Strategies for managing ADHD at school

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by Albert Richert, Jr., MD – Most environments that are set up for studying are quiet and focused with distractions kept to a minimum. In other words, opposite of what stimulates a student with ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For students with ADHD, school can present a challenge. Staying on task, listening to the teacher, […]

Suggestions on How to Handle Hyperactivity in Kids with ADHD

Because of their hyperactivity, kids with ADHD can have a hard time in school, where sitting still is nonnegotiable.

by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. – Hyperactive kids with ADHD are always on the go, according to Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. It’s like they have a motor winding them up. “Words like ‘Energizer Bunny,’ ‘Speedy Gonzalez’ and the ‘Roadrunner’ are common nicknames […]

Exercise May Become an Alternative to ADHD Drug Treatment

Exercise may be an alternative to drug treatment.

A few minutes of exercise a day can help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do better at school, according to a small new study. The findings suggest that exercise could provide an alternative to drug treatment. While drugs have proven largely effective in treating children with ADHD, many parents and doctors are concerned about the […]

Don’t do This for Kids with ADHD

Common parenting strategies like time-outs may not work for kids with ADHD.

by Margarita Tartakovsky – Experts reveal fruitless tactics for kids with ADHD. Some of these approaches aren’t just ineffective; they can exacerbate symptoms or impede progress. Whether you’re a parent, loved one or teacher of a child with ADHD, here’s what doesn’t work — and a few tips that do. 1. Unsuccessful strategy: Assuming ADHD […]

Liquid ADHD Medication Gets FDA Approval

This new treatment would relieve some patient's problem swallowing pills.

by Rick Nauert – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) is now a common diagnosis with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that almost one in ten (9.5 percent) children aged 4-17, has at some time, received a diagnosis of ADHD. Common treatment strategies for ADHD  include cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmaceuticals. The Food and […]