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Is it ADHD, Anxiety, or Both?

ADHD AxietyOver half of individuals diagnosed with ADHD are also diagnosed with a second condition such as a learning disability, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, or anxiety.

Healthline reports about 50 percent of adults and up to 30 percent of children with ADHD also have an anxiety disorder.

If you have ADHD and anxiety, it may be difficult to know where one ends and the other begins as often the symptoms overlap. Both ADHD and anxiety can cause you to have difficulty paying attention...

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ADHD Misunderstood

BLOG ADHD misunderstoodRecently, an article posted by theconversation.com stated, “Myths and stigma about ADHD contribute to poorer mental health for those affected.”

With more than 6 million (9.4 percent) of children in the U.S. having an ADD diagnosis and approximately 4 percent of American adults (as many as 9 million people), it is hard to believe that ADHD is still misunderstood. However, it is.

The myths and misunderstanding can have a variety of negative effects including the development of...

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Dehydration and ADHD Symptoms

drink water boyJust two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun without drinking fluids could be enough to blunt concentration, according to a new study.

Hydration research by the National Institute of Health says: “Water, or its lack, can influence cognition. Mild dehydration impacts important aspects of cognitive function such as concentration, alertness, and short-term memory.”

In the past, health professionals have told us that we need eight 8-oz glasses of water per day. Ongoing research...

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The Covid Slide & Summer Break vs. Your Child’s Academic Performance

blog 25052021Did you know that over the summer break the average student loses one to three months of math and reading gains made over the prior year? Academic losses are so common among students that educators have given the phenomena a name: Summer Brain Drain. This makes starting the following school year difficult.

Academic losses associated with sequestering for Covid and online schooling have now been dubbed the “Covid Slide.”

However, as reported by EducationWeek, “Education leaders are already...

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