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“Can video games fight ADHD?”

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This May 29, 2015 article on the cbcradio website talks about video games and ADHD and explains how some games can help improve symptoms  while others bypass ADHD symptoms.

“ADHD Med Helps Women with Cognitive Challenges of Menopause”

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This article on Psych Central was last reviewed on June 12, 2015 and discusses a recent study that could offer hope to women in menopause who experience executive function based cognitive issues, not attributed to any other condition, could benefit from medication used to treat ADHD to improve their ability to act effectively with regards to executive function.  The symptoms seen are very similar to those experienced by people with ADHD.

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the lit...

English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“ADHD and Spring Cleaning: 10 Survival Tips”

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This May 7, 2008 Health Central article talks a little about tips for folks who have ADHD and are considering doing some spring cleaning offering things to consider about how to approach it and things to ask yourself as you consider the task.

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English: Spring Cleaning on the River Teviot This Vacuum Cleaner must have been washed up after the Snow melt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD”

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This September 16, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about studies showing a difference in the brain connections of someone with ADHD when compared to the brain connections of someone who doesn’t have ADHD.  While the study needs more research, it is felt that this may lead to better diagnosis of ADHD, and could also benefit people with other disorders like Schizophrenia.

“ADHD Medications Won’t Stunt Kids’ Growth, Study Finds”

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This September 3, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that seems to be showing that the stimulant medications typically prescribed to treat ADHD do not put children at risk of having their growth stunted.

“New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications”

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This August 28, 2014 PR Newswire article talks about a newly formed coalition in Pennsylvania aimed at not only better understanding why ADHD medications get misused or redirected for non-

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English: Symptoms of ADHD described by the literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

medical purposes, but also to attempt to make it more difficult for these medications to be misused or diverted in the college setting.

“Single Gene Mutation May Predispose to ADHD”

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This June 11, 2014 post on the Medical Research and News: MedicalResearch.com blog talks about research being done that is showing that a single gene mutation could be a huge factor in why some people have ADHD and others don’t.  there is speculation that the same gene effecting ADHD may be tied to Schizophrenia also, but more research is needed to better understand this link and what can be done to correct it.

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English: Medicine “Strattera” (eg. used to treat ADD/ADHD) Svenska: Läkemedlet “Strattera” (som bl.a. används mot besvär av ADD/ADHD) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Stimulant treatment for ADHD may also reduce smoking risk”

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This May 12, 2014 article found on the MNT website talks about a possible link between treating kids who have ADHD with stimulants and a decreased risk of starting smoking.  While researchers aren’t clear on why this connection exists and feel more research is needed to figure out the link, they do feel there is some connection between the two things even if they don’t understand it yet.

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English: Adderall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests”

 

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This April 25, 2014 Heath Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about recent research that seems to show that Ritalin can aid in increasing self-control.  While they aren’t sure about why this happens they are seeing evidence that it does happen.

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“Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds”

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This April 21, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about an Australian study that may show that kids with ADHD may have a harder time with understanding language than what kids without ADHD do.

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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