Can adults have ADHD?

… (Wellbutrin), which affects the brain chemical dopamine, showed benefits for adults with ADHD.28 Older antidepressants, called tricyclics, sometimes are used because they, like stimulants or atomoxetine, affect the brain chemical norepinephrine. Adult prescriptions for stimulants and other medications require special considerations. For example, adults often require other medications for physical problems, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or for anxiety and depression. Some of these …

ADHD and Sleep – Could Lack of Sleep Play A Role In ADHD Symptoms?

… focus or concentration, hyperactivity/restlessness, and depression. Children in the study lost on average 16 minutes of REM sleep each night. Rapid eye movement sleep is the dream stage of sleep that happens only we you are in a deep sleep state. Some experts believe that it is the time the brain uses to rebalance and restore levels of brain chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters. This point is particularly important for those with ADHD due to the link between the neurotransmitters …

Finally Unraveling The Mystery Of The Causes Of ADHD In Children Could Become A Reality

… but the answers are within our grasp and most experts believe that this ongoing mystery will be solved in the next ten years.  Recent research points to the likelihood that ADHD, which is thought to affect 10 percent of school aged children, is most often causes by biological factor in the brain. Specifically imbalances and the inactivity of the brain chemical norepinephrine, dopamine and to a lesser degree serotonin. Brain scan technology has allowed researchers to catch a glimpse of what is …

4 Causes of Attention Deficit Disorder

… times as likely to have it themselves. Researchers are investigating genes that are involved with the brain chemical ‘dopamine’. People with ADD/ADHD seem to have lower quantities of dopamine. Children with lower levels of dopamine in the brain, seem to have thinner brain tissue in areas which control attention. However, this condition is not permanent. As the child grows, these brain tissues will grow into normal brain tissues and most of the symptoms of ADD will disappear. Brain …

10 Common Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder Children

… they are struggling mightily in school, and may over time be labeled as lazy, or someone who just isn’t trying hard enough. These are dangerous labels for any child with ADD because they problem doesn’t lie with their desire or motion to excel rather a brain chemical imbalance between the neurotransmitter chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine which causes them only to be able to focus for short periods of time unless they find the subject matter compelling. The inability to focus can …

Nutrition Expert and Author Shares Important Diet Information For ADD, ADHD and Weight Loss

… harnessed with a drug. If parents were to understand that everything that they put in their child’s diet, even though they probably think, I’m sure they think they’re doing right with the low fat milk and the cereals and all that, and the bagels. But all those foods are all very high GI. And the juices and things like that and of course, what kid doesn’t enjoy a Red Bull which is nothing but caffeine and sugar. All those things deplete that brain chemical which, among …