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NIMH · What Causes ADHD?

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Causes of ADHD...

 

Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, although many studies suggest that genes play a large role. Like many other illnesses, ADHD probably results from a combination of factors. In addition to genetics, researchers are looking at possible environmental factors, and are studying how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment might contribute to ADHD.

 

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/what-causes-adhd.shtml


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A resource and community for those who are living with Adult ADD / ADHD. Scan our past posts for some excellent information and resources! We're not medical doctors, just experienced!

 

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NIMH · What Causes ADHD?

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Causes of ADHD...

 

Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, although many studies suggest that genes play a large role. Like many other illnesses, ADHD probably results from a combination of factors. In addition to genetics, researchers are looking at possible environmental factors, and are studying how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment might contribute to ADHD.

 

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/what-causes-adhd.shtml


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Seven Habits of Highly Effective ADHD Adults « Dr Hallowell

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1. Do what you’re good at. Don’t spend too much time trying to get good at what you’re bad at. You did enough of that in school.

2. Delegate what you’re bad at to others, as often as possible.

3. Connect your energy to a creative outlet.

4. Get well enough organized to achieve your goals. The key here is “well enough.” That doesn’t mean you have to be very well organized at all — just well enough organized to achieve your goals.

5. Ask for and heed advice from people you trust — and ignore, as best you can, the dream-breakers and finger-waggers.

6. Make sure you keep up regular contact with a few close friends.

7. Go with your positive side. Even though you have a negative side, make decisions and run your life with your positive side.


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» 13 Facts About People with ADHD - ADHD Man of Distraction

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Kelly Babcock, ADHD Man of Distraction

 

Facts about ADHD

ADHD exists ADHD is highly heritable

People with ADHD have value

People with ADHD have low self esteem and low self awareness

People with ADHD need to know that they are not alone

People with ADHD thrive with structure and encouragement, just like anyone else

People with ADHD cannot pay more attention just because you told them to

People with ADHD cannot pay less attention just because you told them to

People with ADHD will say inappropriate things

People with ADHD will do inappropriate things

People with ADHD will punish themselves for those things

People with ADHD will forget things, lose things, break things

Lastly, I’d like to point out the commonality in all these facts, people with ADHD – are People …

… we are.


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» 12 Best Tips for Coping with ADHD - World of Psychology

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can easily disrupt your daily life.

 

By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S.

 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms can easily disrupt your daily life. Fortunately, there are many ways you can successfully manage your symptoms.

Below, experts — some of whom have ADHD — share their best strategies.

 

1. Accept your diagnosis. ADHD is not a death sentence, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “It is simply a way the brain is wired.”

 

Accepting your diagnosis is key because it paves the way to positive action, such as learning about ADHD and finding strategies that work for you. As he said, “Acceptance does not mean that you love every aspect of something. It means that you recognize that it is what it is.”

 

Click through to read 11 more great tips… http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/06/07/12-best-tips-for-coping-with-adhd/

 


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Paying Attention to Adult ADHD | dailyRx

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Everyone has trouble focusing from time to time, but for those with ADHD, the issue can place a large amount of strain and struggle on everyday life.

 

Adult ADHD often exists with additional conditions and issues


Everyone has trouble focusing from time to time, but for those with ADHD, the issue can place a large amount of strain and struggle on everyday life.

 

Some who have the disorder as children grow out of it, but for adults who retain their ADHD symptoms, understanding the disorder in the context of adulthood takes on a new importance.


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Kids report ADHD meds are helping them, not changing them - Newsworks.org

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Kids report ADHD meds are helping them, not changing themNewsworks.orgTreating kids who have ADHD with stimulant drugs such as Ritalin often stirs up heated debates, but how do kids themselves feel about taking these medications?

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Good to hear the other side of this topic. My son feels BETTER with his medication & tells me when he needs his meds. The benefits should ALWAYS outweigh negatives when using RX as part of a treatment program. I always tell people that don't know any better, that if there's a change for "worse" with stimulant medications something needs to be adjusted-dosage, different type of rx, or a possible misdiagnosis.  

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Try a Lexercise Game Now

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The words used in Lexercise games are customized to the needs of each individual.


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My Life With Autism & ADD~ A 17 yr old explains what its like

This is an 18 minute long video about my life with Autism and ADD, i give out a speech which took me about a week to cover, I go over everything from social ...

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Dr. Hallowell's ADHD Summer Enrichment Camp

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I'd like to tell you about my week-long summer camp at The Leelanau School on the shores of Lake Michigan near Traverse City that runs from July 15 through July 19. 


