

A new study has shown there is a link between infant malnutrition and attention deficit disorder.  In adults studied with ADHD, they were all malnourished in their first year of life.  The same adults showed Attention Deficit problems throughout their school years as well.   An article by Barbara Diggs on nutraingredients.com has more. Infant malnutrition increases risk of adult attention deficit disorder: Study Malnourished infants are more likely to have attention deficits as middle-aged adults, despite subsequent long-term nutritional rehabilitation, according to new research. http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Infant-malnutrition-increases-risk-of-adult-attention-deficit-disorder-Study Make sure you properly monitor your infant’s nutritional needs, you should not have to worry