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Archives: July 2013
posted: Wednesday July 31st - 9:03am
Sugary Snacks: The Lowdown
I keep reading that I should limit my ADHD son's sugar consumption. I make sure that he doesn't get a lot of the sweet stuff, and he seems a little calmer. Do you have low-sugar snack suggestions?
Sugar is a problem for many children with ADHD. When limiting sugar in meals and snacks, think about the nutritional components of the food that contains the sugar, not just the number of grams of sugar in it. For instance, the sugar in a sweet potato will have a much less negative effect than the sugar in a soda, because the potato's sugar will be absorbed...
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posted: Tuesday July 30th - 8:03am
My Husband's Defensive about Driving
I have a difficult time in the car when my ADHD husband is driving. He is a distracted driver, and I don't feel safe. When I say something, he gets angry, which makes it worse. Help!
posted: Tuesday July 30th - 7:50am
How to Be a Decider
I have trouble making decisions, because, thanks to my impulsivity, I've made bad ones in the past. So now I freeze when I'm asked to make the simplest decision. How can I overcome this?
posted: Friday July 19th - 3:14pm
Time Is Not on My Side
Why do ADDers have a poor sense of time?
posted: Friday July 19th - 3:05pm
My Anger is Out of Control!
I am a 32-year-old adult who was diagnosed with ADHD eight years ago. I can manage some of my symptoms at work through medication, but I still have uncontrolled anger outside of work. Help!
posted: Friday July 19th - 2:58pm
Does My ADHD Son Need Meds for Depression?
My 10-year-old son has been diagnosed with ADHD and depression. Will his ADHD medication help him manage depression, or does he need an additional med?
posted: Friday July 19th - 10:46am
More Research, Please
Most of the reliable scientific information about ADHD comes from pharmaceutical companies. How can we change this?
Anyone who works in the field of integrative medicine is aware of the disparity in research funds for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical therapies. Unless a non-pharmaceutical company is going to make a big profit from the study on its product, it is hard to get them to fund research. I have two suggestions for ADDitude readers: > First, write to one of the large companies that make natural products...
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posted: Friday July 19th - 10:36am« The Experts's blog
My Spouse's Family Thinks He's Just a Goofball
My husband's family doesn't acknowledge his ADHD, and they don't take him seriously. How should we handle this?
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