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Older dads' kids more vulnerable to mental disorders

Older dads' kids more vulnerable to mental disorders | ADHD | Scoop.it
A child born to a father 45 or older is three and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, more than 13 times more likely to have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD ), and almost 25 times more likely to suffer from ...
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This is the weirdest. Haha. Old sperm problems I guess....

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Harvard Research Links Fluoridated Water to ADHD, Mental Disorders

Harvard Research Links Fluoridated Water to ADHD, Mental Disorders
For Related Articles and More Information, Please Visit OCA's Health Issues Page and our Fluoride: The Hidden Poison Page.
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I found this article a little sketchy-and personally way too progressive/activist for myself. I would love to see that actual research behind their claim. No doubt that the water we drink is processed and filled with who knows what, but I feel like a lot more kids would have ADHD and mental disorders if this was really a valid study. Water is a vital need for survival so literally everyone drinks it. 

I also don't know how the heck you would go about de-flourizing the public water we are given. It all just seems a little too hyped up for me I guess.

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Acetaminophen Use While Pregnant Leads to ADHD, Study Says - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22

Acetaminophen Use While Pregnant Leads to ADHD, Study Says - My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 | ADHD | Scoop.it
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Acetaminophen Use While Pregnant Leads to ADHD, Study Says
My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
It's long been touted as the safe pain reliever to take while pregnant: Acetaminophen.
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Another article supporting the Acetaminophen danger!! 

This is definitely recent, as in the last few days.

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Should You Consider Medication in the Treatment of ADHD? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Should You Consider Medication in the Treatment of ADHD? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | ADHD | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Should You Consider Medication in the Treatment of ADHD?
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This article was great because it's what I am writing my research paper on! I am really curious about treatment plans and which are most helpful in the long run (as opposed to a quick fix). I loved this quote from the doctor spoken of in the article-

"In my professional opinion — after treating hundreds of ADHD cases since the 1990s — medication is a tool that allows many children with ADHD to benefit from other educational, behavioral and psychological treatments and thus function better in their lives. It’s not for everyone, and is not a magic bullet, but for children who have been appropriately diagnosed, it can mean the difference between success and failure." 

It's cool that she recognizes that medication isn't magic, and cannot always fix the problem. However it can be a helpful step towards having more success in CBT and psychosocial therapies.

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Antipsychotics helpful in subset of kids with ADHD - Fox News

Antipsychotics helpful in subset of kids with ADHD - Fox News | ADHD | Scoop.it
Antipsychotics helpful in subset of kids with ADHD
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An increasing number of kids with ADHD are not only taking stimulants to control their attention issues – but are being put on powerful antipsychotics like Abilify and Risperdal to control.
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This study/experiment was super interesting! Instead of voicing for therapy vs. meds (and vice versa) it included both of the treatments, and the benefits they had when used together! I think this is a topic worth pursuing with more research.

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Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs: Psychopaths, have ADHD...

Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs: Psychopaths, have ADHD... | ADHD | Scoop.it
This one minute video on the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, states that they can be psychopaths, have ADHD and live in the middle of nowhere (RT @TheCultureist: Minute MBA: Entrepreneurs are Psychopaths, have ADHD and Don’t Live...
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First, I really like any of these graphicly organized videos. Second, I thought both the "psychopath" and the "ADHD" assumptions were interesting. I'd definitely be interested in learning more about those two characteristics.

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Think Food Doesn’t Affect Behavior? You’ve Got to Read This.

Think Food Doesn’t Affect Behavior? You’ve Got to Read This. | ADHD | Scoop.it

An experiment on the effects of food on behavior done by the British TV series, The Food Hospital, produced shocking results. Party food loaded with sugar, artificial coloring, and other additives has the power to turn your lovely, cooperative child into a badly behaved, physically aggressive youngster


Via Cottesloe Naturopathic Clinic
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I feel like the 'party food loaded with sugar' is an implied energy booster for pretty much anyone, let alone children. But I found the studies focus on certain artificial coloring, and other additives contributing to behavior was interesting. Can we really help our children simply by adjusting their diet to a more 'clean' plan?

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Children in Britain aged 5 – 9 attended a party. They were split into two groups: Group One: was fed healthy options such as apple slices, carrot sticks, sandwiches, hummus, etc. and was given water to drink.Group Two: received the usual party fair: candy, potato chips, and soda, all containing loads of sugar, artificial coloring, and other additives. The children’s ability to follow instruction, concentrate, and remember information was then measured as they played party games, and their actions were carefully recorded. You may be surprised by what they found...

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How Foods Can Impact ADHD - ADHD Center - Everyday Health

How Foods Can Impact ADHD - ADHD Center - Everyday Health | ADHD | Scoop.it
Scientific research has linked several foods to ADHD. Learn about foods that can worsen ADHD symptoms and shouldnt be part of your ADHD diet.
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I thought it was interesting that they highlighted more than just "junk foods" full of sugar and other additives that are frankly unhealthy for anyone and everyone; but they also talk about foods like frozen vegetables and fish and their effects on ADHD patients.

