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Can Coffee Cure Your ADHD?

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Scientists have observed that lower levels of dopamine are associated with symptoms of ADHD. A study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology shows that caffeine appears to normalize levels of dopamine and improve concentration in people with ADHD. Does that mean it can be used as treatment? Additudemag.com released an article discussing the truth about caffeine for ADHD. Here are a few key…

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A Diet That May Reduce ADHD Symptoms

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A Diet That May ReduceADHD Symptoms The Ketogenic diet is very low in carbohydrates and high in fats. Most ADHD diets tell you to increase healthy fats and protein and reduce refined carbohydrates which can regulate blood sugar. This can also reduce mood swings and improve attention. ADDitudemag.com recently published an article reviewing whether the Keto diet…

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child’s Brain – What you can do to help

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How School Stress Negatively Affects Your Child's BrainWhat You Can Do to Help Stress is defined by the American Psychological Association as; any uncomfortable "emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes. Some stress can be beneficial for our well being; however, when stressors become chronic this is when it can affect our health.” Chronic…

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5 Tips to Help Communicate With Your ADHD Child

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How to Better CommunicateWith Your ADHD Child Communication with a child can be difficult regardless of the circumstances.  However, communication can be even more difficult with a child who has ADHD. Individuals with ADHD often have weak executive function, making it more difficult for them to communicate. Emotional control can be a challenge.  Therefore communication often comes…

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How to Motivate Your ADHD Teen

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Motivation is difficult especially in teens, and when you add ADHD to the mix, it can feel almost impossible. However, motivation improvement is not  impossible and can be accomplished with the right tools and techniques. Thus, making motivating your teen with ADHD is achievable. Additude Magazine recently did an article on this topic and specifically…

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ADHD & School Stress

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Back to school time can be a very stressful time for all students especially those with ADHD and LD. A recent article published by Additude Magazine reports, "Chronic stress at school can make kids (particularly those with ADHD or LD) dread going — and change their brains for the worse." However, Jerome Schultz, PH.D., states…

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ADHD – Friendship Destroyer?

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Social skills and building relationships can be a challenge for children and adults with ADHD. Issues with social skills usually stem from the inability to pay attention to social cues that others take for granted. They also are challenged with impulsivity that leads to a multitude of difficulties from hurting someone’s feelings unintentionally to acting…

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