Category Archives: Behavior

ADHD and Immaturity: Frustration Galore!

Act your age!  Immature?  You bet, and there’s science to back it up. It takes longer for people with ADHD to mature.  This nonlinear process causes a back-and-forth that stifles long-term development.  Children can be more than 3 years behind.  It takes adults until their late 30s to reach maturity levels of 21-year-olds. The decreased […]

Behavior Management – Another Medication

45% of adolescents with ADHD have conduct disorders.  It directly impacts social interactions with parents, teachers, and peers.  Medication and behavior therapy together result in the greatest improvement in symptoms. Characteristics of behavior disorders include inattention, impulsivity, and occasional hyperactivity.  Their response inhibition increases risk-taking.  There are increases/decreases of particular behaviors or reactions. Negative, disobedient, […]

Sports and ADHD: The Perfect Medication

Cutting-edge psychiatrists have begun recommending sports to support the side effects of ADHD.  Try at least 40 minutes of activity per day.  Factors to consider are medication, overall health, and scheduling. Choosing the right sport greatly impacts the factors of success.  ADHD challenges structure, order, and distractability.  For the most, teens’ most formitable opponents on […]

ADHD and Addiction? 30% – 50%

It is common for people with ADHD to turn to addictive substances such as alcohol, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine. Their attempt is often to improve abilities, help them feel better, or self-medicating.  The activities work at first, providing them with ADHD relief.  Ultimately, these high-risk behaviors can result in academic failure, incarcerations, or death from […]

Is it funny? No, it’s CYBERBULLYING?

Teens live for their cell phones…90% of ’em all.  You think that the biggest challenges come from throwing them?  No…cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is the use of cell phones, instant messaging, email, chat rooms or social media used to intimidate, harass, threaten, or humiliate someone.  It has increased among teens as they have more access to electronic […]

Journaling for ADHD…Cures what ails ya!

Powerful tools: A pen coupled with paper. An impact on physical well-being.  Just a few sentences a day can reduce stress, anger, sadness, and anxiety. What could be better than that? Traveling in the WayBack Machine… Oh no! Visiting a high school where everyone is taller than me…even the freshman. How can this happen? Is […]