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Can Playing Outside Cure Your ADHD?

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Spring gives us the opportunity to play outside and get our green time. By green time, we mean outside activities with lots of grass and trees and very few buildings. Studies have shown that spending time in green environments can help improve ADHD symptoms in both children and adults. One study, conducted by Taylor and Kuo, indicated…

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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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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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Can it be Adult-Onset ADHD?

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Recently Psychology Today published an article that sheds light on what is known as Adult-Onset ADHD, or Late-Onset ADHD. What is interesting is that it might not be as common as we thought. If you survived childhood without having to deal with the frustration of ADHD, then the inattentiveness or hyperactivity you are experiencing now,…

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ADHD, Daylight Savings Time, & Sleep Problems

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“I can't shut off my mind so I can fall asleep!” Sound familiar? Now that we have “fallen back” to daylight savings time, many adults with ADHD are experiencing a disruption in their ‘circadian rhythm.’ The most common connotation to ‘circadian rhythm’ is something we all need more of: sleep. For many adults with ADHD, disrupted…

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