Beef patties, hot dogs, potato salad made using mayonnaise, chip dips made with sour cream – or burgers made with ground turkey, brisket, grilled fajitas, mini-club sandwiches, salsa or guacamole and tostada chips, fruit salads and vegetable dippers? The healthier food is just as tasty.
If my son were to be enrolled in an ADHD case study, it would be for one where participants are not taking an ADHD medication. I’m going to be watching, encouraging, reminding and pushing him for longer than I did his big brother. Every day is a new learning experience.
“What if ADHD meds don’t work on my child?” – is a reasonable question if stimulant and non-stimulant medications have not helped an ADHD child. But all is not lost in these situations as there are plenty of other ways to treat this disorder. Read on to find out more.
What are the different kinds of ADHD? In a nutshell, they include inattentive, impulsive, distractible and hyperactive subtypes. Each diagnosis is different for each person–one may have inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive while another may suffer from hyperactive and impulsive ADHD.
“Reeves, you missed the information about today’s staff meeting, didn’t you?” As Reeves hears this question, he tries to think back–when was the staff meeting announced–and how could he have missed that news, yet again? Reeves contends with adult ADD inattention on a daily basis.
Children who experience periods of hyperactivity, mood swings, and irritability may suffer from ADHD mood disorders. How intense is the child’s mood? Do the moods come and go with no apparent connection to what is happening in the child’s life? Are the moods consistent or episodic?
Hyperactivity in adults–is this simply a carryover from childhood, the sign of someone who needs to be in constant motion–or is it a symptom of adult ADHD? If the adult with ADHD learns how to treat and manage symptoms, hyperactivity doesn’t have to detract from a full and productive life.
Parents want a good ADHD prognosis for their child, once they receive a definite diagnosis. Seeing the child struggle with relationships at home, in the neighborhood and in school is not easy. Schoolwork is sometimes another struggle. Treatment is key.
ADD children need lots of support, intervention, and attention. They also need lots of love, reassurance and positive feedback, which you and your spouse or partner should be able to provide.
How to assist an ADHD child with impulsivity issues — while it’s hard enough parenting a child who does NOT have ADHD, the special challenges posed by a child with this disorder makes parenting even more difficult.
Are the symptoms of ADHD in young adults the same as or different from the symptoms observed in a child? The young adult has college, family and work to deal with, along with figuring out how to interact with others in a way that benefits everybody. This may not always be easy.
How does asthma connect to post-nasal drip? That icky, drippy sensation of nasal secretions dripping down your throat is very uncomfortable. Add an asthma attack to that and you’re feeling even worse. There is a connection between asthma and post-nasal drip.
Young children who suddenly start vomiting with few symptoms of illness may be suffering from Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. This syndrome of constant vomiting in children may be connected with migraine headaches in some cases. Children do outgrow this condition as they enter their teen years.
The characteristics of children with ADHD vary from child to child. Some are more active than others while the child down the street seems to visit the emergency room at least once a month.
You work out with the best of intentions, wanting to lose or control your weight and make yourself more physically fit. As in past attempts, shortly after you started an exercise session, you developed an asthma attack. Learn why physical activity causes asthma.