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Injuries, Impulse Control, and ADHD  

Neil Petersen, ADHD Millennial, shared his own experiences with ADHD and injuries in Psych Central. He also cites a study conducted by researchers in Turkey that examined this very topic. 

Researchers in Turkey screened 222 children admitted to the emergency room for symptoms of ADHD and found that 4 out of 5 children had symptoms of possible ADHD.  With 80% of the children seen in the ER having ADHD symptoms, it could be assumed that children with ADHD do indeed suffer more...

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Impulse Control, Binge Eating & ADHD

If you have ADHD, you probably find that you have to work twice as hard as your peers to produce the same results. Losing weight is no binge eating boy SMexception. In order to lose weight and eat healthy, you need to have impulse control and the ability to stay consistent with your diet plan. A study from the University of Toronto found that almost 30% of overweight individuals had ADHD symptoms. 

The ADHD brain is often looking for ways to trigger more dopamine.  This can make it difficult to control...

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Impulsive Behaviors and ADHD

Many children with ADHD also suffer from behavioral issues such as tantrums, outburst, and defiance.

Caroline Miller wrote an article in Child Mind Institute, ADHD and Behavioral Problems.  This article reviews why these behavioral issues are so common and provides tips and tantrumstrategies that may help.

Individuals who have ADHD or attention difficulties, often suffer from weak executive function. Executive function includes mental functions that allow us to plan, prioritize, organize, avoid...

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Is it AHD or Slow Processing Speed?

 

Slow Processing Speed (SPS) is the time it takes for individuals to take in information, process it, and respond. The information processed can be visual, verbal, or motor. In the article Slow Processing Speed: Signs & Solutions for a Misunderstood Deficit, Dr. Ellen Braaten discusses the difference between SPS and ADHD symptoms.  She also provides tips on how to cope and manage at home.

Dr. Braaten was studying children with ADHD and/or other learning developmental...

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