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The image is of San Francisco Giants’ Andres Torres hittting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Clayton Mortensen during the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game in Denver.
There is a new documentary coming out on how new New York Mets player Andres Torres managed his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to become a World Series winner with the San Francisco Giants in 2010. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey file)
I came across this website. It’s a resource guide for the USA. I quote:
“The purpose of this page is to help guide students, educators, parents, and professionals who would like to expand their knowledge on ADHD. You will find a variety of self-help links that will direct you to general information, statistics, current research, clinical trials, non-profit organizations, support groups, therapists’ directory, videos, and articles.”
Traditionally, the majority of research results suggested that a region of the brain known as the pre-frontal cortex, situated behind the forehead, controls many of the behaviors and traits associated with ADHD, however, with the aid of neuroimaging techniques, neurologists and neuroscientists have been able to map additional neural mechanisms responsible for ADHD symptoms more accurately.
There is no doubt that most parents of children diagnosed with ADHD issues want to be supportive and believe that they are. And, they are.
It is, however, very exasperating living with a child or children who exhibit ADHD behaviours. For this reason, it is necessary to have breaks away, even if just a few hours per day, and share the load.
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I found this article elaborating on the dangers of energy drinks. I wanted to share it with you.
I says that: “Children with existing health or emotional issues are most at risk, but even healthy kids can begin to show such health and emotional symptoms from too much of this acute energy ‘high’.”
Go to the link to read more.
Recently, I read this article. It highlights the need to a full understanding of what ADHD is and what ADHD is not. Equally, it highlights the absolute necessity of appreciating the circumstances of what is considered behaviour that requires diagnosing of any sort of condition that lead to the administering of mind-debilitating drugs.
No child should have mind-debilitating drugs administered for convenience sake alone.
It is written by Umar R. Abdullah-Johnson who is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Political Scientist, Educator and Orator.
Of equal interest are the comments people write in about articles.
The recent studies measuring children’s impulsive hand movements control ability may lead to insights into the brain-based differences of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) children.
The scientists from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have carried out a joint research on children with ADHD. They performed a sequential finger- tapping experiments on children with ADHD and twice the amount of unintentional extra movements were recorded in ADHD children, in comparison to the normal children.
In other study, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used to give stimulation to brain cells with mild magnetic pulses, to produce muscle activity in children’s hand. The test was performed on 49 children with ADHD and 49 without ADHD. The results revealed that children with ADHD show 40% degree of less inhibition as compared to the normal children.
Stewart Mostofsky, MD of Center of Autism and Related Disorders at Kenney Krieger Institute has said that research result reveals great difficulty these children face, in exercising control and inhibition over unintentional action and behavior, even at unconscious level. Read more »
Psychiatric drugs are a big business in the United Kingdom — and business is booming.
The number of prescriptions for psychostimulants has soared 187 percent since 1994, now totalling some three quarters of a million. The stimulant market in the UK now tops £33 million a year.
The media often trumpets the “wonders” of such drugs, extolling them for the treatment of childhood learning and emotional “problems” and “disabilities.” And all the while we are told these drugs are “safe and effective” for children.
But are they? (Taken from Phillip Day – Weekly Health Tip 15/11/2010)
Children who display ADHD behaviours generally have a very sensitive constitution, which means, as a parent you need to be very aware of what your child is eating and how it could be affecting their behaviour.
Recently I received some information from Michael Lovitch of the Hypnosis Network about the additives in foods that are designed to make them have a longer shelf life, but the side effect is that they confuse the body to the point that they can cause obesity. This occurs as the ingredients are designed to make you crave the foods more.
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