ADHD

ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help?

ADHD morning routines

ADHD & Morning Routines: Does medication help? Dr Shelley Hyman 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…

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Importance of parenting in ADHD children

parenting ADHD children

Importance of parenting in ADHD children Dr Shelley Hyman 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…

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ADHD, Motivation & Bribes: How much is enough?

ADHD motivation and bribes

ADHD, Motivation & Bribes: How much is enough? Dr Shelley Hyman 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.…

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The Parent-Child interaction, in children with ADHD

parent-child interaction in children with adhd

The Parent-Child interaction, in children with ADHD Dr Shelley Hyman 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…

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Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD

minerals medication an alternative to combat adhd

Micronutrients over Medication: An alternative to combat ADHD Dr Shelley Hyman 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…

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10 brain foods to make you feel good

10 brain foods to make you feel good

10 brain foods to make you feel good Dr Shelley Hyman 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…

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Communication issues in people with ADHD

minerals medication an alternative to combat adhd

Communication issues in people with ADHD Dr Shelley Hyman 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…

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Internet Addiction, ADHD and Depression

Internet Addiction, ADHD and Depression

Internet Addiction, ADHD and Depression Dr Shelley Hyman 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…

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