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      ADHD teaching Fathers' Impact on ADHD

      * "In a study by Williamson and Johnston (2015), a father's attributions (causes of behavior) about his child's behavior was found to be an essential part of predicting the future behavior of children with ADHD. In fact, the study found that fathers' attributions was even more predictive of future behavior than the mothers' attributions."
      June 9, 2015

      ADHD teaching Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says

      * "New research shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let them squirm. The foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, according to a study."
      April 17, 2015

      ADHD teaching CDC publishes first national study on use of behavioral therapy, medication and dietary supplements for ADHD in children

      * "We do not know what the long-term effects of psychotropic medication are on the developing brains and bodies of little kids. What we do know is that behavioral therapy is safe and can have long-term positive impacts on how a child with ADHD functions at home, in school, and with friends," said CDC Principal Deputy Director Ileana Arias, Ph.D. "Because behavioral therapy is the safest ADHD treatment for children under the age of 6, it should be used first, before ADHD medication for those children."
      April 3, 2015

      ADHD teaching Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

      * "The researchers argue that the methodology can potentially isolate the areas of the brain involved with other cognitive problems, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD and schizophrenia.”
      Mar. 20, 2015

      ADHD teaching Study finds link between fluoridated water and ADHD prevalence

      * "Researchers, Malin and Till, conclude that, even after controlling for socio-economic-status, their findings suggest that fluoridated water may be an environmental risk factor for ADHD.”
      Mar. 3, 2015

      ADHD teaching Better night’s sleep may help kids with ADHD

      * "(Reuters Health) - Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sleep problems showed slight improvement in their symptoms after undergoing a behavioral sleep intervention, Australian researchers say.”
      Feb 19, 2015

      ADHD teaching Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren

      * "The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount of sweetened beverages schoolchildren drink. The authors also recommend that children avoid energy drinks, which in addition to high levels of sugar also often contain caffeine. The study is published in the journal Academic Pediatrics.”
      Feb 11, 2015

      ADHD teaching Time-based training can decrease impulsivity, research finds

      * "A study conducted by researchers at Kansas State University is the first to demonstrate increases in both self-control and timing precision as a result of a time-based intervention. This new research may be an important clue for developing behavioral approaches to treat disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.”
      Feb 9, 2015

      ADHD teaching Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD

      * "A new study provides strong evidence, using data from animal models and humans, that exposure to a common household pesticide may be a risk factor for ADHD.”
      Jan 29, 2015

      ADHD teaching Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention

      * "The study is the first time that researchers have managed to convincingly identify a network of neurons responsible for focusing attention.”
      Jan 7, 2015

      ADHD teaching How one hospital opened a portal to better ADHD treatment

      * "Developed by Cincinnati Children's in conjunction with researchers at Duke University and UK-based Optimal Medicine and launched in 2013, the mehealth for ADHD clinical decision support platform enables pediatricians like Lichtenstein to diagnose and treat a child with ADHD through an online portal that augments the face-to-face visit.”
      Jan 5, 2015

      ADHD teaching Complementary and Alternative Medicine: the New Landscape of ADHD Treatment?

      * "Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as parents of children with ADHD, are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for new treatment options.”
      Jan 2, 2015

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