Apps for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

According to Health Line, the United States alone has an estimated 6.4 million children that range in age from 4-17 that suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The symptoms of ADHD include trouble with organization, difficulty concentrating and staying focused, as well as issues remembering details. You could say that as a student-particularly in… Continue reading Apps for Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Tips for Helping Your Teen with ADHD

If your teen suffered from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a child, they are likely still impacted in their teen years. The emotional and physical changes your teen is going through coupled with increased expectations socially and academically can make life difficult for a teen with ADHD. While your teen can handle more autonomy, as… Continue reading Tips for Helping Your Teen with ADHD

Raising Awareness about ADHD

You might think the last thing the ADHD community needs is more news coverage since it seems to be in the press and on the television all the time. Unfortunately, when it comes to mental health problems that affect our lives, there is such a thing as bad press and most of the press related… Continue reading Raising Awareness about ADHD

The ABCs of Children’s Mental Health

May is Children’s Mental Health Month which is a great time to talk about where parents can find more information about the mental health conditions their adolescents may be struggling with. While there is no substitute for the expertise and information provided by a qualified mental health practitioner, this version of the ABCs can help… Continue reading The ABCs of Children’s Mental Health

Top 4 Things Parents Can Do to Support Their ADHD Teen

Teenagers with ADHD have a lot on their plate.  The teen years are hard enough without also having to deal with the challenges and obstacles that can come along with an ADHD diagnosis.  One of the most important things that parents of ADHD teens can do is to be as supportive as possible of their… Continue reading Top 4 Things Parents Can Do to Support Their ADHD Teen

ADHD Treatment Options: A Primer for Parents

You just found out your teen has ADHD, now what do you do.  If you are like many parents, you go to Google and type in “help for ADHD” and you are immediately presented with a page of links full of contradictory information, widely varying recommendation, and a lot of people touting medication-free alternatives to… Continue reading ADHD Treatment Options: A Primer for Parents

When it Comes to Information, More is Not Always Better – Part 1

One of the best things about living in the information age is that we have almost unlimited access to information with the click of a mouse or a few simple keystrokes.  For parents who are struggling to understand their teenager’s behavior, this can be a great asset.  Unfortunately, one of the worst things about living… Continue reading When it Comes to Information, More is Not Always Better – Part 1

The Many Faces of ADHD

The 2012 ADHD Awareness Week campaign seeks to educate and spread understanding about who ADHD affects.  For many who live with this condition, their families, and the providers that work with them, this is a very welcome change.  For years, most ADHD awareness efforts have been focused on dispelling myths, correcting misinformation, and legitimizing this… Continue reading The Many Faces of ADHD

Physical Fitness and Your Mental Health

May is National Physical Fitness Month (NPFM) which provides us with a great opportunity to talk about how physical activity, healthy eating habits, and mental health are connected.   The purpose of NPFM is to encourage all Americans to pursue a life filled with physical activity and proper nutrition in order to live healthy lives. Physical… Continue reading Physical Fitness and Your Mental Health

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