Mindfulness During Chaos

  Mindfulness During Chaos: Tips for Emotional Health & Anxiety Anxiety is unsettling. Once we begin to feel it, we look for a way out and try to control our situation at hand. This may be useful when we feel anxious about a particular task or event coming up. We make long term plans for…
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Coronavirus Tips for families with children with ADHD

  COVID-19 Info for Families & Children with ADHD The outbreak of the novel Coronavirus may be a stressful time for all of us. During this uncertainty, increasing anxiety can become problematic for many, especially for individuals and children with ADHD — including their families. To manage the spread, many schools and parents are moving…
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Kids & Coronavirus: Tips on how to adjust to the new normal

4 Ways to Help Your Family Adjust to the “New Normal” We have all held our breaths while the impact of Coronavirus hit our frontline, our businesses, jobs, and most vulnerable. Although we have no official lockdown laws, social isolation guidelines and fear have made many of us close our businesses, say goodbye to our…
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ADHD Treatment

Comparison of ADHD treatment options: 2020 research

ADHD treatment options: A 2020 scientific analysis of medication versus natural options Just published January 2020 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research (see reference below): This is the first meta-analysis which collated the most prominent behavioural and cognitive interventions for ADHD and examined their effect on cognitive symptomatology. They sought to investigate the effect of…
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NAD+: New natural treatment for epilepsy?

Epilepsy treatment: New natural possibility The  mechanisms of  seizures in epilepsy are poorly understood, and no effective therapy exists for suppressing epilepsy. A study published in 2017 by Liu & colleagues, examined the ability of a natural supplement called NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) to reduce the incidence of epilepsy. NAD+ is the natural chemical found…
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Neurofeedback Therapy

Adult ADHD and Neurofeedback Therapy

Adult ADHD & scientific evidence for Neurofeedback Therapy Neurofeedback for ADHD Treatment in Adults   Research into the effects of neurofeedback on ADHD are overwhelmingly based on child populations. Several reasons for this exist, such as the high developmental neuroplasticity (this refers to the ability of the brain to change its functioning) present in childhood…
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The use of VR in predicting age-related cognitive decline

Davison, Deeprose and Terbeck (2018) conducted a study to compare immersive virtual reality (VR) assessments with traditional assessments of executive function. It is well established that normal and pathological ageing are associated with decreased executive functioning. Hence, a large body of research has been dedicated to charting cognitive decline as it progresses with age in…
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Social media and addiction in young adults

Social media addiction in young adults In a study at Bond University (published December 2018) they looked at the relationship between social media addiction and substance abuse by looking at underlying personality traits associated with both. As we know various forms of excessive and compulsive behaviours like disordered social media use are becoming increasingly regarding…
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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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