As of 2016 more than 6 million children in the U.S. had ADHD (CDC), and that number has likely only increased over the past five years. ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a common neurological disorder that causes children (and adults) to be easily distracted, have difficulty paying attention or lose focus, or act impulsively.
How much do you know about ADHD? There’s a fair chance that someone in your immediate circle is affected by it. According to a recent study in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), roughly one in ten children and teens in the U.S. face challenges of this common neurodevelopmental disorder. The CDC also says
A new study suggests that excessive video gaming could contribute to ADHD symptoms. With the popularity of video games, especially Fortnite, at an all-time high among kids and teenagers, parents may want to start paying attention to the amount of gaming going on at home. Research recently published in the Journal of the American Medical
For most parents, the idea of their teenager learning to drive is, well, scary. Add in the challenges associated with ADHD, a learning disorder, or autism, and anxiety can skyrocket. A recent study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics showed that teens with ADHD are about one-third more likely to be involved in a car
Summer is often thought as the time to relax — “freedom” from school and jam-packed after-school schedules. But for some kids, especially those with ADHD, autism, and other special needs who crave structure, that very freedom and the slower summer pace can be unnerving. Here are five tips to help you structure your summer days:
Kids diagnosed with ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, may take longer to get a good night sleep, says a recent study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Sleep Research. While the results are not surprising, what the study does not confirm is whether or not the existing sleeping problems are contributing to ADHD or vice versa.