More brain differences seen between girls, boys with ADHD

SAN FRANCISCO — Girls and boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder don’t just behave differently. Parts of their brains look different, too. Now, researchers can add the cerebellum to that mismatch. For boys, symptoms of the disorder tend to include poor impulse control and disruptive behavior. Girls are more likely to have difficulty staying focused on one…

10 Signs of ADHD in Children

Though many children show some of the following behaviors, a child exhibiting many or all of these signs may have ADHD. Though this does not necessarily mean your child has ADHD, parents who have noticed many of these behaviors should discuss any concerns with their physician. Inability to sustain attention Obviously children are not the most…

Prescription pill bill could affect kids and adults on ADHD medication

Georgia lawmakers could create an unintended side effect while trying to fight the opioid epidemic. Sydney Slaven and her husband have adopted four children and are currently fostering two others. Several children she’s taken in, including her oldest son, have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorders. “Every time I look at my planner for the…

8 Healthy Snacks for Kids With ADHD

Snacks and ADHD Like all kids, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to eat a healthy diet, and that includes choosing healthy snacks. But feeding kids who have ADHD can be extra challenging for several reasons. First, medications can decrease their appetite. Second, kids who experience hyperactivity expend more energy and may need…

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes. In fact, we actually love Calvin BECAUSE of his ADHD traits. Calvin’s imagination, creativity, energy, lack of attention, and view of the world are the gifts that Mr….