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Adult ADHD: 50 Tips of Management | Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

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We break down the treatment of adult ADHD into five basic areas:

Diagnosis

Education

Structure, support, and coaching

Various forms of psychotherapy

Medication

 

In this pamphlet we will outline some general principles that apply both to children and adults concerning the non-medication aspects of the treatment of ADHD. One way to organize the non-medication treatment of ADHD is through practical suggestions or "tips" on management. Fifty such tips are presented below:

 

Insight and Education Be sure of the diagnosis. Make sure you're working with a professional who really understands ADHD and has excluded related or similar conditions such as anxiety states, agitated depression, hyperthyroidism, manic-depressive illness, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

Educate yourself. Perhaps the single most powerful treatment for ADHD is understanding ADHD in the first place. Read books. Talk with professionals. Talk with other adults who have ADHD. You'll be able to design your own treatment to fit your own version of ADHD.

 

Coaching. It is useful for you to have a coach, for some person near you to keep after you, but always with humor. Your coach can help you get organized, stay on task, give you encouragement or remind you to get back to work. Friend, colleague, or therapist (it is possible, but risky for your coach to be your spouse), a coach is someone to stay on you to get things done, exhort you as coaches do, keep tabs on you, and in general be in your corner. A coach can be tremendously helpful in treating ADHD.

 

Encouragement. ADHD adults need lots of encouragement. This is in part due to their having many self-doubts that have accumulated over the years. But it goes beyond that. More than the average person, the ADHD adult withers without encouragement and positively lights up like a Christmas tree when given it. They will often work for another person in a way they won't work for themselves. This is not "bad", it just is. It should be recognized and taken advantage of.

 

More: http://www.addresources.org/?q=node/253

 

Print a copy: http://www.addresources.org/?q=print/node/253

 


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ADHD and Computer Addictions

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Interview with Kevin Roberts about ADHD and cyber addictions.

 

ADHDers are more prone to addiction of all types, so they are particularly susceptible to cyber addictions that involve computers, video games, and the Internet.

 

More: http://add.about.com/od/relatedconditions/a/Adhd-And-Computer-Addictions.htm?nl=1


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8 Major Symptoms of ADHD in Adults | Online Psychology Degree ...

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was once thought to affect only children, but, as we now know, the primary characteristics of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity also afflicts adults.

 

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was once thought to affect only children, but, as we now know, the primary characteristics of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity also afflicts adults. Although some of the symptoms seen in children, such as hyperactivity, become more subtle with age, certain areas like self-control, self-motivation, and attention pose bigger challenges for adults with ADHD. Many adults who struggle with this condition learn to compensate for their weaknesses, but still experience problems with their career and relationships. ADHD affects many adults, and it’s something that no one truly outgrows, but help is available for those who want to know more about ADHD and start addressing their problems. Here are eight major symptoms of ADHD in adults: http://www.onlinepsychologydegree.net/2012/11/28/8-major-symptoms-of-adhd-in-adults/


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Students with ADHD Benefit from Exercise « Smart Kids With LD

A new study shows that students with ADHD perform better in school after a brief session of physical activity. wwwsmartkidswithld.org.

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» Surefire Strategies That Don’t Work for ADHD – And Some That Do - World of Psychology

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Knowing what works for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is just as important as knowing what doesn’t.

 

By MARGARITA TARTAKOVSKY, M.S.

 

Knowing what works for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is just as important as knowing whatdoesn’t. In fact, some of the tactics you’re using might even exacerbate your symptoms.

 

Whether it’s techniques that you’ve tried yourself or others have employed, below are seven surefire ways to unsuccessfully cope with ADHD. Plus, at the bottom you’ll find techniques that actually do work.

 

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/08/23/surefire-strategies-that-dont-work-for-adhd-and-some-that-do/


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Game On: Picking Sports for ADHD Children

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For children with attention deficit, not all sports are created equal. Here, find ideas for the best sports and activities for ADHD children and learn how to determine if a team or individual sport is best for your kid.

 

And the Winning Sports Are

The following common childhood sports are based on opportunities for distraction, level of physical contact, frustration factor, complexity of rules/strategies, and use of gross motor skills.

Gold Medal 
-- Swimming/Diving 
-- Martial Arts 
-- Tennis 
-- Gymnastics 
-- Wrestling 

Silver Medal
-- Soccer (Goalie position not recommended)
-- Fencing 
-- Horseback Riding 
-- Track Events 

Bronze Medal (recommended only with substantial modification) 
-- Baseball 

Losers (not recommended) 
-- Football 


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Charity workers in sensory garden appeal - The Press, York

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Charity workers in sensory garden appeal
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THE creators of a sensory garden for four young men with autism in York are appealing for help in finding materials.
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Apps For Autism: Communicating A Need To Fit In ~ Nerd News

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RT @Apps_for_Autism: Check this out guys! :D suggested to me by a follower :) Thank you so much @red1maria http://t.co/z60tSj1F

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Primitive Reflex Landau Reflex Superman for Autism, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, OCD Exercise 6 of 8

How to inhibit primitive reflexes for Autism, Asperger's, ADD, Auditory Processing & Sensory Processing Disorder http://www.autismrescueblog.com, How my son ...

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