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ADHD, Holidays, and Bedtime

Holidays bedtimesSleep is important for all of us - but it is especially important for individuals with ADHD.

However, Science Daily reports that about 75% of children and adults with ADHD also struggle with sleep problems.

With so many special events and excitement abound, sleep can become even more difficult around the holidays.

This week’s holiday challenge is to make sleep a priority. We will provide you with some tips to help both you and your children!

Let’s take a moment to review some of the...

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ADHD Adults and Anxiety

2021 12 08 095817Adults with ADHD are 4 times more likely to have an anxiety disorder according to new research. This connection is even greater in women.

According to US News and World Report, "These findings underline how vulnerable adults with ADHD are to generalized anxiety disorders," said study author Esme Fuller-Thomson. She is a professor at the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and director of the Institute for Life Course & Aging.

For the study, her team examined a...

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ADHD, Marshmallows, Oppositional and Callous-Unemotional Symptoms

2021 12 02 122659What do ADHD, Marshmallows, ODD and CU have in common? Recent research of 198 preschool children attempted to determine correlations between these disorders and symptoms.

The article states, “…about 50% of patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also develop oppositional defiant and conduct disorder (ODD/CD). Additionally, callous-unemotional (CU) traits—including reduced guilt and remorse, callousness, low empathy, and deficient prosocial emotions—overlap with the...

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Plan Your Holiday Dinner Party Like a Pro

2021 11 19 082323One thing we will probably all do over this holiday season is have a dinner party. Whether that dinner party is for two people or twenty people, this type of event truly tests our executive function.  We must be able to plan, prioritize, avoid procrastination, and remain on task.  We must remember what we did already, and what still needs to be done.  We must be mentally flexible so we can move easily from one task to another.  And most importantly, we need to regulate our...

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