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The Brake and the Accelerator — ADHD Tip O the Day 908

A Little ADHD Science: We have one amygdala deep in each side of the brain, a small group of nerve cells very involved with emotions.   The frontal lobe is a whole section of the brain, guess where? Basically, the amygdala … 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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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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Lexi’s Question about Medication for ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 865

My response to Lexi’s question about taking medication for ADHD:   First, recognize that everyone is different and someone else’s experience with some medicine may or may not have any bearing on how you will respond. Second, how you reacted to … 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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Comments About ADHD — ADHD Tip O the Day 822

Do you read the comments?  I hope so.  They are often better than the post.  And contributing  upgrades the blog. Here’s two of my responses to good comments:  Scott Good to hear from you. The boating sounds great. Two things, … 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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Medicines for ADHD?— ADHD Tip O the Day 817

 ADHD medicines – alway a controversy! My View: The medicines – Ritalin, Adderal, Vyanse,Concerta, Daytrana, et al – are miracle workers for some, very helpful to others, somewhat helpful to some, and worthless or even detrimental to some. You will never know … Continue reading

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ADHD, Listening, Hearing, Oh,my — ADHD Tip O the Day 800

“You just don’t listen to me!” Have you ever heard that?  If you have, then does that mean you were listening? Yes, I was listening to you.  I could repeat every word you said.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean I … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Treatment for ADHD: An Update —ADHD Tip O the Day 789

OK, So I Lied – Here Is More From the ADHD Article by Rahil R. Jummani, MD, This is actually the end of the article I’ve been reviewing, somewhat edited, with my comments in italics: “CDC surveys have shown that about … Continue reading

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“Are We Overdiagnosing and Overtreating ADHD?” – Part Three, the Last and Maybe the Best— ADHD Tip O the Day 788

Final Installment On the ADHD Article by By Rahil R. Jummani, MD, highly edited. My opinions and comments are in italics. For what they’re worth. Prevalence: Prevalence estimates have been increasing, with a prevalence in US children of over 8% … Continue reading

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“Are We Overdiagnosing and Overtreating ADHD?” Or Not? Or What? — ADHD Tip O the Day 784

This is the title of a recent ADHD article in Psychiatric Times (reference below, for the compulsive or curious.) ADHD was first identified as a syndrome in 1935. (I didn’t know this, did you?  — Syndrome – “a group of symptoms … 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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ADHD and Bio Feedback and Other Science— ADHD Tip O the Day 706

A short break from The ADHD Four Great Tips A recent meta-analysis, a study of  previous studies, indicates that biofeedback is not an effective treatment for ADHD. That does not mean that it doesn’t help for other conditions, and doesn’t even … Continue reading

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Diet and ADD ADHD, New Findings — ADD Tip O the Day 653

Much has been written about diet and ADD ADHD. The research shows that special diets can have some benefit for some people, but  sound like a headache to manage and often for small benefit. I have been dubious.  Now more general … Continue reading

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Is ADHD A Disorder? — ADD Tip O the Day 647

I found this on the net.  The link is below if you want to watch it.  I didn’t. “ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU” Well, it is a difference.  It’s a difference that … 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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ADD ADHD and the Benefits of Fidgeting — ADD ADHD Tip O the Day 630

Can’t Concentrate With ADD ADHD We were at a Wagner opera, which I love.  But I had a lot on my mind (what else is new?) and I wasn’t able to concentrate on the opera.  I was missing a lot … Continue reading

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ADD ADHD and Dyscoordination — ADD Tip O the Day 619

Clumsy, Clumsy, Clumsy – Is It ADD ADHD? I reached for the glass, and… – I reached too far and I knocked it over. – I didn’t notice the glass between it and me and I knocked it over. – … Continue reading

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Who’s the Expert On ADD ADHD? — ADD Tip O the Day 618

With ADD ADHD We Need Experts Who would you nominate? Long Definition of Expert: An expert  is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly, justly, or wisely is accorded … Continue reading

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Keeping An Open Mind About ADD ADHD — ADD Tip O the Day 605

New Information I wrote about how hard it is for a person to change their opinion once it is formed. But I am getting a lot of new information. Dr. Charles Parker – I am reading his book- The New … Continue reading

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Trivializing ADD ADHD, part two from the NYT — ADD Tip O the Day 557

Yes, ADD ADHD exists Dr. Friedman’s article contains a mixture of scientific tidbits which support the existence of ADD ADHD  and the dismissal of its significance. His patient the lateuses Adderal to help her focus but can deletefocus for hours … Continue reading

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Science or Hash? and ADD ADHD part Two — ADD tip o the Day 432

“There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Mark Twain With science, what could possibly go wrong? Correlations: The increased diagnosis in the USA and the price of eggs in China have both been rising at the same rate.  Coincidence?? This is … Continue reading

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Science or Hash? And ADD ADHD— ADD tip o the Day 431

So, what about science as applied to ADD or ADHD?  Wouldn’t it be nice to know what causes it?  And even better, how to cure it?? Well, now you can find out easily.  Just clik on the french children link … Continue reading

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