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Study: People with ADHD Twice as Likely to Develop Early-Onset Parkinson’s

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September 14, 2018

The risk of early-onset Parkinson’s disease and similar disorders is 2.4 times greater among patients with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) than it is among individuals of the same gender and age without ADHD. What’s more, there may be a staggering six- to eight-times higher likelihood of...

Stimulants vs. Nonstimulants: Understanding ADHD Medications

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As many as 1 in 10 U.S. children now has attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). Luckily, there are safe, effective treatments.

The best ADHD treatment strategies are multimodal ones — combinations of several different, complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For many people, this ideal...

For Teachers: Solutions to Common Learning Challenges

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Next to parents, teachers are the most influential people in a student’s life—especially one with learning challenges.

Symptoms of ADHD can make it harder to learn and succeed in a traditional classroom. Reading, writing, and arithmetic lessons are further impacted by comorbid learning disabilities.

Here are...

“I Refuse to Feel Bad for Treating My Child’s ADHD”

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I watch my son pick at his lunch. It’s his favorite. “I’m not hungry, mama,” he says, again.

This is a common side effect when you begin ADHD medication. I know. I had it when I started mine; my husband had it when he started his. But this is my son, my small, thin six year old. I feel guilty again...

The Pendulum of Parenting Has Swung Too Far

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News flash: Your parents were NOT helicopter parents. Chances are, they were quite the opposite.

Victoria Fedden’s “If ‘70s Moms Had Blogs” is a hilarious read for any modern-day mom who came of age in the ‘70s or ‘80s and remembers 5-hour-long cartoon marathons every Saturday, Pop Rocks for...