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Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy is found to have a link later to ADHD in ... - Washington Post

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy is found to have a link later to ADHD in ... - Washington Post | ADHD | Scoop.it
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Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy is found to have a link later to ADHD in ...
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It is a very interesting article that is in the form of a question and answer. If women take medication such as acetaminophen are they more likely to risk their fetus to developing ADHD later on? The result of the study was that 30% of pregnant women that took the drug had a baby who developed ADHD. I have learned about epigenetics and how the environmental triggers can affect the development of babies and "turn on tags" for certain things that are in their genetics. Though it is fairly new I hope that there will be more research on this topic to bring new discoveries to light. 

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A dark side of the ADHD gender gap - Chicago Tribune (blog)

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A dark side of the ADHD gender gap
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In fall 2002, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw and his team published findings from a summer camp they created to study girls with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder alongside girls without ADHD.
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This is such a great article! It gives so much insight on how girls are underserved when it comes to ADHD. I never knew that boys and girls with ADHD displayed sypmtoms differently. When children get older they display them differetnly for example girls become self-destructive while boys become aggressive. I was really shocked to find out how that many girls with ADHD have attempted suicide at one point or another. I hope with new upcoming discoveries we will be able to find more ways in which we can give the proper care to girls as we do to everyone else. 

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms - NHS Choices

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Symptoms - NHS Choices | ADHD | Scoop.it
The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be categorised into symptoms of inattentiveness,
hyperactivity and impulsiveness. (@Samop002 CONVINCED.
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This is a very useful article because it gives some of the sypmtoms of ADHD. I was impressed to learned that ADHD has 3 sub categories which are inattentiveness, hyperactivigy with implusiveness and a combination. This article answered my quesiton about why girls are underdiagnosed when it comes to ADHD and it turns out that because boys tend to be more disruptive and loud they get the most attention whereas girls are tend to be daydreamers and quiet which goes unnoticed. In the last part of this article it also has symptoms to look for if you are an adult that might have ADHD and how to recognize it. 

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Improving Your Child's Behavior

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Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often do not respond as well to traditional parenting techniques.
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This article has a few tips on how to help you and your child's behavior if they have ADHD. I like how it illustrates that children with ADHD tend to have trouble behaving well because their brains are everywhere, that is why one of the suggestions are to have a structure with a routine and schedule for them. Also I do believe postive reinforment to be a very powerful thing especially when it is material things that can benifit a child for example money so they can save it or field trips that they enjoy. Equally as important is to have consistent punishments and in a timely form, because being punished after the fact will only confuse and hurt children instead of help them. 

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ADHD: it's not just for children - The Guardian

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ADHD: it's not just for children
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Health professional differentiate ADHD from the memory-related conditions of ageing by documenting symptoms that started before age 12.
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My heart goes out to Chris Ecarius and those like him that have gone thier lives without recieving treatment for ADHD. As he illistrated it has been difficult in his life especially because the diagnosis is primarliy thought of a disorder for children. There isn't many people that are diagnosed with ADHD in thier adulthood which is why a lot of the medication out there has an age limit. I like  how it talked about how many teens that have been diagnosed with this disorder have other family members recognize that they have similar symptoms in themselves. I hope that in the future there will be more attention to adults with ADHD in adults and its treatments.

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Epigenetics Offers Hope in ADHD, Autism - YouTube

Recent discoveries in epigenetics could soon make a clinical difference for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder,...
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Now that it has been discovered what happens in the genes of people with these disorders that are genetically similar (like my other article) they can develop medication that will counteract these reactions which is amazing. I can just imagine being able to take medication for ADHD and almost be cured and is amazing! Advances in medicine can do many things, we can only see what the future holds.

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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Slideshow: Symptoms in Children on MedicineNet.com

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Slideshow: Symptoms in Children on MedicineNet.com | ADHD | Scoop.it
Watch this slideshow to recognize the symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in children from MedicineNet's expert medical doctors and healthcare professionals.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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This is a really great slideshow giving the breakdown  of  the symptoms of ADHD a child can have: Hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and inattentiveness. I like that it gives various examples of the symptoms for each of them. This is important because how can you tell when a child is being impulsive or just being a child? Or when a while is being inattentive or just being a child? All the examples and pictures are helpful and very informational in a way that is easy to understand and quick to look at since it is a slideshow with just a few sentences per slide. 

