SARAH VINE: ADHD and why we working mums need to look in the mirror. By Sarah Vine Published: 01:03 GMT, 12 March 2014 | Updated: 10:59 GMT, 12 March 2014 Fascinating stuff in yesterday’s Mail from paediatric neurologist Dr Richard Saul, who argues in a new book that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is wildly over-diagnosed and that thousands of children are being identified as victims and treated with drugs they do not need.
Instead, their behaviour is often a sign of simple, resolvable problems such as poor diet, lack of sleep, hearing loss, learning difficulties — even just old-fashioned boredom. He quotes the case of one boy whose inability to concentrate turned out to be caused by anaemia and a girl whose disruptive behaviour in class was down to extreme short-sightedness. Attention: Sarah Vine says the problems lie not with the children but with the paucity of parenting.
Their symptoms disappeared once the underlying problems had been solved. Saul’s analysis presents us with an inconvenient truth. I do not exonerate myself from this accusation. Ask Unclutterer: Organizing and uncluttering strategies for people with ADHD and visual processors. Reader Shannon submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: Do you have any tips for people with ADHD that go beyond the stuff you see or hear all the time in other publications?
Work is pretty okay except for the whole “getting started” part, but my home is the tough area. I am one of those people who has to see something to remember I have it but that keeps things cluttered. Based on the information you provided in your email, it is very likely that you’re a visual processor. I’m one, so I empathize with your need to see your belongings. After years of working with students who have different forms and ranges of severity of ADHD, I’ve come to realize that there will never be a one-size-fits-all solution for staying organized.
Less is best. Thank you, Shannon, for submitting your question for our Ask Unclutterer column. Do you have a question relating to organizing, cleaning, home and office projects, productivity, or any problems you think the Unclutterer team could help you solve? A Celebrity Death, Addiction, and the Media. 1.5K Flares1.5K Flares × It is always big news when a celebrity is stricken dead by a substance overdose.
What never makes the news is why such tragedies happen. The roster of drug- and alcohol-related show-business deaths is ever expanding: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Keith Moon, Kurt Cobain; in the recent past, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston; and, most recently of all, Cory Monteith. A complete list would, of course, include many others. The popular media gathers around the famous dead like vultures around a cadaver, picking their stories clean to feed the public appetite for intimate and irrelevant details. My daughter works part-time as a hostess at a bar in Vancouver’s Gastown area. In our celebrity culture only the demise of a famous person attracts press attention to what is a daily human tragedy across North America and the world.
If a celebrity suffers, the media deems it essential information. I understood perfectly. Have A Holly Jolly ADHD Holiday. Have A Holly Jolly ADHD Holiday By Rick Green The holidays are a challenging time for everyone.
Santa himself has to do more than UPS and Fed Ex combined. And it’s not much easier on the rest of us. So, as a profound public service, here are my suggestions, some old and some new, to make this a great Holiday for the ADDers in your life. These are simple, fun ideas. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
With these tips in mind, you’re all set for the perfect ADHD holiday. (P.S.: And what are your ADHD Holiday Tips? The DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria: A Closer Look. What is ADD? What is ADD?
Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD/ADHD, is a psychological term currently applied to anyone who meets the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for impulsivity, hyperactivity and/or inattention. The diagnostic criteria are subjective and include behavior which might be caused by a wide variety of factors, ranging from brain defects to allergies to giftedness. ADD, as currently defined, is a highly subjective description, not a specific disease. Confusion and controversy is caused by the tendency of some mental health professionals to assume that everyone diagnosed with ADD has some mysterious, irreversible brain defect. This assumption has its roots in the very first group of severely ADD people ever studied, who suffered from encephalitis, or a swelling of the brain. There are two major types of ADD at this time (this aspect of ADD keeps evolving): ADD with hyperactivity (the traditional type of ADD) and ADD without hyperactivity ("inattentive" type).
How common is ADD? Is ADD Real? Symptoms of ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save?
