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The ADHD Spectrum? A New Look at Attention, Impulsivity, and Language

Recent research suggests that characteristic symptoms of ADHD may be part of a natural spectrum. This new view could impact psychiatric diagnoses, and society’s view of “normal” attention, impulsivity, and language skills. Just as autism is diagnosed on a spectrum, a new study proposes taking an umbrella approach when categorizing ADHD and its symptoms…

October 23, 2014 | 4:54 pm Jimi

ADHD Medication Abuse

I have been thinking about the abuse and misuse of ADHD medication. And here I’m referring to the official, approved, doctor prescribed, legally obtained medications, stimulant and otherwise. Like 99% of people with ADD who eventually try medication, I was reluctant to rely on a ‘crutch.’ I was worried I’d become addicted, that it would kill my creativity, turn me into a hop-head…

October 9, 2014 | 12:02 pm Jimi

Find Your Village

As parents, we tend to rely on the support of our “village” to help us raise our kids. We appreciate the give and take of a local support network. “Can I drop that off for you on my way home?” “Can you pick up this child for me?” It’s a kind of a dance. We learn to ask for help, and depend on each other. But sometimes – all too often – your village doesn’t quite know what to do with your ADHD child, or with you. You find yourself bouncing from village to village, or sitting on the outside, looking for a way to fit in…

October 3, 2014 | 10:35 am Jimi

New ADHD Test

Science is about facts. Right? The scientific facts confirm what’s actually true. Sometimes. But as any criminal lawyer or parent of teens will tell you, facts are tricky things. For example, in space there is no gravity… right? Which is why astronauts can float. But then if there is no gravity in space, what holds the moon in orbit? And what keeps the astronauts circling the earth?…

September 26, 2014 | 11:32 am Rick Green

Galileo, ADHD Medications, & Reality

October is ADHD Awareness Month and we’re presenting a very special, 3 part webinar series with Rick Green and Dr. Charles Parker. The following blog entry outlines what will be presented, special offers for participants and links to register. Hope you can join us for this series!…

September 23, 2014 | 1:00 pm Jimi
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