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The Scientific Method — ADHD Tip O the Day 880

If you’re very familiar with the scientific method, skip down to part two. Many of us are interested in research on ADHD. It’s important to understand what’s going on. Part One: The Scientific Method 1. A researcher states a hypothesis, … Continue reading

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Too Busy with ADHD — Tip O the Day 879

Why Am I “Too Busy?” Ram is on a roll; this comes from comments and discussion: Too Busy, part one: With ADHD – 1. It’s hard to set priorities. 2. I want to do it all. 3. I set good … Continue reading

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ADHD Research — ADHD Tip O the Day 877

  There is new ADHD research, but nothing that new. The stimulants sometimes cause insomnia. (This can usually be fixed by changing dose, schedule, or medication. I need to get my Daytrana patch off by 5:10 PM and I usually … Continue reading

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Vitamin D for ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 866

From the National Institutes of Health: “The diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency was significantly greater in children with ADHD compared with the control group ( P < 0.05). Children with ADHD had significantly ( P = 0.0009) lower values of … Continue reading

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Defective — ADHD Tip O the Day 863

Who’s defective??! My patient sat with her head down, looking morose. I asked her why. “I’m defective,” she answered.” Just defective.” “What do you mean?” “Well, I have anxiety disorder and phobias. I’m just defective. I tried reassurance. “You’re not … Continue reading

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Child to Adult ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 859

About 8% of US children have ADHD. About 50% outgrow it during adolescence. For the rest of us it changes somewhat. We usually get less impulsive and less hyperactive.  For example, at a business meeting, we don’t keep leaping from … Continue reading

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Momma Tried Meds— ADHD Tip O the Day 853

Should you give medication to your ADHD child, or take it your self? Diane Yvonne shared her post on another site. “Just wanting to share my experience. My 11 year old son has ADD. We opted not to try medication … Continue reading

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Outgrow ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 849

Questions Abound About ADHD A follower asked if  children outgrow ADHD. Research shows that 50% of children with ADHD will “grow out of  it” by late adolescence.  This means that they might still have some symptoms but the symptoms are  … Continue reading

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Another Way to Look At ADHD—ADHD Tip 0 the Day 847

There are many different ways to look at ADHD: Some people deny that it exists. The fact that they have no idea what they are talking about does not deter them. Some people say it is an executive dysfunction problem. … Continue reading

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Can a Month Cause ADHD? — ADHD Tip O the Day 846

Can A Month Matter in ADHD? The research show that kids who are born in August have higher rates of ADHD than those born in September. The strong implication is that starting school when you’re younger makes you susceptible to a … Continue reading

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Update on ADHD Science and Controversies- ADHD Tip O the Day 821

Controversies in ADHD In my opinion, science can be flawed, but it is more trustworthy than opinions. In the following, my opinions are italicized.  There really is no controversy about whether or not ADHD exists.  There are more and more studies showing … Continue reading

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Life With ADHD, With and Without Medicine, by Ram — ADHD Tip O the Day 818

I am grateful to Ram for her many good contribution to the ADHD blog.  I don’t know if you read all the comments, so I’m posting her last one here.  Lots of good stuff in it. doug Great post, as … Continue reading

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More Research on ADHD (Supporting My Previous Opinions) — ADHD Tip O the Day 811

  New Research On ADHD Lots of important research comes from Scandinavia because they apparently keep very good detailed statistics on everyone from birth to death. That is a very valuable bank of data, but the concept probably would not … Continue reading

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