We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. The symptoms of ADHD include inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. These are traits that most children display at some point or another. But to establish a diagnosis of ADHD, sometimes referred to as ADD, the symptoms should be inappropriate for the child's age. Adults also can have ADHD; in fact, up to half of adults diagnosed with the disorder had it as children. Recommended Related to ADD-ADHD ADHD Organizations WebMD’s ADHD Guide gives you the latest findings on how to self-manage ADHD symptoms. Read the ADHD Organizations article > > Types of ADHD There are three different subtypes of ADHD, including: For a diagnosis of ADHD, some symptoms that cause impairment must be present before age seven.
Continue reading below... Symptoms of ADHD A person with ADHD may have some or all of the following symptoms: ADHD in Adults: Symptoms, Statistics, Causes, Types, Treatments, and More. Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save?
We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most well-recognized childhood developmental problems. This condition is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It is now known that these symptoms continue into adulthood for about 60% of children with ADHD. Recommended Related to ADD-ADHD ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults When Amanda, 30, was diagnosed with ADHD five years ago, she began to understand the risk-taking that had marked her teens and twenties: the drug abuse, binge drinking, and casual sex with numerous men who had flirted with her in bars.
Read the ADHD and Risky Behavior in Adults article > > ADHD in Adults Adult ADHD Statistics Common Behaviors and Problems of Adult ADHD Continue reading below... Adults with ADHD may have: 10 Adult ADHD Symptoms: Disorganization, Recklessness, and More. Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save?
We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. Many people think of rowdy kids who can’t sit still when they think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But the fact is, symptoms of ADHD can linger into adulthood. In fact, many adults with ADHD don’t realize that many of the problems they face, including staying organized or being on time, are symptoms of adult ADHD. What Causes Adult ADHD? While experts don’t know for sure what causes ADHD, they believe genes may play an important part in who develops attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Unlike other psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and depression, ADHD doesn't begin in adulthood. 10 Problems That Could Mean Adult ADHD The conventionally used diagnostic criteria for ADHD, including the most common symptoms, were developed based on how the condition shows itself in children.
Continue reading below... ADHD and More. ADD: Postive Quotes. Positive Quotes about ADD Sources are linked to book reviews at amazon.com or other source websites.
"More and more, the concept of ADD as a disorder is being qualified by inclusion of a string of positive qualities -- such as creativity, high intelligence, ability to do many things at once, an aptitude for small business entrepreneurship, and a powerful intuitive sense. " - Susan Burgess, from "Think Fast! The ADD Experience (Hartmann, Bownman & Burgess). "ADD people are high-energy and incredibly good brainstormers. They will often happily work 12 to 15 hours by choice. The business community should not fear ADD. "You are not disordered. " - Lynn Weiss, Ph.D., from "ADD and Creativity - Tapping Your Inner Muse. " "Think of an absentminded professor who can find a cure for cancer but not his glasses in the mess on his desk. "I've worked with many children, and took them all off medication.
"These children are not disordered. "Your Edison-trait child has an inventory of positive qualities: Self-Help for Adult ADD / ADHD: Tips for Managing Symptoms and Getting Focused. Managing adult ADD / ADHD: What you need to know Adult ADD/ADHD can present challenges across all areas of life, from getting organized at home to reaching your potential at work.
It can be tough on your health and both your personal and on-the-job relationships. Your symptoms may lead to extreme procrastination, trouble making deadlines, and impulsive behavior. In addition, you may feel that friends and family don’t understand what you’re up against. Fortunately, there are skills you can learn to help get your symptoms of ADD/ADHD under control. Adult ADD / ADHD self-help myths You may be holding onto misconceptions about how much you can help yourself with adult ADD/ADHD. MYTH: Medication is the only way to solve my ADD/ADHD. FACT: While medication can help some people manage the symptoms ADD/ADHD, it is not a cure, nor the only solution.
MYTH: Having ADD/ADHD means I’m lazy or unintelligent, so I won’t be able to help myself. MYTH: A health professional can solve all my ADD/ADHD problems. Emotional Skills Toolkit: Bring Your Life Into Balance. We often hear from people who feel overwhelmed by stress, family, work and relationship problems, health challenges, and painful emotions. They’ve tried many approaches to help themselves feel better, but they just can’t seem to follow through, or what they’ve done hasn't helped them enough.
