Attention Problems and ADHD



Exercise May Lead to Better School Performance for Kids with ADHD

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out distractions and focus on a task after a single bout of exercise.

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Regular ‘Green Time’ Linked to Milder ADHD Symptoms

A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report.

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Brain Training Helps Children with ADD and ADHD

It seems as if all and sundry are being diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) or “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) these days. It is all too easy to put a label on behaviours that don’t conform to the norm; what do these behaviours actually mean and what can be done to treat them?

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Paediatric Ritalin Use May Affect Developing Brain, Study Suggests

Use of the ADHD drug Ritalin by young children may cause long-term changes in the developing brain, suggests a study of very young rats by a research team at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

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Television Exposure Associated with Attention Problems in Children

Early television exposure in children ages 1-3 is associated with attention problems at age seven, according to a study from Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle published in Pediatrics. The study revealed that each hour of television watched per day at ages 1-3 increases the risk of attention problems, such as ADHD, by almost 10 percent at age seven.

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