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The Steady Drip: Surge in ADHD diagnoses gets a red flag

The Steady Drip: Surge in ADHD diagnoses gets a red flag | ADHD | Scoop.it
Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the researchers noted treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) had risen massively in recent years, even though its causes are unclear and drugs can have ...
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This is interesting because it addresses the 'fad' of ADHD and how some children may be taking harmful drugs with out realistic need.

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Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD? - Medical Xpress

Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD? - Medical Xpress | ADHD | Scoop.it
Can an app help make life easier for children with ADHD?
Medical Xpress
Now researchers are looking at whether technology such as digital calendars and smartwatches can also provide support for children with autism and ADHD.
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This actually sounds very intriguing. I know that my brother, who we suspect 'suffers' from ADHD LOVES technology. He lives for the weekends when my parents allow him to play on the ipad or the tablet. As he gets older, and if this study proves to be helpful, I would love to see my parents get him some kind of device that could help him manage his time and organize his life better. I feel like in this new technological era, this is an important advancement that could end up being very beneficial to kids. 

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Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You ...

Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You ... | ADHD | Scoop.it
“When I can't pay attention, I really can't pay attention,” says Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 singer recently revealed that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a “Own Your ADHD” PSA. Levine wanted to share his ...
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This is a pretty neat article. I think for anyone out there suffering from any disorder/disease it is always encouraging to see and hear the stories of people similar to you that have overcome the disorder and found success. I think it's really relevant for children or young teens who are struggling in school and feeling like they will always be a failure. 

It also highlights ways to help manage ADHD outside of a pharmaceutical stand point. A lot of people are afraid of the medications so this could be really comforting to read. 

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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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This article was a little earth shattering to me for two reasons,

1) I just finished researching causes of ADHD and none of them mentioned this study (I am assuming that it is extremely new), and the only other 'prenatal' cause was smoking. So it was crazy to put tylenol and a cigarette on the same level of danger.

2) As an athlete I live on ibuprofen and tylenol, so I can not even imagine going through a pregnancy where by feet swell and my back hurts and not being able to take any pain relievers in fear of harming my baby! 

I am really looking forward to seeing where this study goes, and I will probably keep tabs on it. 

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ADHD Experts Re-evaluate Zeal for Drugs - Mercola

ADHD Experts Re-evaluate Zeal for Drugs - Mercola | ADHD | Scoop.it
The use of ADHD drugs in children is one of the most controversial topics in medicine, especially now that its primary support for use is in question.
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This article was cool because it highlighted the ways that pharmecuetical companies used studies that backed drugs as more effective as a marketing technique. Thus resulting in way too many drugs being illicited to people with ADHD.

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5 Ways ADHD Can Affect Your Child’s Social Life

5 Ways ADHD Can Affect Your Child’s Social Life | ADHD | Scoop.it
Children with ADHD often face social challenges in addition to other issues. Here are five examples of how ADHD affects social skills and behavior, and how you can help. (5 ways #ADHD can affect your child's social life--and how you can help.
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These were super interesting. I have a younger brother who we suspect has ADHD, and this things fit his social life all too well.

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From ADHD Kid to Olympic Gold Medalist | Psychology Today

From ADHD Kid to Olympic Gold Medalist | Psychology Today | ADHD | Scoop.it
When parents are intimidated by a doctor's ADHD diagnosis, they believe that medication is the only solution and don't look for alternatives. This is the reason that twenty-three million prescriptions for ADHD medications are ...

Via Gabriella Hajdu
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This was really cool! I do think it would be beneficial if we could get rid of the negative connotation of ADHD. And usually kids with ADHD are passionate about something, I think if we could help develop their passion, their confidence could be built, and they can learn appropriate ways to focus their minds on other responsibilities like school.

 

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This Is What It Is Like to Be an Adult with ADHD

This Is What It Is Like to Be an Adult with ADHD | ADHD | Scoop.it
When I was in college, the war on drugs had just launched.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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"My ending, if you will, is to just say that if you are reading this and know any people who seem to have similar issues, please understand that those people are not out to hurt you. They want nothing more than to have the ability to remember, to relax, to know what it's like to feel like their world has a modicum of order. And most of all, they truly are sorry. "

I thought this was interesting as presented the frustrations of ADHD during adulthood. However, I also found it interesting that this woman felt the need to apologize for something that was completely out of her control. I think it would be an idea to note that perhaps the general public should be more educated to decrease these apologetic feelings.

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Paying Attention to ADHD Warning Signs in Children - PR Newswire (press release)

Paying Attention to ADHD Warning Signs in Children
PR Newswire (press release)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan.
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I found this really interesting, because it addressed the idea of misdiagnosing, and missed diagnosing. It gives a nice list of specific systems to help parents maybe recognize that their child has ADHD.

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ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix - Forbes

ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix - Forbes | ADHD | Scoop.it
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ADHD: The High Price Of A Quick, Quick Fix
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At long last, the scientific research community is rethinking a 20-year old study about the benefits of medicating ADHD with stimulants like Ritalin.
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I like this article because it advocates for those people who have chosen not to use medication to "dull" down their ADHD children. Having seen both the positive and negative effects of ADHD through my friends and family, I agree with the author of this article, in that as a society we should re-evalute how often we turn to medication as opposed to other treatments. 

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