Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD for its acronym, is a label of lack and dysfunction by society. Just as everyone else, ADDers have their strengths and weaknesses in character, personality and traits. One such gift, usually not recognized or valued as one, is the gift of storytelling. Storytelling, not in the sense of spinning a … [Read more…]
Since one out of twenty children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the US, it is important for teachers to understand both the myths and realities of the disorder. Here are some thoughts that teachers should consider:
Adderall is a stimulant medication used in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in both children and adults. It is made from a combination of four amphetamine compounds. Adderall is useful because it covers a broader range of ADHD symptoms than a single compound medication such as Ritalin, and because it is a “one … [Read more…]
If you’re like most people, it’s hard to make ends meet with just one income. If you are married, both partners must work, spending countless thousands of dollars on childcare and business clothes. To offset their monetary deficit, many people are looking into getting started in their own home business. Both full-time and part-time home … [Read more…]
If your child or teen has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder during the summer, or winter months, and if your child or teen is not a danger to himself or to someone else, we recommend that you try diet and nutritional interventions first and see if they work. Try our Eating Program/Diet and … [Read more…]
Let’s talk about AwDD. This is not the same as AD/HD. While you may not suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder it’s a pretty sure bet you do suffer from Awareness Deficit Disorder – you just may not be aware of it. Pun intended.
Everyone in a private practice setting who works with children or adults is going to have their own opinion on how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADD or ADHD – should be diagnosed. Some clinics take the perspective that “more is good,” and will recommend a large battery of tests, often costing many thousands of … [Read more…]
Research literature, recent books, and common sense, all point to the fact that there are different types, or styles, of ADHD. In the past we referred to Attention Deficit Disorder: Inattentive Type, or Impulsive/Hyperactive Type, or a Combined Type. Today the diagnostic differences are a bit less clear, but the reality doesn’t change.
Employment finally seemed back on track during the first few months of 2004. Politicians crowed that “Our tax cuts are working.” Then, without warning, job growth slowed to a crawl, resulting in a deficit of more than 2 million jobs from that confidently predicted only a year ago. To counteract that dismal performance, public emphasis … [Read more…]
Many research studies have shown the overall effectiveness of stimulant medication, such as Ritalin and Dexedrine in their various forms, in treating the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders in children, teens, and adults. Even though stimulants are not the only effective option in the treatment of the disorder, stimulants may be a good choice, … [Read more…]