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ADD & ADHD Health Center

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  1. Adult ADHD: Tips to Curb Impulsive Speech

    When you have ADHD, it may feel like you can’t help what you’re going to say. Talking impulsively is a symptom, but there are ways to keep yourself in check and avoid embarrassment. With ADHD, it can be hard to pick up on social cues. So you have to make an extra effort to figure out what's going on

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  2. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child Needs to Master

    Most adults take life skills for granted. You know when to wake up for work, when to take medication, and how to balance your checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can be huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and prioritize than the

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  3. 8 Tips to Pick a School for Your Child With ADHD

    From kindergarten through grade 12, the average American student spends 2,340 days in school. That's a lot of time! No wonder you want to pick a positive place for your child to learn. School can also be a major factor in the long-term success of a child with ADHD. Whether you’re looking for the rig

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  4. ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives

    Are you thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from your child’s diet to try to improve ADHD symptoms? It can be a challenge. Will it work? Will your child even eat the foods that are part of his new diet? Before you give it a try, you should know a few things about the link between food co

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  5. How to Recognize ADHD Symptoms at Every Age

    Think your child may have ADHD? Think you might? Symptoms vary, and no two people are alike. Only an expert can say for sure. But there are clues at every age. There are three types of ADHD: Hyperactive-impulsive Inattentive A combination of both Each has different symptoms, and they can change with

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  6. Can ADHD Be a Gift?

    Kids with ADHD have "gifts" -- and by helping them develop these gifts, parents can give their children more control over problem behaviors, a child psychologist argues in her popular book. In The Gift of ADHD , child psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, tells parents not to focus on words like "defic

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  7. 8 Tips for Talking With Your Child About ADHD

    If your child has ADHD, it’s important to talk with him about it. "It's never too early to start talking with your child about his ADHD," says Patricia Collins, PhD, director of the Psychoeducational Clinic at North Carolina State University. You want them to be involved, to understand, and to be on

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  8. ADHD Drug Holidays: Should Your Kid Take One?

    Are you thinking about giving your child weekends off or even a summer-long break from his ADHD medications? It may work just fine. Your child may regain his appetite and catch up on his growth. (Some ADHD drugs may slow this.) Then again, a medication vacation may unleash the very behaviors that ha

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  9. ADHD in Preschool Kids

    How early is too early to tell if your toddler or preschooler might have ADHD? Most children aren’t checked for ADHD until they’re school age, but kids as young as 4 can be diagnosed, according to guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). At that age, many kids are active and impul

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  10. 7 Brain Foods for Kids

    As fast as children whiz from classroom to activity to home and back again, their brains are just as rapidly growing and changing. The foods they eat are important. "These years are critical for brain development, and what they eat affects focus and cognitive skills," says psychiatrist Drew Ramsey,

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