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Mindfulness Practices Help Manage Symptoms of ADHD

One of the defining characteristics of ADHD is lack of attention and difficulty concentrating. Mindfulness is commonly recommended to help teens with ADHD practice awareness. However, neither of them specifically deal with improved focus. The reason mindfulness practices are so effective in managing symptoms of...

Treatment Center for Girls: Recognizing & Helping ADHD in Girls

Typically, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is considered a “boy” problem--but this is an issue. While boys are more than twice as likely to have ADHD than girls, it’s still a very prominent issue for girls. This leads to parents thinking their daughter’s struggles couldn’t...

Using Movies to Understand ADHD in Children

Image source: Flickr user- bpatrickphotography PsychCentral recently wrote an article covering new research by Yale University. The researchers in this study decided to use movies as a way of understanding ADHD in children more deeply. The associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center, Tamara Vanderwal,...

Researchers Discover Link between ADHD And Anxiety

PsychCentral recently published an article outlining new genetic research that links ADHD and anxiety disorders. ADHD and anxiety disorders seem to be similar in genetic makeup, making researchers believe there may be a link between the two. It’s been shown that around 30 percent of...