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ADHD May be Caused by Stress in Infancy, Says Parenting Expert Steve Biddulph

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be brought on by experiencing stress in infancy, claims a leading parenting expert. According to psychologist, parent educator and author of the best-selling Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph, new research suggests factors such as “stress at home and parents not meeting children’s needs early in life” could play a role [...]

By |2018-09-17T09:12:42+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

5 Things Parents and Teachers Need to Know About ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a childhood disorder that affects as many as one out of 10 children in the United States. Even though it’s fairly common, many misconceptions still persist. So here are five important things you should know if you are a parent or a teacher of a child with ADHD. 1. The [...]

By |2017-11-06T15:14:36+10:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Program for Parents Improves ADHD Behaviors in Young Children

A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FPG scientists completed a rigorous review of evidence that demonstrated the effectiveness of the “Incredible [...]

Students with ADHD Falling Behind in Literacy and Numeracy

FOUR in 10 Australian secondary students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are failing minimum literacy or numeracy standards, worrying new research has revealed. The Australian-first study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute found almost three-quarters of Year 7 students with ADHD had problems with writing. More than half of Year 9 students with the disorder [...]

Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy

This season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism — but it's also being banned in classrooms across the country. "Fidget spinners" are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her fingers. The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according [...]

By |2017-06-19T13:18:43+10:00June 19th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Improving Sleep In Children With ADHD Has Some Lessons For All Parents

Every evening around the world, parents put their children to bed, hoping they’ll go to sleep easily. For most parents that’s exactly what happens. But for some kids, sleep does not come easily and evenings are a battle. Children with ADHD are much more likely than other kids to struggle getting to sleep, and staying [...]

By |2018-09-19T18:45:35+10:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Disruptive Behaviour In Children: Why It’s Often Misdiagnosed

Diagnosing Disruptive Behavior Most children have occasional temper tantrums or emotional outbursts, but when kids repeatedly lash out, are defiant, or can’t control their tempers, it can seriously impair their functioning in school and cause serious family turmoil. It’s easy to jump to the conclusion that a child who’s pushing or hitting or throwing tantrums [...]

Anxiety Or ADHD? Why They Sometimes Look The Same And How To Tell The Difference

Anxiety and ADHD are very different, but sometimes the symptoms can look similar. The correct diagnosis is critical to guide treatment and to make sense of things when kids seem to be struggling or when something doesn’t feel quite right. As much as the right diagnosis can heal, the wrong one can also harm. Understanding [...]

Youngest In Class Twice As Likely To Take ADHD Medication

New research has found the youngest children in West Australian primary school classes are twice as likely as their oldest classmates to receive medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Published in the Medical Journal of Australia, the research analysed data for 311,384 WA schoolchildren, of whom 5,937 received at least one government subsidised ADHD prescription [...]

This is What A Few Hours of Gaming Does to Boys’ Mental Health

Boys who regularly play video games are more than twice as likely to have emotional and behavioural problems in childhood, but girls aren't similarly affected. This is one of the findings from the first large population-based study to show clear links between mental health and the amount of time spent using TV, video games and [...]