Binge eating and alcohol dependence occur in adults with ADHD more frequently than in the general population. A doctoral thesis concludes that the main factor for adults with ADHD who develop these problems are genetic factors. The study looked at twins to examine whether environment or genes had a greater control on developing alcohol dependency […]
One of the most overlooked factors in managing the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is that of dietary intervention. The ‘food piece’ can play a significant role in the manifestation of symptoms for this commonly diagnosed disorder in both children and adults. Addressing the foods in the diet that may be contributing to symptoms […]
Some kids (and adults) with ADHD simply cannot stay still. This propensity toward fidgeting can cause people with ADHD trouble at school, work, and even in home life. A fidgety child will find it hard to focus on lessons in a classroom setting, even if the subject is something he or she finds interesting. Fidgety […]
Kids with attention deficit disorder have problem focusing in school, are hyperactive and have problem curbing their impulses. But, what happens with those kids when they grow up? A group of Swedish scientists believe that the disease lasts throughout the life of many ADHD sufferers, often making them more prone to breaking the law.
Bullying, aggressive behavior and violence in schools are regularly hitting the news. Bullying is finally getting the attention it deserves. Unfortunately, aggression in kids starts much earlier, among preschoolers and kids of kindergarten age. A group of researchers from Penn State found that small children are aggressive for different reasons, and that their reasons dictate […]
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD affects about five percents of all children in the USA. It is not considered a disease, but a behavioral disorder. But, for the children suffering from this puzzling ailment, it means very difficult childhood. Learning disabilities, inability to focus, sleeping problems, hyperactivity and depression often combine to make life […]
Teenagers are four times more likely to get injured or die from driving related accidents than adults. The reasons are numerous, but pretty predictable: lack of experience, inability to assess danger, risky behavior due to peer pressure and hormones, alcohol, drugs. When you add a metal disorder such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, you get […]
When most people think about Dyslexia, they think of a childhood disorder. The truth is that many adults have dyslexia since it is not something you grow out of. Most adults have learned to cope with the symptoms, but they still have the disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that, if left untreated, can cause the patient to lose jobs, family, and self. Many times the individual does not realize there is anything wrong. They believe everyone is sometimes happy and sometimes sad. This is true, but in a bipolar person, the moods are extreme, and the pendulum […]
Adult ADD is known as Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. This is a term used to describe a group of neuro-psychiatric conditions that make an adult unable to remain focused on a particular task for a given amount of time.