If this sounds familiar, you know that it’s all too easy to become discouraged when you’re stuck. The problem is not willpower—all the willpower in the world won’t matter if you can’t manage stress or keep your emotions in balance. The good news: you can learn these important emotional skills, no matter your age or the obstacles you face. That’s what this free online program teaches. Skill building, like any learning, takes time and effort. Roadmap/Checklist for the Toolkit. We often hear from people who feel overwhelmed by stress, family, work and relationship problems, health challenges, and painful emotions.
They’ve tried many approaches to help themselves feel better, but they just can’t seem to follow through, or what they’ve done hasn't helped them enough. If this sounds familiar, you know that it’s all too easy to become discouraged when you’re stuck. The problem is not willpower—all the willpower in the world won’t matter if you can’t manage stress or keep your emotions in balance. The good news: you can learn these important emotional skills, no matter your age or the obstacles you face. That’s what this free online program teaches. Skill building, like any learning, takes time and effort. Sir Ken Robinson. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Screening Test.
Factsheets - Food Intolerance Network. ADHD and diet - Food Intolerance Network. ADHD and Diet IntroductionThe scienceWhich diet is best? Which foods are most likely to cause problems? Reader reportsScientific references and notesFurther reading Keywords: ADD, ADHD, ODD, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, intolerance, elimination diet Introduction Diet works for the majority of children with ADHD symptoms - if you get the diet right. The diet we recommend is the RPAH (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital) Elimination Diet. The science When highly processed additive-laden foods became widespread in the U.S. in the 1960s, paediatric allergist Dr Ben Feingold suggested that additives such as artificial colours, flavours and preservatives could be responsible for the growing epidemic of children’s behaviour and learning problems, variously called hyperkinesis, hyperactivity, ADD, ADHD, ODD and many more.
If Dr Feingold had been taken seriously then, it would have saved millions of families from anguish. ADHD Diets for Children and Adults. Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save? We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. What are ADHD diets? Can they help you or your child? Are there foods you should eat, and foods to avoid? This article answers questions about ADHD diets, including elimination diets, supplements, and foods that may help improve ADHD symptoms. What Is an ADHD diet? Ideally, an ADHD diet would help the brain work better and lessen symptoms of the disorder, such as restlessness or lack of focus. Overall nutrition for ADHD: This includes the food you eat daily.
Supplementation diets for ADHD: This includes adding vitamins, minerals, or other nutrients to make up for deficiencies in your diet that may contribute to ADHD symptoms. Elimination diets for ADHD: This involves removing foods or ingredients that are suspected of contributing to ADHD symptoms. Overall Nutrition and ADHD Continue reading below... Nutritional Supplements and ADHD. Brain Foods Pictures Slideshow: What to Eat for Better Concentration. (1) Liv Friis-Larsen / iStockphoto (2) Christopher Robbins / Digital Vision / Getty Images (3) Tom Grill / Photographer's Choice / Getty Images (4) Lew Robertson / Photographer's Choice (5) Rauzier-Riviere / StockFood Creative / Getty Images (6) Creativ Studio Heinemann / Getty Images (7) Alex Cao / Digital Vision / Getty Images (8) Monika Adamczyk / iStockphoto (9) Nicki Dowey / StockFood Creative / Getty Images (10) Dimitri Vervitsiotis / Digital Vision / Getty Images (11) Stephen Wilkes / Iconica / Getty Images Morris, M.
Noralyn L. Gordon Winocur, PhD, senior scientist for the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto. Paul E. Steven Pratt, MD, author, Superfoods RX: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life. Rampersaud, G. Mathematica Policy Research: "Universal-Free School Breakfast Program Evaluation Design Project – Review of Literature on Breakfast and Learning. " Michaud, C. Ann Kulze, MD, author, Dr. University of California Berkeley Guide to Dietary Supplements. © 2010 WebMD, LLC.
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