ADHD, Diagnosis, ADD, CDC, APA

At some point in their lives, 6.4 million children in the US alone have received a diagnosis of ADHD, according to the CDC. The number of children diagnosed with the condition has increased substantially in recent years, with 6.4 million marking a 16% increase since 2007 and an alarming…

Pregnancy and ADHD

While the academic community has yet to reach a definitive conclusion with respect to what causes ADHD, there is a relative consensus on risk factors for the condition. These factors include genetics, epigenetics, and environment, but medical experts have recently added the length of a pregnancy to the list.

Breastfeeding and ADHD Research.

After years or declining rates of breastfeeding, the last decade has seen a reversal of this trend. More and more mothers are following recommendations and breastfeeding exclusively for at least 6 months. Breastfeeding yields benefits not just for the infant, but for the mother as well.


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ADHD, Inspiration, Quote, ADD, Steven Wright

People tend to overestimate their ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, but we’re surprising ineffective at doing so. While we may think we are being more productive by managing our emails, phone calls, and writing a report while dinner is in the oven, we’re actually creating multiple distractions that…

ADHD child undergoing ADHD treatment

Researchers have noted a puzzling difference in the number of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the United States compared to some other countries. According to the data published by the National Center for Disease Control, 9% of children aged 5-17 have been identified as suffering from ADHD…

Do I have ADHD

The benefits of cognitive training long been touted in academic journals, in some cases as early as 1980. While most of these are accessible with Google Scholar, they are still spread out and take a bit of effort to find.

ADHD Parenting Influence Tip
Yoga, ADHD, Exercise, Treatment

Yogees have long touted the physical as well as mental benefits of partaking in yoga sessions, however until recently, research had only been able to back up the former. New research lead by Professor Neha Gothe at the University of Illinois has now given credence to the latter as…