ADHD morning routines

ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help?

Morning routine trouble for children with ADHD: stimulants do not help It has been previously established that children with ADHD have trouble with completing their morning routines compared to other children their age. This means that they may not be able to prepare for school and organise transport in time. More importantly, not being able…
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parenting ADHD children

Importance of parenting in ADHD children

Research findings are showing that a highly efficacious treatment for children with ADHD and behavioural problems is parent behaviour therapy. In reviewing existing studies on treatment options, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) identified four programs that alleviated ADHD symptoms for children under 6 years old. These included Triple P (Positive Parenting…
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ADHD motivation and bribes

ADHD, Motivation & Bribes: How much is enough?

Research suggests that many of the difficulties children with ADHD face in their every-day lives are related to deficits in motivation and executive functioning. Some researchers have suggested that children with ADHD are less likely to be motivated by reinforcement than children without ADHD. Consequently, under low-stimulating conditions with minimal reinforcement, children with ADHD tend…
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neurofeedback for Adhd

2018 Review on neurofeedback in ADHD

Just published in February, 2018 in the scientific journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: An international group of researchers conducted a meta-analysis that systematically looked at all available studies and found that after an intensive course of neurofeedback, the clinical benefit of neurofeedback on ADHD symptoms was maintained over a 6-month follow-up period (without treatment). At follow-up…
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neurofeedback for brain injuries

Neurofeedback & brain injuries: promising research to improve cognition

Neurofeedback is a well-established treatment with high levels of efficacy for treating attention deficits in developmental disorders such as ADHD. Neurofeedback has also shown to be beneficial in treating mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and perceived stress. In the past 25 years, research has been conducted in exploring neurofeedback as a promising treatment for…
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Avoiding going out with your kids?

Avoiding going out with your kids? 4 tips to manage behaviour in public places Our society we live in today has a challenging and critical attitude toward parents and young children. Many assume criticizing and using harsh words is the answer for a child who is “misbehaving”. No parents really want to act like rivals…
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parent-child interaction in children with adhd

The Parent-Child interaction, in children with ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic and pervasive childhood disorder that is characterised by inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive behaviours. It comes with no surprise that such behaviours commonly weaken the relationship the parent has with their child and induces large amounts of stress on the parents. Moreover, studies have proposed that over time, counterproductive parenting…
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Lastest Research in Neurofeedback and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that is characterised by experiencing various reactions of stress following exposure to a traumatic event, like a death or serious injury. Patients with PTSD often experience symptoms like hyperarousal, emotional numbing (difficulties experiencing positive emotions), vivid memory of those traumatic events and cognitive and behavioural avoidance.…
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minerals medication an alternative to combat adhd

Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD

These days, it is common for medication to be prescribed as a first resort rather than the last. However, exciting new research has highlighted the potential for micronutrients to reduce ADHD symptoms providing a more naturalistic alternative to medication. New Zealand researchers Julia Rucklidge and colleagues administered an 8 week micronutrient treatment to adults with…
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sunshine, lollipops and rainbow of risk, food dyes and child

Sunshine, lollipops and a rainbow of risk: Food dyes and your child

Synthetic food dyes have been shrouded in controversy since their introduction to market over 50 years ago. Given many of these dyes are derived from coal tar or petroleum, it is unsurprising that they can negatively affect our health. As science has advanced with time, many dyes have been removed from market as they posed…
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