Adderall might have been a medication that was known to help people who had disorders with their focus and concentration, but today, the drug is known for far more than just its medical uses. The use of Adderall to be able to cope with normal life has become more prominent than ever, leading to a crisis that is hard to prevent. The use of Adderall to improve efficiency and focus is something that came to popularity after reports of athletes taking this to improve their productivity came … [Read more...] about Adderall: The Harmful Workplace Drug Employees Are Turning To
ADD and ADHD
ADD and ADHD is a chronic condition that includes attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. More than 3 million US cases are diagnosed each year. Treatment can help, but this condition cannot be cured. With treatment, this mental health disorder can last for several years or be a lifelong condition.
ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may also contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, difficulty at school and work, and in some cases can also cause the development of other mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
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I haven't had a chance to sit down and write a really honest, behind-the-scenes post in a while. I've kept quiet about things that were going on here at home but to be perfectly honest, I'm stressed as hell and I can't seem to get off this merry-go-round that has become my life. On February 6th, 5 days before my 50th birthday, my 17-year-old son, JW, was arrested for petty larceny, unlawful entry, and larceny of a firearm. Three days before that, he had a meltdown when we wouldn't allow him out … [Read more...] about A Peek Into the Life of Parenting a Teen with Bipolar Disorder
ADHD and ADD are attention deficit disorders that impact millions of children and adults across the United States. According to the CDC, around 11% of children in the United States have ADHD. If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, or you suspect that they will be, you may want to consider using essential oils to help reduce their symptoms. Lord knows that our family has tried everything under the sun! Many physicians prescribe patients Adderall and other prescription grade drugs to try to … [Read more...] about Surprise! Essential Oils Can Help ADHD
Raising a child with learning and attention issues is a journey. And it’s one that’s full of ups and downs, successes and challenges, questions and decisions. But what if your child is struggling and you do not even realize it IS a learning or attention issue? In the U.S., 1 in 5 children struggles with brain-based learning and attention issues that affect reading, writing, math, focus and organization. These issues are a lot more common than most people think, and while learning and attention … [Read more...] about #BeUnderstood Campaign: Generating Awareness About Learning and Attention Issues
Taking a dose of Ritalin or Adderall at school is a daily ritual for many ADD/ADHD students in the United States. That shouldn’t be a surprise because the number of cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD), also called attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is on the rise among children and teenagers, up 43 percent over an eight-year period, according to a recently published study by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Today, roughly 12 … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Heal ADD without Medication
My boys have always been active and their dad and I are constantly looking for ways to support them and nurture whatever activities they are interested in. Unfortunately, having a son with ADHD means that we need to look deeper into what our son likes, what interests him the most, and channel his energy. We've learned that what works for most athletes is not usually the case with an ADHD athlete. We are all “just a kid” from somewhere. I’m from Pottsville, PA. My boys are from Richmond, VA. … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need to Know to Support Your ADHD Athlete
Labor Day is around the corner, and for most families, that heralds the unofficial beginning of autumn. The temperatures will soon change, the leaves will be showing their vibrant colors, and the school buses will be tying up traffic once again. Many have already made the transition from summer fun and relaxed schedules to the endless list of things to do, adjustments to make, places to be, physical forms and exams to get, and much pouting and major meltdowns. That's just the parents! Imagine … [Read more...] about Top 4 Tips to Help Your Child #FallBackToSchool Easily
You made it through another school year - hopefully unscathed and with flying colors. Don't let your kids lose the ground that they gained this school year over the summer. Summer Learning Strategies for Kids with ADHD with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC June 24, 2015 @ 1pm ET Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, the foremost expert on youth and ADHD coaching, founder of JST Coaching, and author of Empowering Youth with ADHD, is joining us next week to share smart strategies to help … [Read more...] about Summer Learning and ADHD
Life in a House of Testosterone received What's the Deal with Teens and Time Management? mentioned below in exchange for this review. All opinions stated are my own. I first met Leslie Josel in August 2013 when I had the chance to review her Academic Planner that is specifically designed to help students with time management and to enable them to see their entire week at a glance. I use the same week-at-a-glance system to keep me organized, why shouldn't my children benefit from the same … [Read more...] about What’s the Deal with Teens and Time Management? by Leslie Josel
Warning: This is a rant post. I'm extremely agitated, I am extremely angry, and there will be cursing, screaming and teeth grinding. Continue at your own risk. The past month with both Jonathan and Tre has been an extreme challenge to say the very least. Issues with both of them at school - behavioral, academic, socially - in addition to problems with the two of them at home as well such as not doing their chores, expecting to receive everything and do nothing in return. Today was the … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons I Am My Kids Worst Nightmare
I have talked with my teen for the past three months about high school. At least once a week, we would talk about what would be expected of him, how whatever he did in high school would appear on his permanent transcript for future jobs and college to review if they choose to. How this was "real life" and the fact that I wanted him to do his best and not eff it up. The ADHD Teenager and Homework We're on the third week of school and he's flunking everything except for Graphic Arts and … [Read more...] about The ADHD Teenager and Homework
Whether or not your child takes a break from ADHD medication during the summer is something that is a personal choice that should be made with great care and consideration. Ask yourself, "Are my child's ADHD behaviors going to interfere with his/her success at summer camp or other vacation activities we have planned?" Personally speaking, in the eight years that Jonathan has taken medication for his ADHD, this year has been the first that I have considered allowing him to take a … [Read more...] about Taking a Break from ADHD Medication: Is It Right For Your Child?