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What is ADHD? Nine Websites that explain Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder

What is ADHD? Nine Websites that explain Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder | ADHD | Scoop.it
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Diagnosing ADHD can be tough and once a diagnosis i...
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This is a good article for people looking to see how different sites describe ADHD. Some of the websites are more reliable than others but that is to be expected as it is what other people say. I liked how the author of the article put the websites in ranked order from most reliable to least reliable having about.com and Wikipedia at the bottom and CDC and WebMD as the top two. This should be a good list for those wanting to find out some credible information about ADHD. 

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7 myths about ADHD - Online Athens

7 myths about ADHD
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According to recent studies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, appears to be more prevalent than ever before. Nearly 1 in 10 kids between the ages of five and 17 is being diagnosed with ADHD.
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This article give many common myths and they are very good because it is a lot of ones I have heard before. For example the 1st one which says that ADHD is not a real disorder. There are people out there that think it is just because parents can't "rear" thier children or that parents did "something wrong" for them to develop this which is also not true. Also another big one is that ADHD is just a child's disorder and that is not true! In adults it's often misdiagnosed, and I think a lot of the general public think that adults can't really have ADHD but yes they can.

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ADHD Does Not Exist - The New Republic

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ADHD Does Not Exist
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You might be saying to yourself, okay, ADHD is probably overdiagnosed.
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Great video from BBC about children living with ADHD. It is the real life documentary about how these families live with their child that has ADHD. It is a bit long but those that are interested will find it good!

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ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds ...

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MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are worse drivers than their peers who don't have ADHD and texting only compounds their problems on the road, a new study shows.
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It's funny to find this article here because just the other day I was thinking about this "how do those with ADHD drive". I believe it must be pretty hard especially if they are texting! I know of friend that try to text while driving and yes they do drift and it's scary! So I wonder how much more difficut it must be for those with this disorder. I like how nowadays phones do have a special locking feature that makes it so when the car is moving it will lock itself and the only way to unlock it is when the car is in a complete stop. Hopefully in the future there will be more research like this helping those with ADHD.

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Living with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) | Teckler

Living with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) | Teckler | ADHD | Scoop.it
Many children suffer from ADHD but often they are seen us distracted, dreamers or child with no intention to learn.
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I like how this article illistrates how children that are not treated for thier ADHD will still have it when they are older which can cause problems for them throughout thier lives. This article offers some suggestions to what might help. I do like how it offers psychotherapy and medication because I do believe therapy can do a lot for a person especially when done inconjuction to each other. I also find it very useful that if offers tips to what kind of diet to have because as it has been said numerous times before diet is very important to one's health especially with all of these new findings with epigenetics. 

 

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ADHD: Setting The Record Straight

ADHD is not just a problem for kids. More than 30 percent of children diagnosed carry it into adulthood, sometimes with pretty severe consequences. Trace exp...
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This is a great simple video to understand some of the basics of ADHD. I like how it explains the history on how ADHD was thought of in the past and classified (derangement). I find it iteresting that riddlin is supposed to be a stimulate but for those with ADHD it actually helps them calm down. But if that was given to a normal person then it would act like thier cousin cocaine. Another amazing thing is how girls are not diagnosed with ADHD as much as boys. Wonder why that is?

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What Is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? | Global Medical Education

What Is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? | Global Medical Education | ADHD | Scoop.it
What is ADHD? Short for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can occur in children and adolescents but often persists into adulthood. The following infographic provides extensive information on ADHD.
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I really like this article it is made in such a way that it is easy to understand. I really like how it has a lot of good information. For example some great facts in the beginning and demographics as well. What I really like and what I think a lot of people like to know are the causes of ADHD and and some of the symptoms of it as well which this article has. It is a really good kind of article for people who don't know to much about this to get some good basic information. I also really enjoyed reading about the myths about ADHD and especally the famous people that have it as well how awesome is for inspiration! 

