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Be Best? Nah. Be Resilient

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Einstein didn’t speak until he was four years old, and he was bullied. Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for not having “good enough” ideas. Maya Angelou was mute for years due to abuse and trauma. Abraham Lincoln lost seven political races, went bankrupt, and his family was once evicted. Dr....

Children with Depression 6 Times More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

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Authors: National Association of Special Education Teachers

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that as many as 2 to 3 percent of children ages 6-12 might have major depressive disorder. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third...

1 in Every 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD

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Authors: ADDitude.com

September 6, 2018

A recent study1, published online in JAMA Network Open, found that the proportion of children in the United States diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) rose dramatically from 6.1% in 1997 to 10.2% in 2016.

The researchers analyzed data from the nationwide, cross-sectional National Health...

“A Very Public Tantrum”

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Authors: ADDitude.com

The other day, Laurie, Jayden, and I are walking in a parking lot when we notice a minivan stopped half-way out of a parking spot — and in front of it a young girl having an epic tantrum. They were maybe 50 feet away, but even from a distance her body language makes it obvious a standoff is underway: dancing from one...

What Does OCD Look Like in Adults?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive obsessions and all-consuming compulsions, and its impact on the lives of those who have it can be devastating.

In many cases, people with OCD are embarrassed about their symptoms, or unsure if diagnosable OCD is really the root cause. Others, even if...

Doctor Training Program Speeds Autism Diagnosis

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Training primary care providers to accurately diagnose autism is yielding big dividends, researchers say, allowing children on the spectrum to be...

Percentage Of Children With ADHD Nearly Doubles

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The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the...

Dear Organizing Coach: The Hoarder vs. Purger Tug-of-War

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Q: My 11-year-old child is a hoarder. He won’t let go of anything. When I ask him why, he responds that he believes everything is alive and it will hurt the object’s feelings to be given or thrown away. I’m to the point that I purge his stash when he is not home to cut down on his clutter. But then he is...

Enter to Win Our Readers’ Favorite ADHD Products

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The ADHD Products You Love

Earlier this summer, we asked ADDitude readers to tell us about their favorite products and apps for organization, time management, sleep, stress, learning, and health. The recommendations and insights we received were invaluable — and filled up our wish lists fast.

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When we...

5 Proven Benefits Of Play

Authors: National Public Radio

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The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.

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What Does Autism Look Like in Adults?

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Authors: ADDitude.com

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is typically a lifelong condition.

More severe forms of ASD are often diagnosed in the first two years of a child’s life, but less severe forms may slip by undiagnosed into adulthood. Even late in life, a diagnosis can offer major benefits and relief.

If you think you might have ASD,...