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Archives: July 2010

posted: Saturday July 31st - 10:00am

Dopamine's Role in Impulsivity, How Jasmine Improves Mood, Sleep, and More

This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum is a new ongoing feature, covering -- you guessed it -- news that relates to ADDers, people with LD, and the whole range of alphabet soup diagnoses.

Study Explains Role of Dopamine in Impulsive Behavior Increased levels of dopamine in the brain may make individuals more likely to act on an impulse, rather than wait for what potentially could be a more beneficial outcome, according to a new study led by professor Ray Dolan, of London's Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging. As attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is characterized by increased dopamine levels,...
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posted: Friday July 30th - 6:00pm

Cleaning and Organizing Website Roundup

ADD Chatter Overheard Online is a new ongoing feature, covering some of the most popular ADD/ADHD topics across the web.

FlyLady.net: An Online Destination for Personal Organizing Coaching One of our favorite organizational gurus, the FlyLady, a.k.a. the fabulous Marla Cilley, has vacation-planning tips and packing lists to help make taking a summer trip easy breezy! By breaking down big projects into manageable steps, she makes getting out of town as easy as she helped us make cleaning the house. While you’re visiting the site, work on...
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posted: Monday July 26th - 11:30am

Preview the Fall Issue!

Greetings from the editors of ADDitude magazine! Whether your child was just diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, and you don't know where to turn for help, or if your son or daughter has been seeking treatment for a while, but is dreading going back to school, the fall issue of ADDitude is packed with information and tools to help your child prep for academic success. · How to have...
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posted: Friday July 23rd - 4:00pm

Are Placebos the New ADHD Supplement?, U.S. to Consider Ban on Food Dyes, and More Headlines

This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum is a new ongoing feature, covering -- you guessed it -- news that relates to ADDers, people with LD, and the whole range of alphabet soup diagnoses.

Study Finds Placebos Paired with Lower Dosage of Meds Produce Same Results as Regular Stimulants for ADHD Kids A new study published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics reports that using half a dose of prescription medication, supplemented with a placebo, to treat patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) produced the same results as the full dosage. It is unclear what effect the study...
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posted: Friday July 16th - 6:30pm

Mom Blogger Roundup

Discover popular ADD/ADHD trending topics from across the Web in our weekly column "ADD Chatter Overheard Online."

Angry, But Real: Special Needs Mom Sounds Off With one son who has Asperger's and one with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADD/ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), this mom blogger is angry, and we get it. We love her honest take on the challenges of parenting children with learning disabilities (LDs), from how going to the grocery store becomes an atypical challenge to how the moms and...
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posted: Friday July 9th - 4:31pm

Video Game Time Linked to Attention Issues, ADHD Patch OK for Older Kids, and More

This Week Across the ADD/ADHD Spectrum is a new ongoing feature, covering -- you guessed it -- news that relates to ADDers, people with LD, and the whole range of alphabet soup diagnoses.

Video Game and TV-Hours Linked to Attention Problems According to a study published in Pediatrics this week, video game and television exposure may contribute to developing attention problems. The researchers followed 1,300 school-age kids who logged video game and TV-watching hours and then asked their teachers about classroom behavior. Kids who spent more than two hours per day in front of the screen had more...
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posted: Friday July 9th - 4:18pm

ADD Movie Magic, Mental Illness Video Contest, and More

Discover popular ADD/ADHD trending topics from across the Web in our weekly column "ADD Chatter Overheard Online."

ADDer Uses Creativity to Shed Light on Diagnosis With honest, thoughtful posts about the pathway to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) diagnosis, and a great new video about what it's really like to be inattentive, teen blogger Jessie, of Jessie's ADD Journey, is making great use of one of ADDers' greatest strengths: creativity. Take a look at her movie below. Get Shooting: Mental Illness Video Contest Starts Soon! Know...
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