adhd

  1. runawaybunny

    Researchers call for new approach to some mental disorders

    Some of the most common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety and PTSD, might not be disorders at all, according to a recent paper by Washington State University biological anthropologists. In the paper, published in the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, the researchers propose a new...
  2. runawaybunny

    Video game-like intervention shows promise in improving attention of children with ADHD

    A four-week randomized controlled trial of 348 children aged 8-12 years, published in journal The Lancet Digital Health, suggests that a digital intervention for pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might help to improve inattention with minimal adverse effects. Further...
  3. TiredSoul

    Anyone have an older teen/young adult who was diagnosis'd with ODD as a child?

    My son was diagnosis'd with ADHD and ODD in Kindergarten. He still has these characteristics at age 17. What has helped your child? Are they still like this? Did they outgrow it? How is their life now? Oppositional Defiant Disorder ⚠️Angry and irritable mood: ✓Often and easily loses temper ✓Is...
  4. runawaybunny

    Horseback riding combined with cognitive exercises can help children with ADHD and autism spectrum

    First-of-its kind research shows how brain-building exercises shared with horseback riding courses improves the motor skills of young people with neurodevelopmental disorders Therapeutic horseback riding combined with brain-building exercises can improve the dexterity, coordination and strength...
  5. Carrie719

    Hi, I'm new.

    Hi, My name is Carrie. I have two children, a 12 year old girl who is a pretty easy kiddo to parent, and a 6 year old boy, who is the reason I am on this forum. My son has ADHD, and when I tell people that, they usually react in one of the following ways; "No big deal, just drug him." "Don't...
  6. runawaybunny

    Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder

    Much greater awareness, improved diagnosis and enhanced treatment are all required in order to reduce the burden on society of the severe behavioural condition conduct disorder, according to a new expert review led by the University of Bath (UK). Conduct Disorder (CD), which is a common and...
  7. runawaybunny

    Bringing mental health care into pediatricians' offices works, finds 5-year study

    Boston Children's Hospital program increased children's access to behavioral health services, with high pediatrician satisfaction A five-year study at Boston Children's Hospital reports success with a program it started in 2013 to bring much-needed behavioral health services directly into...
  8. runawaybunny

    More sleep may help teens with ADHD focus and organize

    Study is first to find executive functioning skills deteriorate with lack of sleep Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. The findings--the first of their kind in young people with...
  9. runawaybunny

    Could saffron be as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD?

    A new short-term pilot study in children and teens 6-17 years old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shown saffron to be as effective at controlling symptoms as methylphenidate, the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin. Saffron may be a promising herbal alternative for treating...
  10. M

    First post. Child with ODD and Adhd

    Hello moms. So i just came accross this site looking on the web for advice about my daughter. Let me explain. Im 28 i have an eight year old daughter only child for now im 6 months pregnant with a boy. .shes not to happy. My daughter is diagnosed with ODD and ADHD. When she was younger...
  11. runawaybunny

    Can a video game-based 'digital medicine' help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?

    CHOP researchers evaluate feasibility, safety and benefit potential of project: EVO Platform Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)) and co-occurring...
  12. L

    In School Suspension, Alternate Placements, and Other Ramblings

    First of all, I think the use of ISS ("In School Suspension", though I'm pretty sure all of us here are pretty familiar with it) as anything more than a 1 day punishment is pretty much pointless bullshit. Even just for one day, most of our kids are probably scarcely able to tolerate it. My...
  13. Littleboylost

    Diagnosis Treatment and Recovery.

    Hi my dear friends. It has been some time since I had time to post. AS E remains in recovery and remains at home. We had a series of assessment done with psychology and psychiatry. He has ADHD and anxiety disorder, he has underlying Boarderline Personality Tendscies and Conduct Disorder. He...
  14. runawaybunny

    One of the most popular ADHD drugs may cause hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms

    In the scientific article recently published in Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Erica Ramstad and others reviewed the existing evidence between various psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, problems with concentration or anxiety with methylphenidate...
  15. runawaybunny

    ADHD medications: Of all available drugs, methylphenidate should be first option for short-term

    Study includes 133 double-blind randomised controlled trials with data from more than 14,000 children and adolescents and 10,000 adults. The authors say that environment modifications and non-pharmacological interventions should be considered first, but drugs can play an important role in...
  16. runawaybunny

    UCI-led study finds therapy dogs effective in reducing symptoms of ADHD

    In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study's main outcomes were recently published by the American Psychological...
  17. ButterflyGuardian

    Worn out Guardian of teenage boy - need help/support

    Sorry if this is long! I just need some outside views. I am a 23 (I will be 24 next month) year old female and my fiancé (32) and I are raising his two nephews ages 16 and 13. Now the 16 year old is doing great, but the 13 year old has made me feel helpless and that I’m running out of ways to...
  18. G

    Anyone turned a child over to the state??

    Hey guys, I could use some advice. I have a 12 year old son. I have been having problems with him since he was 5. They have escalated over time and now I need answers from those who have taken the next step. My son has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD and even anti-social personality disorder...
  19. R

    Extremely jealous 10 year old girl

    I’m new to this forum but I really need some ideas or advice about a child that has been in my care for the last few years. I’ll give you some of the history first. I got her when she was 6 and she is getting ready to turn 10. Unfortunately her parents are both on drugs and in and out of jail...
  20. upthewolves

    Introduction

    Hello battle-weary parents, My 10yo son has always been "different," "passionate" and "more intense"; maybe four years ago we had him do testing and was diagnosed with ADHD, and has picked up Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depressive Disorder and my favorite, Mood Disorder not otherwise specified, which I suspect covers the...
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