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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500There is not only one test that could be used for diagnosing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults and children. ADHD will be diagnosed if a person is showing all or some of the symptoms of ADHD on continuous basis for more than 6 months. Additionally, symptoms should be present in multiple settings.
Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400So many youngsters today have been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. When that occurs many kids are put on drugs that can do more harm than good. What is a parent to do besides suffer together with their kids? Look into alternative answers ; natural answers. Many of the children I grew up with who were prescribed these medications either sold them or took them in a way the tablets were not intended to be taken.
Sat, 08 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a disorder that is characterized by hyperactivity, inattention and hyperactivity and impulsiveness of children. Kids with this disorder need more help than normal children and must be given proper attention and ADHD treatment as early as possible.
Sat, 08 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Simple Steps in Diagnosing ADHD: Do you have children who frequently forget their homework, act without thinking, get fidgety all the time, impulsive, hyperactive, inattentive, lazy and undisciplined? Watch out! Your child might show symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500ADHD refers to attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder. Most children who suffer from this disorder suffer from attention problems as well as hyperactivity. Parents of such children are well aware that inattention and hyperactivity continue throughout the day. Keeping such children busy after school hours can be as difficult as keeping them safe during the school day.
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is usually identifiable in early stages of childhood. There are instances when the disorder continues until adulthood if treatment is not prompt or effective. This is known as Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD). The impact of AADD is severe compared to ADD because as an adult, coping strategies are required to a greater extent with regard to disorganization and other symptoms of the syndrome.
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500ADD is often accompanied by a coexisting condition. On the other hand, often ADD and these other conditions have similar symptoms and, therefore, are easily misdiagnosed. Of course, this creates a plethora of problems as these disorders, when separate, must be treated differently. A misdiagnosis will lead to ineffective treatment. As coexisting conditions, these are especially of concern, because they increase the severity of many of the symptoms of ADD, as well as the negative impact on those that suffer them.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Both adult ADD and adult ADHD has drawbacks, though we know there are great benefits in creativity, intelligence, and the ability to hyperfocus. Yet, some of the mundane tasks in the world can be helped by following these 10 easy steps...
Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Tyler, a five-year old boy was nicknamed 'Twister Tyler' after being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) about four months ago. He is currently enrolled in a special education (SPED) school to accommodate his academic and social needs. During the initial pre-enrollment interview, Tyler's mother said that her son used to study in a regular school but had to be transferred after the teachers complained about the boy's disturbing behavior in the classroom.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500If you're someone with adult ADD or ADHD, how often do you have circular conversations? You know the kind. You go 'round and 'round with someone, and you're both saying the exact same thing, but you can't make yourself understood? Isn't that frustrating? Is it possible for someone AD/HD to have less stress in their communications?
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500If you have ADD or ADHD, you may have the tendency to see yourself in a negative light. Don't do that! Don't focus on the bad things. Turn ADD traits around and see them in a positive light. When you do that, you'll be a happier person with a happier life. Let me show you how...
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Picture this: You just rolled out of bed. You have about half an hour to leave the house, but you're no good without caffeine, so you run to the refrigerator, looking for the coffee that you moved to the pantry six months before. Then, once you've managed to get the coffee going, you go into your underwear drawer, and while you're opening it, you see your brush, so you start brushing your hair. Then, you brush your teeth, and finally, you look back into the underwear drawer and realize that you still have things sitting in the laundry basket from the weekend, when you did the wash.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500ADD people are bored very easily, as you well know if you have ADD. People call us lazy, but it's not that. We'll put tremendous effort into things that matter to us, and that we enjoy. But how exciting is washing dishes or cleaning up a mess of stuff? Not very and it just doesn't happen. We learn to live with our messes.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500When you woke up this morning and went to your home office, did you see the same stack of newspapers on the floor that's been there since 1992? Or, what about your desk? Do you remember if it's mahogany or metal? If you're asking these questions, you may have ADD, and are suffering the dreaded clutter monster.
Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500The first thing to understand about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is that it is a neurobiological condition. After depression, ADHD is the second most common mental health disorder in adults, affecting about 5 per cent of the United States population.
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400After exhaustive studies, the medical fraternity has discovered a simple remedy for the growing numbers of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The really startling factor that will have parents of ADHD children whooping for joy is how the great outdoors rivals Ritalin when it comes to improving dwindling concentration levels.
Tue, 17 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0500ADHD-Attention shortage Hyperactivity disease, is a kind of disorder where the patient is unable to pay attention and can be diverted effortlessly, he is abnormally active and impatient with unprompted mood patterns. His prime weakness is inability to focus on the job done. subsequent name for ADHD is Hyperkinetic Disorder (HKD) and this disarray is found mostly among kids (7 per cent from age 6-11 years) and also around 4 per cent of adults bear from ADHD.
Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Attention Deficit Disorder, otherwise known as ADD, has evolved over the years. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) identifies three main characteristics of the disorder: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. While ADD stresses the inattention behavior, ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) includes all three of the categories.
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500It's unbelievable to imagine but were you aware that it is common for kids to have the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) mental disorder? In fact it affects 3-10 per cent of children. The real issue is when it isn't discovered as a child and remains unrecognized or "hidden" in adulthood. It was commonly thought that children would grow out of ADHD. Studies would suggest that one to two thirds of children with ADHD continue to have significant symptoms throughout life.
Wed, 16 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500In my personal life, I'm a singer, and rock-style music is my passion. As I've been working to take my abilities to the next level, I've realized that there are a number of similarities between managing adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and singing rock music. You don't need to be a rock singer to appreciate the similarities.
Mon, 07 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500Do you want to know the early warning signs of ADHD in children? Do you want to know if it is time to get your child assessed by a medical professional? You will know the answers when you read this article.
Sat, 05 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500Sensory motor integration deficits are fairly common in both children and adults. The following is a list of tips for teachers who have children with sensory processing disorders.
Thu, 03 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500The following is a letter about neurofeedback and its use in ADHD as a treatment modality. Someone recently asked the following question... I visited your web site and noticed a section called How to Read a Scientific Article. I was quite impressed with this article.
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400Adults with ADD are both blessed and cursed with the ability to hyperfocus. Hyperfocus is a unique ability that we have to focus so intensely that the rest of the world temporarily disappears. It's the the opposite of boredom. Instead of having difficulty concentrating or getting started, the hyperfocused ADDer has trouble shifting focus away from the interesting subject at hand.
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400The results of this study suggest that a child's ADHD interferes with the child's normal ability to read. I say this because even children with no known reading disability were able to make significant gains in reading level just by receiving treatment for their ADHD. If this is true then it should not matter how you treat the ADHD, as long as you do something to treat it.