Study: Walking to School Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

September 27, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Sometimes, the simple, everyday things can reduce problems caused by ADHD symptoms. A new study done by the Health IT company Intelligent Health discovered that the negative effects of inattention and similar symptoms can be prevented simply by having children walk to school.


Study: Parents’ Goals Tied ADHD Treatment Choice

September 20, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Defining the goals of ADHD treatment is the most important first step to seeking help for your child. Before anyone can decide on a treatment for your child, you need to figure out which symptoms need to be addressed immediately and which ones can wait. Only then can a program be designed to address your child’s unique circumstances.

Just recently, I found a study that examined parents’ treatment goals – a topic that has rarely been published in academic journals before. While it doesn’t take a research team to determine that goals influence treatment, it was interesting to discover which goals lead to choosing ADHD medications over ADHD natural treatments.


ADHD College Freshmen: 4 Tips for a Successful First Semester

September 13, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

The first week of college is busy and exciting: moving to a dorm or apartment, adjusting to a new environment, academic challenges, and making new friends. In this midst of all this activity, it’s important to make sure you’re ready for a solid start – especially if you’re a college freshman struggling with ADHD. Here are 4 tips for key areas to get a successful first semester on the way.


Boys with ADHD are More Likely to Have Asthma

September 6, 2013 by Dr. Yannick Pauli

Stimulants are an inadequate treatment for ADHD because children with the disorder have problems that go way beyond their brain and behaviour. Research shows that they are vulnerable to conditions that target other body systems and have issues with fine motor coordination, allergies, and upper respiratory tract infections. More recently, a new published study discovered that boys with ADHD are more likely to also have asthma, skin infections, and allergies than those without the disorder.