Archive for ADHD’ Category

ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help?
Oct

17

2018

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 to start the day right often leads to worse behaviour…

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Importance of parenting in ADHD children
Jul

19

2018

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 Program), Incredible Years Parenting Program, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and New…

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ADHD, Motivation & Bribes: How much is enough?
May

1

2018

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 to underperform on executive functioning tasks because they are unable…

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The Parent-Child interaction, in children with ADHD
Dec

16

2017

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 behaviour and parental stress may lead to the adoption of…

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Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD
Dec

16

2017

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 ADHD and assessed behavioural improvements at various time points. A…

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10 brain foods to make you feel good
Sep

7

2017

10 brain foods to make you feel good

We’ve all heard of the phrase “food for thought”, but what if there really were certain foods that could boost your thinking? Here are 10 brain foods filled with vitamins and minerals to help keep your brain sharp and healthy. (1) Wholegrains The brain requires a steady flow of blood glucose to fuel it. Wholegrain and low-GI foods help release this glucose slowly into the…

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Communication issues in people with ADHD
Aug

12

2017

Communication issues in people with ADHD

Research findings are showing that people with ADHD have problems with communication in ways that can make them present as very egocentric. These issues can have a major impact upon relationships and quality of life. A research study from the University of Waterloo finds that people with ADHD have a decreased ability to empathise with the perspective of their conversational partner. In two studies, participants…

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Internet Addiction, ADHD and Depression
Sep

19

2014

Internet Addiction, ADHD and Depression

As the ease as well as need to access the internet increases in the age of technology due to academic and recreational reasons, it impacts extensively on multiple aspects of daily life. Internet addiction is now a recognised phenomenon, with various scales being developed in order to define the diagnostic criteria. This addiction may impact specific target groups differently, and of particular interest to this…

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