Green Time for ADHD

Green Time for ADHD

The changing seasons bring many opportunities for getting outside to spend time in the park, hike through the woods, or explore the wilds of your backyard. For children with ADHD, enjoying nature can offer additional benefits. A growing body of research indicates that children and adults who spend time in nature increase their ability to…

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Does Exercise Improve ADHD and Related Challenges?

This research UPDATE responds to the question of whether exercise improves ADHD and related challenges. The first study is an overall analysis of existing studies regarding the influence of exercise in treating ADHD. The second study investigates the effects of high and low exercise intensities in children with and without ADHD. The first study provides preliminary…

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Your Lifestyle Will Determine Your Future

If you’re an adult with ADHD (or the parent or spouse of one), you’re probably all too familiar with the challenges of those with this diagnosis. You may also be aware of the ways that impulsiveness, motor restlessness, inattention, and executive functioning difficulties can impact lifestyle and health. Decades of research on ADHD have moved…

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Is Exposure to Nature Related to ADHD Symptoms?

In this research update, the first study examines associations between exposure to nature and rural environments with ADHD in youth. The second study investigates whether contact with green spaces relates to lower ADHD symptom severity. Both studies are correlational, and therefore cannot determine whether contact with nature causes improved ADHD symptoms. The studies do suggest…

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Mountain Biking and Holistic Personal Development

The Focused Riding Program Can vigorous mountain biking help middle and high school students with ADHD improve their ability to focus in class? David Mendlewski, director of academic support at the Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, believes it can. And he says he developed a program that can prove it. Known as Focused…

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Exercise for Adults with ADHD in Quarantine

For an extroverted physical therapist with ADHD, this quarantine is hard! You may be in the same boat, whether you’re working from home, supervising a child or teen while they attend school from home, dealing with a college student sent home, living alone, or coping with social distancing in any of a dozen other scenarios. Ironically,…

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Celebrating Emerging ADHD Researchers

CHADD IS PLEASED TO PRESENT the 2018 Young Scientist Research Awards to Connor H.G. Patros, PhD, and Patrick A. LaCount, MS. Selected from a pool of well-qualified applicants by experts in the field, these young researchers are making contributions to our understanding of ADHD. Application reviewers from CHADD’s Professional Advisory Board examined the research study…

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The Riding for Focus School Cycling Program

THE RIDING FOR FOCUS SCHOOL CYCLING PROGRAM is a fun, well-structured program intended to provide middle schoolers with the many potential academic and health-related benefits associated with aerobic exercise. The program focuses particularly on helping children with ADHD. Sponsored and funded by the Specialized Foundation, the program is the brainchild of Mike Sinyard, CEO of…

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Accountability, Nagging, and Exercise

Does group therapy work for adult ADHD? I have a sneaky suspicion that I could make a lot of progress if I had a group helping to keep me accountable. There has been research showing that certain structured, skills-based groups can be helpful for adults with ADHD. Part of the reason for that success is…

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