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For college-age students with ADHD, new resources available - Metro.us

For college-age students with ADHD, new resources available - Metro.us | ADHD | Scoop.it
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When people think of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they might think of a boy bouncing off a wall, unable to focus on his homework.
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I enjoyed reading this article because it is easy to understand and isn't full of jargon. I do agree when it says that when people think of ADHD they think of a kid (most likely a boy) bouncing off the walls. This is not the case girls can have ADHD and not be bouncing off the walls but instead daydreaming or spacing out which is the inattentive kind of ADHD. Even though most students wouldn't think so there is help if you feel like you might suffer from ADHD! Get help and be on your way to a little more peace of mind. There is help out there. 

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Your Health Matters: ADHD: Not Just for Kids

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Your Health Matters: ADHD: Not Just for Kids: Hear the words attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a... http://t.co/2HPFVqs3it
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This is a quick to the point article about adults who may have ADHD. It is true that most of the time people with this disorder are thought to be children, yes adults can have it too it just looks different. I like how it has how the symptoms vary between children and adults. It would seem that children that grow up with this disorder would have the same symptoms through their lives but it makes sense that they would change. For example instead of being inattentive in school they would be inattentive at work and so forth. This kind of information is important to know so that adults with this disorder can receive help and find resources near to them. 

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NIMH · Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots

NIMH · Five Major Mental Disorders Share Genetic Roots | ADHD | Scoop.it
Five major mental disorders share some of the same genetic risk factors, the largest genome-wide study of its kind has found.
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This article is so fascinating because it say that these 5 mental disorders are genetically the same! Wow! I like how they have found it is because of these calcium channels in the brain and can work on medication to help with these deficits. I really like the video at the end where he says that genetics opens up a whole new way to diagnose mental disorders. Knowing you have a mental disorder biologically is a big deal and will prevent counselors from misdiagnosing clients.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Basics Description Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavior problem characterized by a short attention span, distractibility, low frustration tolerance, impulsivity, and hypera...

Via American Institute Health Care Professionals
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This article give a basic easy to read laundry list of causes, symptoms, diagnosis and possible treatments for people with ADHD. It is basic and can give you a foundation to understand the disorder. There are a couple of things I think this article should include for example what characteristics appear in adults with ADHD. I would have also liked it to have more information about therapy that could be done with people with ADHD. I believe that a lot of people can benefit a lot from psychotherapy in conjunction with medication, instead of just medication alone.   

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#attentiondeficithyperactivitydisorder #traininginADHDcounseling  Here is a very good site about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.   It is worth a look if you are currently receiving training in ADHD counseling.   It covers the basics very well and it is all in one place.  

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Jesse Gurney: How attention deficit disorder affects my daily life - GW Hatchet (subscription)

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Jesse Gurney: How attention deficit disorder affects my daily life
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So let me tell you: ADHD is an attention problem that stems from hyperactivity, or being too hyper to focus on any one thing.
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What could be better than a person's personal account of how their ADHD has affected their life? I have heard of people selling Adderall for as a form to focus and get homework done or for other uses, but I had never heard of people actually going and trying to fake a ADHD diagnosis. I guess I could see the appeal if because it seems "easy" to pretend you have ADHD to get drugs but like Jesse said those that have it for real are not faking it and it just doesn't' affect school but every aspect of their lives. Thankfully for Jesse Adderall was able to help him focus on his thoughts and activites, but I wonder what of the those that the drugs don't work on?

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Before His Death, Father of ADHD Admitted it Was An Over ...

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ADD & ADHD are common diagnosis' being handed out to children who don't fall into the category of being 'normal' according to society's standards. Often diagnosed when in school, it is usually the children who are bored, ...
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This article is a fresh spin on the perspective that other people have on ADHD. In this article it explains how ADHD was never a real disorder and was never meant to be; it was just a theory.  The authors says that ADHD is merely a moneymaking ploy from Big Pharma to sell their product. It essentially says that children that are presumably diagnosed with ADHD are actually victims of the inflexible school system that we have. I think to some degree this is true some kids are just bored and want to learn something that they love and become restless, but I also think that it is not a fictitious disorder because there are some that do suffer from it on a neurological level. I do like this article because of its different perspective and opinion it gives the other hand of the issue.

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ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU - YouTube

Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon's Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Pro...
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This is a great TED talk about Stephen the presenter who has ADHD and how it affected him in his life! 

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