Learn to Rewire Your ADHD Brain to Improve Cognitive Skills

KEY POINTS: Neuroplasticity is when the brain can rewire itself based on our daily experiences. Novel environments can improve executive function skills in individuals with ADHD. Exercise, artistic expression, and even playing video games can boost cognitive functioning.

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Living With and Learning From Inconsistent Behavior in ADHD

KEY POINTS: Inconsistency in ADHD can feel befuddling and lead to conflict. Inconsistent performance is a marker for any of us of a skill that isn’t fully formed yet. When a child with ADHD seems unusually inconsistent, that frequently reveals a skill that needs building. If inconsistency is persistently disruptive, consider an objective review of…

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Energy drinks can lead to serious heart issues in kids and teens, health experts say

[Excerpt] For children taking certain medication, the risk can be even greater. “A lot of children and adolescents are on psychoactive medications, for example ADHD medications, or people with asthma who are taking inhalers are also at risk; those inhalers have stimulant effects,” said Font. “When you start combining stimulants, those cardiovascular effects can get…

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7 Sneaky Signs Of ADHD In Women

Earlier this spring, actress Busy Philipps announced that she was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) alongside her 15-year-old daughter. Philipps’ diagnosis is part of a recent trend of more and more women and girls being diagnosed with ADHD.

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Pharmacological treatment reduces specific crimes in adolescents with ADHD

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, found that pharmacological treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) reduced violence- and public-order related crimes. However, it did not reduce other types of crimes, among patients with ADHD in early to late adolescence considered to be in the…

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ADHD, asthma, and economic hardship: New research suggests a causal pathway

In a recent study conducted published in npj Mental Health Research, researchers found significant associations between family income, asthma, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children. The findings provide evidence for a causal pathway where lower family income not only directly leads to more severe ADHD symptoms but also has an indirect effect through asthma…

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