Is There a Link Between ADHD and Acne?

March 30, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

New research just uncovered an unlikely sign of ADHD – acne.

At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, Canadian psychiatrist Madhulika A. Gupta, MD recommended screening acne patients for ADHD, especially if they exhibit classic symptoms such as impulsive behavior and inattention. According this his study, teens and adults with acne are more likely to have ADHD than those suffering from other types of skin problems.

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ADHD Parenting: Breaking Bad Habits

March 24, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

There is a lot of biological truth behind the statement “breaking the habit.” The developing brain of a child is made up of electrical wires, which forge connection between nerves that record patterns of association. These patterns of association are the things that make up an experience – for instance, feeling anxious and relieving this anxiety through pulling out hair. Such patterns can be common among children with ADHD. Parenting these behaviors is important because patterns become habits when they are done repeatedly.  Once a child has a habit, he or she performs the action automatically, without giving it a second thought.

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ADHD Symptoms Affected by Seasonal Allergies

March 16, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

Ever wonder why you child’s ADHD symptoms seem worse during spring? Doctors from the Long Island College Hospital recently discovered that seasonal allergies can aggravate the symptoms of ADHD.  It’s long been established that children with ADHD are more likely to suffer from allergies than children without, and these findings provide growing support for a rigorous evaluation period and drug-free, natural ADHD management.

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ADHD Diet: Five Secrets to Cooking Gluten-Free Casein-Free

March 9, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

If your child is on the gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) ADHD diet, you’re probably racking your brain thinking of ways to cook without wheat or dairy.  The good news is that supermarkets and grocery stores now stock up on ready-made GFCF mixes or prepared foods. There’s also a new trend towards GFCF bakeries for parents who’d like to give their ADHD child a sweet treat every once in a while.  The downside to these new products is that they often cost quite a bit of money and go beyond many families’ allocated budget for groceries. If you’d rather prepare GFCF foods yourself, here are some tips that will make cooking for your family a whole lot easier.

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5 Things ADHD Teens Need to Know Before Moving Out

March 6, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

A person’s late teens is an exciting time that brings about major life changes and personal growth.  From decisions about college to choices about your career, there are so many possibilities ahead that you may feel overwhelmed.  As someone with struggling with ADHD, however, there are additional concerns and responsibilities you need to be aware of when you move out of the house and enter the first part of adult life.

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ADHD Natural Treatment: Meditation Tips for Kids

March 4, 2012 by Dr.Yannick Pauli

You’re probably familiar with the benefits of meditation for stressed out adults, but have you heard about the ways meditation can help children with ADHD? As an ADHD natural treatment, meditation teaches children to reign in their impulses, provides them with clarity, and helps them recover from the pressures of school. All children need to find ways to center themselves so they can focus, learn discipline, and feel positive about themselves. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your ADHD child could have better focus in the classroom and feel at peace?  Here are a few tips that will show you how to make meditation a part of your ADHD child’s life.

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