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Non Stimulant ADHD Meds — ADHD Tip O the Day 980

While stimulants are  the first choice of medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there are many non-stimulant medications that may be used. Statistically, stimulants are more effective, 85 % of ADHD ers. Straterra (atomoxetine), has the best response rate of the … Continue reading

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“New” ADHD Science — ADHD Tip O the Day 979

ADHD research continues. That’s good.  There’s actually not much that’s very new, but: The new DSM V Tr is due out March 2022.  I’ll try to find out what it will change about ADHD diagnosis, but that’s probably not available … Continue reading

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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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ADHD and Science part one— ADHD Tip O the Day 926

There’s a big anti-science movement today, with some people being born knowing all there is to know and not having to study or learn like the rest of us. I’m still a fan of science, as opposed to ignorance, conspiracy … Continue reading

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Genes and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 899

New ADHD Research This study is over my head, but I’m trying to summarize it as best I can.  For the many of you more astute than me, the link for the whole study is below. A new very large … Continue reading

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More ADHD Science —ADHD Tip O the Day 897

We’re all tired of the virus thing. I just ask that you pay attention to the scientific experts, especially those willing to admit they don’t really know, and ignore the blathering and BS. Here’s more ADHD science: 1. Sleep problems … Continue reading

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Virus, Science, and ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 896

Virus, virus, virus and ADHD What else is there to talk about? We are blessed with leadership from someone who was born with innate understanding of science so that, despite his being apparently illiterate, he knows more about scientific things … 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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Is Your ADHD Brain Mature?— ADD Tip O the Day 739

Delayed maturation, or erroneous maturation as basis for ADHD? Like everyone else, I have my fixed ideas and opinions, and like most of us ADHDers, I have definite opinions about ADHD.  Some researchers suggest that ADHD is a delayed maturation … Continue reading

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“Science says —” About ADHD — ADD Tip O The Day 724

‘Research shows that young children with ADHD do better with parental training and behavioral approaches than with medication’ I am a big fan of science, but it is not perfect. Much research is based on averages.    For example, a new medication … Continue reading

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Vitamin D for ADHD????— ADD Tip O the Day 716

I intended this post to be about vitamin D, but I have ADD ADHD, so here: I’m not a big fan of “natural” treatments for ADHD.  There is little evidence to support using most of them and some evidence against … Continue reading

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Your Brain and Your ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 642

Your Genes We each have two copies of the serotonin transport gene, SERT, one from each parent.  This gene regulates uptake of serotonin back into the cell. The gene comes in two flavors, long (L) and short (S). If you’re … Continue reading

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Stimulant Medicine for ADD ADHD and New Research — ADD Tip O the Day 587

 Medicines for ADD ADHD Like everything else, this is going to be harder and take more time than I thought. To repeat – everyone is unique. What works for one won’t for another. You need trial and error to find … 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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