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New Study on Sleep & ADHD

Researchers in Melbourne Australia, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), recently published a study that found proper sleeping habits may reduce the impact of ADHD, as reported by Xinhuanet.com(link to article). Melissa Mulraney, the lead researcher says that “making simple adjustments to the bedtime routines of children with ADHD could make a significant difference.”

We can all make small adjustments to our routines. If the benefit can be an increased ability to concentrate...

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Teen Driving and ADHD

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Teen driving can be a anxious time for most parents. If your teen child has ADHD, you may be even more concerned. There are some important facts and tips you need to know before letting your child behind the wheel.

A recent statistic showed that teens with ADHD are 4 times more likely to be in a car accident than Non-ADHD peers. Authors of the book "What Teenage Drivers Don't Know: The Unwritten Rules of the Road" provide driving tips of teenagers with attention deficit...

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ADHD: Daylight Savings Time and Your Child

The Effect on Our Childs Circadian Rhythm

As with many ADHD adults, many of our ADHD children also experience a disruption in their circadian rhythm or sleep, due to the change in daylight savings time.

Kids_Dog_Sleep_SMIt should be noted that children and adults behave differently as a result of sleepiness. Adults usually become sluggish when tired while children tend to overcompensate and speed up. For this reason, sleep deprivation is sometimes confused with ADHD in children. Children may also be moody...

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ADHD News & Updates: Study Suggests Drug Ritalin Makes No Long-Term Difference for Kids with ADHD

Time for a New Approach?

Adorable five year old African American Girl and mother having an argumentAlthough Ritalin has been a mainstay in the day-to-day treatment of ADHD symptoms, much debate continues whether the drug provides long-term benefits for children.

A new study suggests that long-term drug Ritalin makes no difference to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Sydney Morning Herald, a research team at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found that ADHD children who are treated with Ritalin continue to...

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