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ADHD At Work
Mastering ADHD on the JobStrategies and the right workplace help people with the brain disorder. Here is an interesting article that describes how one ADHDer who doubled his income after getting diagnosis, medications and coaching to help him build strategies to overcome his ADHD challenges. There are also interesting ADHD facts about how ADHD impacts a person's imcome and job stability.
Mastering ADHD on the Job
Distracted workers excel with treatment and coachingWhen I read: "The cost to the economy, they say, is about $20 billion in lost workplace productivity and, for each individual, thousands of dollars a year in diminished earning capacity", I find it alarming. Without the office secretaries available in the past ADHDers are not suffering financially because they can't do the job they were paid to do (teach, sell, invest, whatever). It's the paperwork that gets in the way.
ADHD on the job, coping with less support.
ADHD in Women
When Mom has ADHDWomen with the disorder face special challenges, Columbia doctor says. Women with ADHD face some daunting challenges. They are supposed to be organized and keep everyone going. Women with ADHD also report more prementrual and perimenopausal difficulties.
When Mom has ADHD
ADHD and Lifestyle Factors (sleep, nutrition, exercise)Many lifestyle factors can improve or impede on an ADHDer's ability to function at his or her best in the day. This section is chock full of ADHD facts about lifestyle factors that can change your life.
U-M Medical School names first sleep medicine professorInterview with a professor who specializes in sleep disorders. Part of the interview discusses the impact of sleep in ADHD.
University of Michigan Professor on Sleep speaks of ADHD and sleep
Does eating fish improve brain function?A short read on the impact of Omega-3 on brain development, including ADHD.
Fish oils improve brain fuctions
ADHD DiagnosisADHD facts about diagnosis procedure are difficult to find. There doesn't appear to be a particular protocol for diagnosing ADHDers. Some feel that ADHD is overdiagnosed while the research seems to support the opposite.
Undiagnosed ADHD in AdultsDriven by media hype, the general popular believes that ADHD is overdiagnosed, when in fact studies seem to reveal that quite the opposite is also true.
Undiagnosed ADHD in Adults
Research shows that the level of Dopamine Transporters alone cannot determine severity of ADHD symptomsThe US Department of Energy in collaboration with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine just completed research that shows that the level of dopamine transporters in people with ADHD cannot be used to diagnose patients with ADHD. The study found that people with ADHD had high levels of dopamine transporters in some parts of the brain and lower in others. Other studies showed inconsistent results. As a result the levels of dopamine transporters cannot be used to diagnose people with ADHD.
A summary of some of the ADHD researchThis is a summary of some of the research that has been done on ADHD to help determine ways to diagnose ADHD. To date there is no way to consistently diagnose ADHD. Despite this the author wants us to understand that it does not mean that it does not exist or that it is a scapegoat for bad behaviour.
While some of the information provided on some of the research results is a bit over most people's head, you may find it reassuring that there are some real differences found between the ADHD brain and the non-ADHD brain, meaning that this is not an invented problem. As someone who lives with two wonderful ADHDers who have struggled their wholes lives to be "like everyone else", I'm happy that some people are stepping up to the plate and defunking the ney-sayers who have been brainwashed into thinking ADHD does not exist.
ADHD really does exist - the research proves it.
ADHD MedicationsThere is so much controversy regarding ADHD medications. Some feel they are overprescribed, others think they are dangerous or addictive. Get the ADHD facts around medications for people with ADHD.
Study: Popular ADHD Drug Safe and Effective for Preschoolers
A study at John Hopkins University describes the effect of methylphenidate (Ritalin) on preschoolers. It found that young children 3 to 5 y.o. respond well at much lower doses from 3.75 mg to 22.5 mg daily but that they were more likely to be sensitive to side effects as well.
Ritalin is Safe and Effective for Preschoolers
Study on Methylphenidate patch
This is a talking course geared toward physicians but I found the slides quite informative in terms of the ADHD facts that they provide. Studies found that the methylphenidate patch seems to provide stable dosage for a 12-hour period.
Transdermal Methylphenidate Delivery System
To Prescribe ADHD Medications or Not to Prescribe ADHD Medications, that is the QuestionThis is a blog entry from a physician who wrestled with the idea of prescribing ADHD medications to children. The media usually tries to make it look as though everyone is trying to push drugs on ADHD children. This is the account of one physician's journey to reconcile the need for medications in people with ADHD.
Pre-School Children and Ritalin
Research Reveals How ADHD Drugs Work in the BrainA University of Wisconsin study on lab rats reveals that the prefrontal cortex is the area of the brain most affected by ADHD drugs.
Study Reveals How ADHD Drugs Work in Brain
Study on Non-Medicinal Approaches to Treating ADHD
ADHD CoachingAlthough the writer of this article appears to know little about the scope of coaching. Coaching is not only about clarifying, identifying and prioritizing goals, it's also about creating systems and structures and achieving your goals. Nonetheless, he does recognize that coaching has a place in treating people with ADHD.
Hiring an ADHD coach or professional organizer may improve their quality of life
Small Study with NeurofeedbackAn interesting study of the impact of neurofeedback in helping ADHD children with ADHD improve their ability to pay attention by training them to regulate their brain states through EEG biofeedback. EEG (electroencephalography) is a non-invasive way to measure brain activity. In children with ADHD there is slowing of brain activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. The results showed that neurofeedback was a promising treatment alternative for children with ADHD and seemed to have lasting effects after 6 months once the children were trained to regulate their brain activity.
Study of the Efficacy of Neurofeedback in Children with ADHD
BiofeedbackBiofeedback has been used to help people become more aware of their body's reactions. Some claim that it can even help people with ADHD.
Article in the Birmingham News on the use of biofeedback can build one's awareness of one's body.
Using Meditation to Help Children with ADHDThis is a short TV video of a report done on a school that has been unsing transcendental meditation to help children with ADHD better focus in school. Meditation is well-known to help people improve their ability to strategize and find solutions for their issues.
Using Meditation to Help Children with ADHD
Successful People with ADHD
Sports talent with ADHDIa Falo, one of the smallest players of the bronco (football) used an excessive amount of sports to overcome some of his ADHD. He brings, like so many ADHDers, a huge amount of heart into the game.
Falo the poster child for heart and courage.
ADHD and School
Experts offer tips for coping with ADHDWhile this short article deals with ADHD in children it offers useful tips for anyone with ADHD who is in school, teens and adults included.
Tips for Students with ADHD
ADHD Facts from ADHD ExpertsADHD facts that you need to understand your ADHD includes some information on the biology, some of the research, and challenges. This section only provides facts from proven and well-known credible sources. Let's eliminate fact from fiction!
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