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Using Meditation to Cope with ADHD

Using Meditation to Cope with ADHD

Many people don’t know this, but you can use meditation to cope with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD is defined as a neurological disorder which manifests itself in behavioural symptoms such as lack of concentration, impulsivity and hyperactivity. But for the people who live with the disorder, things can feel more complicated than this. It can be hard to know where personality ends and ADHD begins, and, as an “invisible illness,” people with ADHD can face judgement and accusations that they are simply making excuses for themselves. Coping with ADHD can be done through meditation, however.

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Why Do Kids Have Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)?

Why Do Kids Have Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD)?

Is attention-deficit disorder (ADD) caused by genetics, as is often reported, or is it due to factors related to home environment, as another new study has indicated?

If the question on everyone’s lips right now in the ADD community is nature or nurture, the answer is: a little of both.

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Destructive Effects of Adult ADHD

Destructive Effects of Adult ADHD

The effects of adult ADHD can be so destructive, especially when mixed with depression. So many times, we hear the symptoms of adult ADHD described simplistically. You know them:

  • Inattention
  • Boredom
  • Impulsiveness
  • Anger Issues

The list goes on, but what people don’t understand is that these symptoms, taken in their entirety, can have a profoundly negative impact on the person with adult ADHD.

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Helping Your ADHD Child with Homework

Helping Your ADHD Child with Homework

Homework is difficult for most children and it’s even harder for children with ADHD. But there are ways to handle homework problems and keep the frustrations and hassles to a minimum. It’s all about planning ahead and being organized. If you start out early and set the ground rules, your child doesn’t need to endure the usual homework frustrations and problems.

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