Pesticides Linked to ADHD

Exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides before birth may be responsible for the increased susceptibility to attention disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  This is the conclusion of new research published in the journal Environmental Health Perspective.   These findings add strength to previous research that showed pesticides contributing to ADHD. Exposure to OP compounds may disrupt DNA replication and the growth of nerve…

Beat and Treat ADHD Without Drugs

ADHD is the term now used to describe children who have an attention disorder (ADD) with or without hyperactivity. Fortunately, such conditions may be prevented or improved with diet and supplementation, and without the use of risky mainstream drugs. Though ADHD may in part be a syndrome created to describe age-old problems and publicized in order to sell…

Cause of ADD and ADHD Discovered

Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also referred to as ADD or ADHD, are biological, brain based conditions  characterized by inattention, distractibility and/or hyperactive and impulsive behaviors.  These disorders develop in children and may continue into adolescence and adulthood.  If left untreated, they can lead to difficulty or failure at school or work, poor social relationships, antisocial behavior…

Behavior Shaping as Effective as Drugs for Treating ADHD

Behavioral shaping with immediate rewards can work in the same way as stimulant drugs such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall to treat ADHD, according to UK based research published in Biological Psychiatry. Researchers at Nottingham University have discovered that for children diagnosed with ADHD, rewarding positive behavior straight away, and penalizing impulsive behavior can normalize activity in…