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FAQ about ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 958

I get many AHD questions from various web sites. Here are some answers (ie my opinions) with links. What can cure ADHD?  –  Only God. Does ADHD get worse with aging? – No, age just adds more problems. Am I … Continue reading

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I’m Very Doubtful — ADHD Tip O the Day 949

Technically, adult onset ADHD isn’t possible, because it’s a neuro developmental disorder, meaning we’re born with it (or at least something interferes with the development of the nervous system early in life). The DSM requires symptoms to be present before … Continue reading

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Five Most Important ADHD Tips — ADHD Tip O the Day 941

With ADHD we’re not good at prioritizing or making choices or keeping list short, but here’s some of the most important tips/tools/strategies to help you make your life better: 1. Small steps – Don’t try to write the essay, try … Continue reading

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Simplistic Oversimplified Simple Version of the Whole Dadgum Thing — ADHD Tip O the Day 937.5

  We’ve been reviewing the science of ADHD, so to start the New Year (it’s gotta be better), here’s a summary of the neurobiology (as I understand it). (If this is old stuff to you, please  just scroll down to … Continue reading

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Update on ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 936.1

A good way to start the new year will be to update your knowledge of ADHD. A key strategy for managing our lives with ADHD is to educate ourselves. We can each become an ADHD expert and without too much … Continue reading

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Update on ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 936

A good way to start the new year will be to update your knowledge of ADHD. A key strategy for managing our lives with ADHD is to educate ourselves. We can each become an ADHD expert and without too much … Continue reading

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“Science Says —” ADHD Tip O the Day 933.1

“Science says–.” What does that even mean? That means that there have been more than one or two studies supporting this hypothesis and the original findings have been replicated by other scientists in other places. The studies have been reviewed … Continue reading

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ADHD Clumsiness — ADHD Tip O the Day 931

Are you clumsy?  I am. We have ADHD.  Did you know that clumsy is a part of ADHD, even if it’s not in the criteria for diagnosis?  It’s not a criteria because the criteria are chosen to distinguish a diagnosis … Continue reading

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ADHD Brain Net Works — ADHD Tip O the Day 930

Our ADHD Brains Are Different Networks connect Regions which function using Neurotransmitters. Because we ADHDer have problems in the neworks, downstream our regions are deficient in the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine. The stimulant medications work to correct and normalize this. … Continue reading

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Science and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 928

If you know all about the bell shaped curve, please scroll down to ADHD and the Curve. Many phenomena and most human attributes follow a bell shaped curve distribution. Height, for example. If you have a room of a hundred … Continue reading

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ADHD Pathology — ADHD Tip O the Day 887

Here is a long article again documenting the reality of the ADHD diagnosis. I was slightly surprised to see in the final paragraph how much traumatic brain injury can mimic ADHD. Or, does it in fact, produce ADHD? I think … Continue reading

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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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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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Causes of ADHD? — ADD Tip O the Day 517

Do we know the causes of ADD ADHD? We know that our brain circuitry and functioning and neurochemistry is different. Presumably, that comes from our genes (ADD ADHD tends to run in families, especially among males). We  have a lot of … Continue reading

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New Brain Studies in ADD ADHD — ADD Tip o the Day 508

New studies using brain imaging: The studies show two types of network within the brain, a resting one and an active one. In children and adults with ADHD, the resting one does not function properly – two major parts of … Continue reading

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