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For decades, stimulants have been used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescents, improving a wide range of cognitive functions. Researchers, however, were not clear as to the mechanisms causing efficiency in the use of stimulants.

In a new study, conducted at The State University of New York at Buffalo, researchers cleared up some speculation on how the use of certain stimulants, like methylphenidate (MPH), reforms cognitive functions to diminish symptoms.

Summary: Adults with ADHD feel empowered performing creative tasks that can help them with a job, researchers report. Source: University of Michigan.

People often believe those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder face challenges that could hinder future employment, but a University of Michigan study found that adults with ADHD feel empowered doing creative tasks that could help them on the job.

Children in England and especially girls are being under-treated, not over-medicated, for ADHD, new figures obtained by the Guardian suggest.

In June, Ofsted’s chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, claimed too many children were being given Ritalin, the main drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She said reliance on drugs meant behavioural problems were not being addressed.

Two Groups 10-12yrs & 13-17yrs

Organised by HADD-ADHD Ireland, this unique Halloween camp will be facilitated by a professional production crew, for young people with ADHD and their siblings.

Young people will learn all about film making, teamwork, creativity, problem solving and a whole lot more! Participants will be guided through interactive workshops on all aspects of film making, from writing the script to shooting the movie. Also participating in positive peer to peer relationships, mindfulness & healthy eating sessions.

This is the story of the day Dr Edward Hallowell was conceived: his severely bipolar father had mistakenly been given leave from a mental hospital. He arrived home and “decided, for no apparent reason that he wanted to murder my mother”. Hallowell’s mum – an alcoholic who was “amazing at handling men, it was her great talent in life” – somehow persuaded her husband to “make love” instead.

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