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Eliminating Paper Clutter: What to Keep, What to Toss - ADDitude

Sat, 2018-02-17 08:21

ADDitude

Eliminating Paper Clutter: What to Keep, What to Toss
ADDitude
The ADHD brain does better with “yes/no” decisions than with the “what shall I do with it” kind. I suggest making a first pass through everything and ask, “Is this item trash?” If the answer is “yes,” put it in a trash pile. Then go through that pile ...

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Adult ADHD: One man's isolating journey to get help - Globalnews.ca

Sat, 2018-02-17 06:00

Globalnews.ca

Adult ADHD: One man's isolating journey to get help
Globalnews.ca
Since then, the diagnosis of ADHD in adults has been on the rise in Canada as it receives wider recognition, Bilkey added. It is estimated that 1.1 million Canadian adults have ADHD, according to the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada. And worldwide, an ...

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ADHD medication may cut risk for STIs - Healio

Fri, 2018-02-16 07:49

ADHD medication may cut risk for STIs
Healio
Adolescents and young adults with ADHD were at higher risk for STIs later in life compared with those without the disorder; however, ADHD medications may reduce this risk by as much as 41% in men, according to researchers in Taiwan. “Increasing ...

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Cost-Effectiveness of Atomoxetine for Treating Children with ADHD - Psychiatry Advisor

Thu, 2018-02-15 14:58

Psychiatry Advisor

Cost-Effectiveness of Atomoxetine for Treating Children with ADHD
Psychiatry Advisor
The average total cost of health care for atomoxetine initiators in 2010 was $7553, below the average $10,639 incurred by extended-release guanfacine initiators. The investigators of a study published in Current Medical Research and Opinion compared ...

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Q&A: Video game holds promise for future of ADHD treatment - Healio

Thu, 2018-02-15 14:19

Q&A: Video game holds promise for future of ADHD treatment
Healio
More children in the U.S. were being treated for ADHD in 2011 compared with 2007, according to the most recent data from the CDC, with the percentage of children aged 4 to 17 years taking an ADHD medication increasing from 4.8% in 2007 to 6.1% in 2011 ...

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No Evidence of Cognitive Impairment With Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in ADHD - Psychiatry Advisor

Thu, 2018-02-15 08:27

Psychiatry Advisor

No Evidence of Cognitive Impairment With Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate in ADHD
Psychiatry Advisor
The components of the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery cognitive assessment include delayed matching to sample, spatial working memory, stop signal task, and reaction time. Children and adolescents with attention-deficit ...

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Working Memory, Vigilance Linked to ADHD - MD Magazine

Thu, 2018-02-15 08:11

MD Magazine

Working Memory, Vigilance Linked to ADHD
MD Magazine
New research singles out working memory and arousal regulation as promising cognitive endophenotypes when it comes to mediating genetic risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The scientific literature has no shortage of studies ...

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Undiagnosed adult ADHD could cost UK billions a year, report finds - The Guardian

Thu, 2018-02-15 00:01

The Guardian

Undiagnosed adult ADHD could cost UK billions a year, report finds
The Guardian
Adults with ADHD can end up in low paid jobs, if any, and may have difficulty forming relationships with people in and outside of the workplace. Photograph: Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, could ...

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Loyle Carner hails ADHD as “superpower” during Best British Solo Artist speech at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 - NME.com

Wed, 2018-02-14 17:31

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Loyle Carner hails ADHD as “superpower” during Best British Solo Artist speech at the VO5 NME Awards 2018
NME.com
Loyle Carner has hailed ADHD as a “superpower” during his acceptance speech at the VO5 NME Awards 2018. As he accepted the award for Best British Solo Artist, Carner paid tribute to people living with dyslexia and ADHD, after he previously documented ...

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ADHD Shares Genetic Basis With Educational Under-attainment - MD Magazine

Wed, 2018-02-14 12:10

MD Magazine

ADHD Shares Genetic Basis With Educational Under-attainment
MD Magazine
A recent study in The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) suggests that educational under-attainment may share some of the same genetic underpinnings as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "It is ...

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Discovering the 'super powers' of an ADHD diagnosis - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Wed, 2018-02-14 11:34

Discovering the 'super powers' of an ADHD diagnosis
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
Toni Greenberg could say one thing with certainty about her son during his elementary school years: “Unless you put him under general anesthesia, he (was) going to jump out of his seat.” Greenberg's son, Jake, had attention deficit hyperactivity ...

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“How Those with ADHD Go for the Gold Every Day!” - ADDitude

Wed, 2018-02-14 08:34

ADDitude

“How Those with ADHD Go for the Gold Every Day!”
ADDitude
Coping with ADHD often takes tremendous effort. Recently, while putting together furniture after a move from Los Angeles to Chicago, I realized that normal activities for those of us with ADHD brains are like Olympic events, and we are all Olympic ...

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Greater Prevalence of ADHD Found in Adults Seeking Mental Health Services - AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Tue, 2018-02-13 15:30

Greater Prevalence of ADHD Found in Adults Seeking Mental Health Services
AJMC.com Managed Markets Network
The prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) identified in an outpatient sample of 492 adults seeking mental health treatment was nearly 10 times higher than the prevalence identified in epidemiological studies, according to a ...

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We're Getting ADHD Wrong (Especially in Boys) - Education Week

Tue, 2018-02-13 15:06

We're Getting ADHD Wrong (Especially in Boys)
Education Week
My 15-year-old son has been dubbed a "slow processer"—the kind of kid who tends to stare out the window during class as he gathers his thoughts or daydreams. His reading has hovered slightly below grade level since teachers began assessing it. His ...

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Yon The Rhymester Uses Poetry As A Form Of Therapy For ADHD - The Recorder

Tue, 2018-02-13 10:26

Yon The Rhymester Uses Poetry As A Form Of Therapy For ADHD
The Recorder
After being diagnosed with ADHD, New Britain resident, actor and writer Yon The Rhymester decided to share his poetry to help others with the same condition. Yon, as he likes to be called, preferred to keep his real name private and be identified as ...

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ADHD & the Interest-Based Nervous System - ADDitude

Tue, 2018-02-13 08:36

ADDitude

ADHD & the Interest-Based Nervous System
ADDitude
Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what's important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn't interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit disorder, and a totally different brain chemistry. By ...

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ADHD & the Interest-Based Nervous System - ADDitude

Tue, 2018-02-13 08:36

ADDitude

ADHD & the Interest-Based Nervous System
ADDitude
Most people are neurologically equipped to determine what's important and get motivated to do it, even when it doesn't interest them. Then there are the rest of us, who have attention deficit disorder, and a totally different brain chemistry. By ...

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“My Child Makes Me Proud to Advocate for ADHD Awareness” - ADDitude

Tue, 2018-02-13 08:02

ADDitude

“My Child Makes Me Proud to Advocate for ADHD Awareness”
ADDitude
My 11-year-old daughter was sitting with experts facilitating a discussion on attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). I was the proudest mom in the room — in fact, I could barely hold back tears — as she read a passage from our soon-to-be released ...

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Study: Supplementing Stimulants with Guanfacine May Improve Executive Functions in Children - ADDitude

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:38

ADDitude

Study: Supplementing Stimulants with Guanfacine May Improve Executive Functions in Children
ADDitude
All of the children had been diagnosed with ADHD, and had been taking stimulants for at least 30 days. The 50 children were randomly assigned to add either guanfacine or a placebo to their treatment regime for an 8-week period; after a 3-week “wash out ...

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